This guide presents a comprehensive comparison table for the Crowdmark and Gradescope assessment grading platforms.
The biggest thing to consider is that while the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering provides the license for Crowdmark, it does not provide one for Gradescope. Gradescope is currently not an approved tool in UofT's Academic Toolbox.
If you are planning to use Gradescope in your course, you would need to secure a license independently and we’d also encourage you to review our blog post before incorporating Gradescope into your course: Tips to safely implement un-vetted tools in your course.
|Part of UofT Academic Toolbox||
Yes;Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering provides license
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering does not provide license. If you would like to use it in your course, you would need to obtain the license yourself. You can sign up for a free Gradescope account on gradescope.ca homepage to ensure data stored on Canadian servers (not gradescope.com!)
|Integrated into Quercus||You can connect your Quercus course to Crowdmark, sync course roster and assessment grades||Gradescope is not integrated into Quercus – you can’t sync course roster and grades. You will need to manually add students to Gradescope and assessment grades to Quercus.|
||Access Gradescope from gradescope.ca homepage|
|Supported assessment types||
Paper-based (Administered)– any question type students can respond to on paper (especially handwritten, calculations)
Online (Assigned) – assessment set up and administered fully online in Crowdmark.
Paper-based and digital assessments– any question type students can answer on paper or annotate on the document using their device:
Online Assignments (Beta) – assessment set up and administered directly in Gradescope. Students can submit responses in Gradescope interface.
Programming assessment - students submit code projects and instructors can grade them automatically or manually.
Paper-based assessment: instructor created question templates in Crowdmark and distributes physical copies of question booklets to students
Online assessment: instructor creates assessment questions in Crowdmark and selects distribution option. Students receive link to assessment via email and submit it in Crowdmark
Paper-based and digital assessments: instructor creates a question template where students will print and write answers in a designated space or annotate on the document using their device
Online assignments (Beta): instructor creates questions in Gradescope. Students log into Gradescope interface to access assessment
Programming assessment: instructor creates assignment in Gradescope. Students log into Gradescope interface to access assessment
|Adding Assessment Grades to Quercus Gradebook||Sync assessment grades with Quercus from the Assessment Results interface in Crowdmark||
Steps to add grades from Gradescope to Quercus Gradebook:
|Submission file type and size limit||
PDF, JPG, and PNG file formats. The size limit is 12mb per JPG or PNG file and 25mb per PDF file.
More about Crowdmark
- Check out our EdTech knowledgebase articles about using Crowdmark
- Register for Crowdmark Fall 2023 Training Webinars
More about Gradescope
- Visit Gradescope web page to access their knowledgebase articles.