The University took out a licence to Gradescope (part of the Turnitin suite of products) in February 2021.
The key features of Gradescope are
- Enables efficient online marking of scanned handwritten work:
this applies mostly to assessments requiring the use of mathematical or scientific notation, but also some modern languages assessments.
- Supports timed assessments:
for example an exam can be made available for 23 hours, but must be completed within 2 hours once started.
It is available for use in Summer 2022 online exams, and for coursework assessment, subject to modules meeting certain criteria. Please log a Service Desk ticket for details.
This document details the workflow and settings needed to create online Take Home Exam submission points in Gradescope.
If you plan to use Gradescope for exams, please ensure that your students have had the opportunity to practise submitting to the tool – for example, a formative assessment or mock exam.
Guides on the use of Gradescope
Gradescope provide comprehensive help materials at https://help.gradescope.com
At Reading, Gradescope is integrated into Blackboard (similar to the integration between Blackboard and Turnitin).
On courses where Gradescope use has been approved, both staff and students should access Gradescope via Blackboard.
Setting up Gradescope in a course
Setting up a Gradescope assignment
- Homework / Problem Set – students write answers by hand on paper, then scan work and upload it to Gradescope.
- Online Assignment – MCQs.
Submitting to Gradescope
Marking and Moderation
Managing marks and feedback
Student help guides
Includes video tutorials on scanning and submitting to Gradescope