PeerMark is a peer review tool within Turnitin and now available via CloudDeakin through (partial) integration.


PeerMark allows students (anonymously or non-anonymously) to evaluate each other’s work against the criteria set up by teachers and learn from their peers. It allows student-to-student feedback (including self-review option) and is now partly integrated with CloudDeakin.


Learning from peers has a significant impact on student learning (Hatti 2009). PeerMark can help facilitate the following aspects of learning:

  • Understand the assessment task and criteria better as students make judgement about their work and their peers’ work;
  • Promote peer learning and encourage active learning;
  • Enhance critical & reflective thinking, communication and collaboration skills;
  • Maintain the level of feedback (both quality and quantity) for student learning without more input from teachers

PeerMark has being piloted at Deakin University since T3 2015 and is now (partially) integrated with CloudDeakin. If you would like to use PeerMark, please let your faculty learning and teaching support team know so they can set it up.

For more information on PeerMark, please refer to the resources below:

  • Communicate the benefits of peer review with students and explain what processes and skills are involved to conduct peer review – e.g. what does positive and constructive feedback look like? why is peer review beneficial for student learning?
  • Share samples of high/mid/low quality of work to help students understand the standards.
  • Allow students to carry out self-review to develop students’ ability to critically review their own work.
  • Hattie, J. A. C. (2009). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. London, UK: Routledge.