Gradebook vs. GradeMark – same same but different?

Are you confused?  You’re not alone!

Many a head spins when Gradebook is mentioned, or GradeMark.  Many use these terms interchangeably.  ‘Aren’t they the same thing?’  I hear you implore.  Ummm, no.  Sorry to break it to you, they are very, VERY different but the good news is, it’s easy to know the difference.  Let’s break it down, like James Brown.

Gradebook – one word – marks
Example of iLearn Gradebook iLearn’s Gradebook is where all of the marks for a unit is stored, in the iLearn unit.  Teaching staff can add marks, weight tasks, do calculations, export to Excel, just to name a few functions.  Students can view their own marks for assessed tasks here.

GradeMark – one word – feedback   GradeMark example
GradeMark is a tool used for giving electronic feedback on a task submitted through Turnitin.  You can get fancy with drag and drop comments, write directly on the paper, use a rubric or even give voice comments!

There you have it!  Same, same?  No, not at all.  But different?  Yes, very much so! Hopefully it is now clearer than mud but if you are ever unsure, just ask.  We don’t bite…..   Or why not come along to training?  Click here for the latest workshops on offer.

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