PeerMark™ is a peer review assignment tool. Instructors can create and manage PeerMark assignments that allow students to read, review, and evaluate one or many papers submitted by their classmates. With the advanced options in PeerMark instructors can choose whether the reviews are anonymous or attributed.

The basic stages of the peer review process:

  • Instructor creates a Turnitin paper assignment.
  • Instructor creates a PeerMark assignment and sets the number of papers students will be required to review, and creates free response and scale questions for students to respond to while reviewing papers.
  • Student papers are submitted to the Turnitin assignment.
  • On the PeerMark assignment start date, students begin writing peer reviews.
  • For each assigned paper students write reviews by responding to the free response and scale questions.
  • Students receive reviews as other students complete them.
  • Once the PeerMark assignment due date passes no more reviews can be written, completed, or edited by the writer

Click the link for a step-by-step guide on How to create a PeerMark Assignment.

The following videos can be shared with your students showing them how to use PeerMark. They are also beneficial for you, the instructor, to watch and see how the interface works from a student’s perspective.

Step 1: How to create a PeerMark Ready Assignment

This tutorial also includes how the student will submit their initial assignment to be reviewed.


Step 2: How to turn on PeerMark to enable the peer review


Step 3: How students conduct the peer reviews

How to view your students’ reviews