This section will give you an overview of Turnitin and Moodle assignments. We will cover the respective functions and capabilities of each tool which will help you to decide the most appropriate assessment tool for your needs.

 

 

Choosing Your Assessment Tool

Please use our assessment comparison tool to choose the best assignment tool to meet your requirements.

Please view our overview of some of the most commonly used assessments at Roehampton and how they can be facilitated using existing educational tools and technologies.

Turnitin Assignments

Turnitin is the most commonly used assessment inbox at Roehampton. It produces a similarity report to assist with checking for plagiarism and supports students in improving the referencing. It also provides an effective grading and feedback function via Feedback Studio which includes an effective rubric tool. Turnitin is more limited than Moodle assignment when it comes to uploading multiple and varied file formats. Please view our comparison table above to help you choose the most appropriate tool for your teaching.

Assessment Set Up Tips

Setting up Individual Turnitin assignments 

Grading Turnitin Assignments

Collaborative partners: Setting up Turnitin inboxes – standard, mit circs, deferrals, resits

Individual Moodle Assignments

At Roehampton the Moodle assignment is mainly used for assessments that either don’t require Turnitin or are of a nature that Turnitin is unable to process;

  • Files that include code or files that include only images and that do not meet the Turnitin 20 word minimum, please note that any files other than video and audio will need to be within 50MB limit
  • Moodle assignment also allows for submission of multiple files if they are under 50MB
  • When used with the Kaltura plugin Moodle assignment can accept large video or audio files over 50MB (you must be using the Kaltura function for this – see creative assessment section below and speak with your eLearning Advisor)

It is worth noting that Turnitin can also be integrated into Moodle assignments for assessments with several parts such as podcasts + scripts/essays. so that you can still make use of the Turnitin similarity report for those parts that require it. You cannot use Turnitin’s feedback studio function with Moodle assignments due to technical reasons. Please view our comparison table above to help you choose the most appropriate tool for your teaching.

Please consult your eLearning Advisor before using this option so that we can confirm that this tool will meet your requirements.

Assessment Set Up Tips

Individual Moodle Assignments (for submission of individual files under 100MB)

Moodle assignment marking guide (individual & group – comprehensive)

Locking submissions and releasing grades and feedback with Moodle assignment (quick guide)

Group/Peer assessment

PeerMark is a peer review assignment tool. You can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. Please speak with your eLearning Advisor regarding this option.

Peermark must be assigned to an existing assignment, so first set up your Turnitin Assessment. 

Turnitin Peer assessment

Setting Up Group Moodle Assignments

Moodle assignment marking guide (individual & group – comprehensive)

Assessment Blogs and Forums (ePortfolios)

ePortfolios – please speak with your eLearning Advisor regarding this option.

Assessed Moodle Forum Discussion – please speak with your eLearning Advisor regarding this option.

Recording Student Presentations

Recording student presentations – please speak with your eLearning Advisor regarding this option.

Online Exams and Quizzes

Moodle Quizzes

Mentimeter (Online Polling Tool)

Inboxes for grading offline assessments
External Examiner
Marking, Moderation and Feedback - Collaborative Partners

The first video outlines the processes for marking, moderation and feedback that all module teams to adhere to. It’s particularly useful for Module Conveners or Module Leaders in CP institutions.

Here is the Power Point Presentation from the video:

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This is the second video about marking and moderation and uses examples of very good and marginally adequate work to show how to mark with reference to learning outcomes and criticality. These videos are suitable for all subjects as examples of good practice in marking, moderation and feedback at both UG and PG level. All partners are encouraged to distribute to marking staff.


Here is the Power Point Presentation from the video:

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