How do I add comments in the Turnitin Feedback Studio?

You will learn how to create comments in your Turnitin assignment which students can then view. The types of comments include highlighting text from the student's work, pointing out grammar and punctuation mistakes where they occur within the paper, and providing an overall evaluation via text or audio recording.

You must have already created a Turnitin assignment within your course and at least one student must have already submitted a paper.

In this case, the Turnitin assignment is called Response Paper (Turnitin).

Turnitin assignment link is selected.

You will be taken to the "Assignment Inbox" within the Turnitin container.

2. Click on the Pencil icon to select a paper to grade.

When you click on the Pencil icon, the title of the paper, or the similarity report icon, the Feedback Studio will open in a new window.

Pencil icon is selected.

3. The Feedback Studio opens in a new tab.

Feedback studio
How do I use Quickmarks?

Follow these steps to learn how to add Quickmarks to the student's paper.

1. Click on the Quickmarks icon.

Quickmarks icon is selected

2. The Quickmarks panel opens.

Quickmarks panel

3. Drag a comment anywhere onto the paper.

'AWK.' comment is now on the paper

4. Use the dropdown menu to select other comments.

dropdown menu

5. Select Format.

Format is selected

6. Format comments display for you to choose from.

Format comments show
How do I add my own comments to the paper?

Follow these steps to learn how to add your own comments to the student's paper.

1. Click anywhere on the paper where you want to make a comment.

location on paper clicked

2. Click on the Comment icon.

Comment icon selected

3. Type a comment.

Comment text

4. Click on Assign Criterion.

This option is only available if you have a rubric attached to this Turnitin assignment.

Assign Criterion selected

5. Click somewhere else on the paper.

elsewhere is clicked

6. A speech bubble will appear on the paper.

After grading and commenting are finished, students will see the various icons showing the different types of comments after the Feedback date has passed.

speech bubble appears on paper

7. Click on the speech bubble to view or edit your comment.

speech bubble selected.
How do I create a general comment?

You will learn how to create a general comment for the student submission.

1. Click on the Feedback Summary icon.

Feedback Summary icon.

2. Leave an audio or text comment.

Tip: The maximum time for an audio comment is 3 minutes.

Feedback Summary options for voice or text

Article Summary

You have now learned how to use the Feedback Studio to create useful comments on a student's paper within a Turnitin assignment.