Technology Enhanced Learning Team


How does double marking work?

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For: StaffApplication: Grading & FeedbackTagged: assignment

Please note: Unfortunately, neither the Turnitin assignment nor the QMplus standard assignment provide comprehensive facilities for double marking.


The QMplus assignment provides a facility called “marking workflow” that can help with double marking, however, it does not provide comprehensive facilities for double marking. When marking student submissions, teaching staff can flag submissions as being in one of a number of states:

  1. Not marked (the marker has not yet started)
  2. In marking (the marker has started but not yet finished)
  3. Marking completed (the marker has finished but might need to go back for checking/corrections) – students do not see the mark
  4. In review (the marking is now with the teacher in charge for quality checking)
  5. Ready for release (the teacher in charge is satisfied with the marking but waits before giving students access to the marks)
  6. Released (the student can access the grades/feedback)


When this facility is used, it is easier to see which student submissions are in which state at any one time.

Also, the above states can be applied in bulk, meaning marks can be released to all students at the same time.

For double marking, the following steps are suggested:

  • Enable “Use marking workflow”
  • First Marker marks each submission and transitions the grading to “Marking completed” as each submission is graded.
  • Second Marker can then go in and give another grade then uses the batch operations to transition all grades to “Released” at the same time.


NOTE: Workflow and Turnitin post date
One advantage of the marking workflow is that the students will not see their grades until they are released. This feature can be used to replace the ‘post date’ that was available within the Turnitin V1 assignment.

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Produced by the the Technology Enhanced Learning Team at Queen Mary University of London.

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