ARCHIVED: In Turnitin, what is PeerMark?

This content has been archived, and is no longer maintained by Indiana University. Information here may no longer be accurate, and links may no longer be available or reliable.'s PeerMark tool facilitates student peer review.

Note: At Indiana University, PeerMark is currently only available directly from, not through Oncourse or Canvas. However, instructors can create peer review assignments directly in Canvas; see What is a peer review Assignment? For more about the integration between Turnitin and Oncourse, see ARCHIVED: Oncourse Turnitin integration: Overview.

PeerMark offers the following features:

  • Selection criteria for forming peer review groups:
    • Facilitates random or customized organization of students into peer review groups
    • Accommodates student selection of peer groups
    • Allows instructors to require that students review their own essays
  • Distribution of papers:
    • Provides instructors with options to choose how many papers are automatically distributed to students to review
    • Allows students who do not submit a paper for review to participate in the review of others' papers
    • Permits anonymous or signed reviews
    • Tracks students' completion of tasks
  • Modes of student response:
    • Accommodates scale or open-ended questions, or a combination of the two
    • Allows students to view all or a set of selected papers
    • Allows students to view all or only selected reviews

For more, see:

Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 17:51:31.