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This refers to Moodle 4.1 from December 2023 onwards

This guidance shows how to create your own QuickMark set and QuickMarks. 

Dependencies – This guidance presumes you know how to create and mark a Turnitin assignment.

Creating your own QuickMarks set

  1. Click on the Turnitin assignment you wish to create your own QuickMarks for. Example: 

Turnitin assignment in Moodle

2. This will load up the Turnitin page that contains the student’s assignments. Towards the right-hand side click on the 'Tickbox' icon. 

Students assignment in Turnitin with tickbox icon highlighted

3. A pop-up window will appear which is the 'QuickMark Manager' screen. 

There are three columns on this screen which are:

    1. "Sets" column displays all the QuickMark sets available to you.
    2. "Marks" column displays all the quickmarks within the set.
    3. The third column provides information such as what QuickMark set is active.
    4. The 'Arrow' icon enables you to import or export other QuickMark sets.

QuickMarks manager screen

4. To create a new QuickMark set, press the '+' icon within the "Sets" column.

The plus icon is Sets column

5. This will open up a small textbox window. Enter the name of what you want to call your QuickMarks set and press 'Save'.

Naming new QuickMark set

6. You should now see your new QuickMark set within the "Sets" column. You will notice next to the name there is the number 0 on the right. This indicates that there are no QuickMarks in this set. Click on your QuickMark set to select it.

Selecting new QuickMark set

7. To create a brand new QuickMark press the '+' icon within the "Marks" column.

8. In the third column give your QuickMark a title that is short. Within the "Description" write an explanation about what your comment is about. When you are complete press 'Save'.

 Adding a new QuickMark to set

You will now see that in the "Sets" column there is the number 1 to indicate there is one QuickMark in there. Within the "Marks" column you will see the name of your new QuickMark.

New QuickMark showing in set

Actions buttons

With the QuickMark selected within the "Marks" column you will see there is an Actions button. If you press this then you will have the following options.

  • 'Add to set' – Enables you to add this QuickMark to another set. This will make a copy of your QuickMark and place it in the set you choose.
  • 'New set' – Enables the creation of a new set of QuickMarks
  • 'Other' – There are two options available, 'Archive' and 'Remove from this set'. If you select 'Remove from this set' then the QuickMark will disappear from the set.

Actions menu in QuickMark Manager

Add QuickMarks to different sets

If you wish to add existing QuickMarks that are in different sets:

  1. Click on the set which contains the existing QuickMark. 
  2. Within the "Marks" column, click on QuickMark you wish to use. 
  3. In the third column press the 'Actions' button and then press 'Add to set'.
  4. Then from the list select the set you wish to add it to. This will create a copy of the QuickMark and not move the QuickMark from one set to another. 

Adding a QuickMark to an existing set

Making QuickMarks active

  1. Once you have finished adding your QuickMarks to your set and are now ready to use it, press the set you wish to make active and then in the third column press the link Make this the active set

Making a QuickMark set live

Your set will now have a blue orb next to it to indicate this is the live set.

Blue dot to show that QuickMark set is live

2. Next, press the 'Close' button in the top right of the screen. This will close the QuickMarks Manager and you will be returned to the Turnitin page that contains the student assignments.

Close button

3. Click on the 'Blue pencil' on a student’s submission to load Feedback Studio. 

Blue pencil icon

4. In Feedback Studio the 'Tick' icon to being up the QuickMarks menu. This will display the active QuickMark set. When you wish to use a QuickMark just drag one and drop it on the assignment where you want to put it. 

Using active QuickMark set

5. If you wanted to select another QuickMark set you can do so by pressing the 'Downward arrow' next to the active set. This will then bring up the list of QuickMark sets to choose from. 

Switching to a different QuickMark set

How to export and import QuickMarks (Method 1) 

Your QuickMark sets that you have created will be available to any module that you are able to mark on. However, you may wish to share your QuickMark set with colleagues, or import a set from somewhere else that you'd like to use.

  1. Press the 'Tickbox' icon in the Turnitin Assignment page to launch the QuickMark Manager.

Tickbox icon

2. Within the QuickMark Manager pop-up window, choose the set you wish to export by clicking on it. Then press the 'Arrow' icon button on the top-right side. This will provide two options, select 'Export Set…'

Exporting QuickMark set

3. Your computer should then prompt you to select where to save the QuickMark file (.qms). Locate where you want to save your QuickMark file and then press 'Save'

Saving QuickMark set

You can now email or store this file for a colleague to use. They can follow the guidance below to import the QuickMarks.

Import set

  1. To import a QuickMark set click on the 'Arrow' icon button on the top-right side. This will provide two options, select 'Import Set…'
  2. This will bring up an import page, press 'Choose file'. Select the .qms QuickMark file from your computer and press 'Import'

3. When the file has finished uploading you will see the words "Import complete" at the bottom and the 'Close' button will be clickable. Press 'Close'.

Import complete and ready to close window

 You will then be returned to the QuickMark Manager and you will see that the QuickMark set you imported can be found within the "Sets" column. 

Newly imported QuickMark set in Sets column

How to export and import QuickMarks (Method 2)

  1. You can export QuickMarks via Feedback Studio. To do this go to Feedback Studio and press the 'QuickMark' button.
  2. This will open up the QuickMark menu, press the 'Cogwheel' icon.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Cogwheel icon in QuickMarks screen

Import set

  1. To import a QuickMark set, click on the ellipsis icon and select Import set.

      2. Drag and drop the QuickMark set and click Upload.

Export set

  1. Select the QuickMark set you wish to export.
  2. Click on the ellipsis icon and select Export set to download the file.

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