Seminar Series

Gradescope: Gamify your exam marking!


Tim Bell


The University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:00 NZST in Erskine 315.


Gradescope ( is a free online system that simplifies the marking of written exams and assignments. The students' work is scanned to PDF (or submitted as PDF), and the system brings up each answer for you to mark with a few keystrokes. It can be used by multiple markers simultaneously. I have used it for several exams, and have found it very useful. This seminar will demonstrate Gradescope, give a few tips for making it more efficient on local computers, and give an indication of the benefits, costs and risks involved in using it.


Tim Bell is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His main current research interest is computer science education.