In semester 1 2022 Flinders University is piloting Gradescope assessment and grading software.
What is Gradescope?
Gradescope directly supports assessment in the sciences (computer science, physics, maths, chemistry, biology, engineering) and across a range of business areas, particularly accounting. It is particularly relevant for STEM subjects and other areas
that require hand written and hand drawn responses from students.
There are five types of assessments available in Gradescope:
Bubble sheet assignment
Gradescope helps administer and grade all of your assessments, whether online or in-class. It integrates with FLO and allows fast and accurate grading, and timely provision of feedback to students.
A few highlights include:
More quality and timely feedback, resulting in improved learning outcomes
Dynamic rubrics that help streamline the tedious parts of grading while increasing grading consistency and decreasing bias
Various assignment types ranging from fully online with many question types to handwritten, or a combination of the two
AI-assisted grading which allows instructors to automatically group similar answers and grade all the answers in each group at once
There are a few considerations to be taken into account:
Be sure to make your students aware this is a Pilot/Trial, seek their feedback on the tools, their user experience, and any enhanced levels of achievement obtained as a result of the tool use. The Pilot Team will help you with this.
Keep your own notes, on what worked, what did not, whether the tool helped achieve the desired outcomes, and the time investment you made. The Pilot Team will talk to you at the end of the pilot.
Support for the Pilot will be provided by the Learning Designers in the Colleges of Science & Engineering and Business, Government and Law.
Gradescope will be available until July 2022, after which the pilot will be evaluated, and a decision made about future use.
To get involved with the pilot,
please contact your college representative:
Getting started - Add Gradescope to your FLO topic
Turn editing on and click +
Add an activity or resource in the module where you want to create the
A dialog box will appear. In the
dialog box, select External tool. Name your assessment activity and from
the preconfigured tool dropdown, select Gradescope. Name your assessment
activity, and click Save and return to topic.
Back on your FLO topic page, click
the Gradescope assessment activity link you just created. This will launch
Gradescope. Once Gradescope launches, you'll see a dialog box Link to FLO
Assignment which gives you a choice of a new Gradescope assignmentor an existing Gradescope assignment (if there are any).
you link to a new assignment, a dialogue box will give you a choice of
assignment types. Please see the links below for an explanation of different
Now enter the parameters for the assignment type that you have
selected, into the dialogue box.
On the Gradescope Course Settings
page, you can update the course title, description, rubric types,
and score bounds. Keep in mind that course title and description changes made
here will only appear in Gradescope, not in FLO.
When you're finished,
click Update Course. Your Gradescope course is now linked to your FLO topic
and your students can access it. Now, it's recommended that you sync your
Gradescope roster with your FLO participants list (instructions below).
Navigate to your Gradescope Course
Dashboard. If you just completed the steps in the section above you will
already be on the dashboard. If not, log in to FLO > Click your topic >
Click the Gradescope activity link in your topic.
From your Gradescope Course
Dashboard, click Roster in the left sidebar to get to your roster
page. On your Roster page in Gradescope, click the SyncFLO Roster button.