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Extending Gradescope Complete Access for Instructors Through 2020

Earlier this year when we began to understand the scope and impact of COVID-19 on campuses worldwide, we decided to offer Gradescope Complete free through the remainder of the term to help instructors with the urgent transition to remote assessment.

It’s become clear that even if students and faculty return to campus in the Fall many universities must also plan for remote alternatives. For that reason, we will continue to offer Gradescope Complete free for individual instructors through 2020.

With more instructors using Gradescope in remote settings than ever before, we’ve received valuable feedback and feature requests that our team has been working hard to implement. We enhanced the online assignments workflow, including adding time limits and extensions, images in question text, and options for students to upload files to a question and download a template or instructions for a paper-based assignment.

Still, the question we have received most over the last few months is how to maintain integrity in your remote assessments. We know it’s critically important to you and your universities to ensure students are completing their assignments and exams on their own. In response, we’re working on building and integrating capabilities to help you secure and maintain the integrity of your assessments whether you’re in-person or continuing to instruct from a distance, and we will share updates as these become available.

While Gradescope can immediately help individual instructors set up and deliver assessments, some schools and universities are asking for broader, more integrated solutions. Though we are not able to offer institutional or departmental licenses for free, we work with institutions on flexible solutions that minimize costs and meet their needs. When we do that, we are able to integrate Gradescope into your LMS, bringing further efficiency to your existing grading workflows and systems.

Navigating the current circumstances is challenging and we want you to know that we are here to help. To get started with remote assessments, sign up for an upcoming workshop or view our recent webinars. You can also browse our FAQ for delivering remote assessments. We also continue to incorporate your feedback. You can view our progress on our public Gradescope roadmap or Twitter.

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please always reach out to us at help@gradescope.com.

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