Separating grades from feedback - possible?
I am asking this on behalf of a lecturer:
1) Is there any way that marks on FeedbackStudio can be witheld until students have read and responded to our feedback? Any workarounds to achieve this?
2) I thought FeedbackStudio had a setting in which students were asked to reply to the feedback given, but I can't find it now; was I imagining that?
I suspect the answer is 'no' to number 2.
For no 1 - does anyone have a potential workaround?
We are using Turnitin within a Blackboard Learn integration. As far as I know it is possible not to reveal the grades to students using the post date function. But this means that the written feedback on the assignment is also hidden to students. What they would like to achieve is that students look at the written/audio feedback BEFORE they see their mark/grade.
Or is this on the roadmap by any chance?
Thanks for any tips,
I'd love that as an option - pedagogically, it's really useful. (I've seen research in the past supporting it, and have never found any saying that it didn't work; of course, now I can't find it :( )
Following on from Tunde's comments, we used to have the old area where we could make product enhancement requests - where is it now?
I completely agree that having these functions would be really useful but, to the best of my knowledge, I don't think they exist at the moment and I haven't been able to identify any workarounds. I guess you could not add the mark and wait for students to view their feedback before adding the marks later. But that sounds long-winded and time consuming. If anyone has any ideas on this, I'd be really pleased to hear about them. Sara Marsham - any ideas?
Hi all - thanks for the beehive thinking. We also thought of workarounds such as creating a new GradeCentre column and putting marks there; then you can show feedback only to students un-hiding the GradeCentre coumn for the Turnitin assignment on the post-date (eg even if anonymous marking), and then un-hiding the other GC column on another, later date. BUT we do not recommend such workarounds in high-stake cases such as this, too prone to potential errors and subject to the whims of GC/Tii changes. It would indeed be good if this function was considered within Turnitin.
Plus also the function of feedback dialogue - ie a comment or response box for students to respond to their feedback. (And option for grader/lecturer to respond etc.)
I agree with both the key requirements above i.e. separate grades and feedback, and have the ability for students to respond to feedback.
It's not really a workaround as such but I'm aware of some tutors including the grade within the feedback comments rather than adding a grade within Turnitin, in order to encourage students to view their feedback. Again, it's fiddly and not very elegant; something more streamlined would be a lot better.