IT-ATS is piloting Gradescope, an online grading tool, for evaluation during the 2023-2024 academic year.  Gradescope will be available to all UD instructors and integrated into Canvas.  Integration into Canvas, training sessions and support documentation are in development.  Please monitor the Canvas gateway page and your Canvas Dashboards for announcements.  If you would like to receive updates about the status of the pilot via e-mail, please complete this sign-up form.

Why Gradescope?  IT-ATS sought to pilot Gradescope in response to faculty feedback gathered in the 2022 educational technology survey.  Thank you to all instructors who expressed interest and provided feedback.  The feedback indicated needs for consistent grading, especially for paper-based student work in large classes, more flexible rubric capabilities for grading and feedback, and the ability to grade programming assignments.  Gradescope was selected because it could add significant value across campus:

  • Minimizing the time, effort, logistics, and coordination of handwritten and online assessment/grading
  • Providing pedagogical flexibility with support for MC, short answer, free response, diagrams/graphs, code, file uploads, etc. 
  • Enabling instructors to provide clear, timely, unbiased, and equitable feedback to students
  • Producing insightful data to inform instruction, student engagement, and accreditation

This Gradescope pilot is available only for this one year.  The continued integration of the tool in Canvas past the pilot period will depend on how effectively the tool meets the interests and needs of our pilot participants and how many faculty adopt the tool demonstrating the broader applicability to substantiate funding.

Look for more information soon about formally participating in the pilot!

For general information about Gradescope, visit For more detailed guides, including videos demonstrating many of Gradescope’s features, see Get Started.