TEL Tools: Turnitin GradeMark – Colour coded comments

TEL Tools is going to be a new regular feature on the MeLT TEL Blog.

With so many TEL (technology enhanced learning) tools out there, it can be difficult to choose the one that will be the most suitable for what you need and there are also lots of features within a tool that you might not know about.  To support you with this, the MeLT team are working on a series of short TEL Tools videos to showcase a range of tools and features. The aim of each video is to show you in a nutshell what the tool/feature does and how to use it.

The first TEL tool video looks at how colour coded comments can be used when marking assignments in Turnitin GradeMark.

For more information about Turnitin Grademark and other tools visit the Marjon TEL Help  Blog or contact the team: email: | Ext. 5673 | Room 108


Google Slides Real Time Questioning

Google’s answer to powerpoint, ‘Slides’ has been upgraded today with an app that allows students to send questions in real time to the presenter.

It looks like a nice feature that allows the audience to post questions via the app.  Other audience members can vote the questions up if they want to hear the answer too.  Anonymous questioning is  possible.

Google Slides Q&A update

Google Slides Q&A – Image from Google Docs Blog –


Google released this video which shows the system in action.

There is also a red dot function that acts like a laser pen when presenting from a computer.

Read more about the app release here:

The ‘Slides’ application is part of the Google Apps for Education.  These apps are available to all Marjon Staff.  Please contact Zac Gribble ( if you would like to know more.