Reviewed 06/12/2019

WARNING: Dissertations are marked via a Rubric. Be careful when accessing TII papers that you do not change any settings or remove the Rubric from the papers that you are marking. If you are in doubt regarding a pop-up asking you to confirm a change in settings or remove a rubric and you don’t know what to do, CLOSE THE INTERNET BROWSER IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT THE ELEARNING TEAM (51112).

Accessing the Dissertation

1) Enter Blackboard via the URL https://online.manchester.ac.uk and select the appropriate unit from your course list BIOL21090.

2) In the lower left hand menu (Labelled Control Panel), choose “Course Tools” > “Turnitin Assignments by Groups” (Note: Be certain to click the option that specifies “by groups”).

3) Choose the “eSubmission of Dissertation” option.

4) Choose the name of the “Marker” from the list. If you are the marker, this will be your own name, if you are moderating, this will be the person whose marking you are moderating.


5) You will now see a list of submissions that are specific to you, these will be anonymised where the students have used the Faculty Standard Naming Convention. Click the title of a submission to enter it.

 

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Marking of the dissertations is done via a mixture of comments and an online Rubric within Grademark. As the Rubric is filled in, the mark is calculated by the system to come to the most appropriate mark for the student.

1) Use the buttons in the right side of the submission to switch between the originality report (the plagiarism report) and Grademark (the marking system) tools.

 

 

 

2) Open the Rubric using the chequered icon in the right of the screen.

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screen-shot-2017-03-21-at-16-28-023) The rubric screen is split in two, the lower half has information regarding points in the rubric. The top half allows you to choose a score for the point in question.

4) Click the scores you wish to give to each aspect of the dissertation.

5) Annotate the script online as you would normally. NOTE: Grademark contains a 30 minute time out, meaning that any comments that take longer then 30 minutes (or if you do not add a new comment within a 30 minute window) may not be saved, to avoid this, ensure that you save your document regularly, as this will extend your session for another 30 minutes.

6) When you have added all the score that you wish into the Rubric, click the “Apply rubric percentage to grade” button to finalise the mark.

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7) Add the mark to any paper marking sheets that you have been provided and then close the window.

8) If you have further reports to mark, choose the next one and repeat.

Expanding the Rubric

If you feel that the rubric is too small to work with in the right hand menu, then press the expand button next to the rubric title (red).

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The rubric should open in a new window and will include all of the details regarding marking.

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Click the scores you wish to give to each aspect of the dissertation, this will highlight them.

Annotate the script online as you would normally. NOTE: Grademark contains a 30 minute time out, meaning that any comments that take longer then 30 minutes (or if you do not add a new comment within a 30 minute window) may not be saved, to avoid this, ensure that you save your document regularly, as this will extend your session for another 30 minutes.

When you have added all the score that you wish into the Rubric, click the “Apply rubric percentage to grade” button to finalise the mark.

Close the rubric when you are finished.

Close the report.

If you have further reports to mark, choose the next one and repeat.

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SBS – Marking Dissertations