Viewing the Reports

*Note: There is no "acceptable" percentage for similarity. While Turnitin does the leg work for us, it does not have the human element necessary to properly assess the Originality Report. An instructor must review each report/paper and determine the appropriateness of incorporated source material.

To view the Originality Report:

  • Beside the student's name, click on the percentage under the "Similarity" column. A new window will open and show the results.
  • Choose the "Originality" tab at the top of the page.
  • On the right side of the assignment, you will see a list of "matching" sources. These sources are both color-coded and numbered.
  • You may click on the number within the text of the document viewer. This will open a textbox that shows the original source. However, if it is a student submission, you will not be able to see it as the student retains intellectual property rights. You may request permission from the author's instructor.

To view the ETS rater:

  • Choose the "GradeMark" tab at the top of the page.
  • After a moment, the ETS rater results will appear as purple text boxes. These boxes are labeled and identify errors in the paper. When the student clicks on one of the boxes, s/he is able to get further information about the error, including access to an electronic handbook that has a more developed explanation of the error. As an instructor, you are able to "dismiss" any of these boxes.

Viewing PeerMark reviews:

  • On the summary page, you will see a new icon Launch PeerMark Reviews(“Launch PeerMark Reviews) beside the PeerMark Manager icon; click on that icon to access student reviews.
  • A new window will open and show a list of student submissions. The number of reviews completed is in the “received” column. To retrieve a student’s reviews, click on the number in that column. Another window will open to show just that student’s reviews. Click on the blue checkmark to retrieve a particular review.
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