Gradescope Joins Turnitin

Gradescope Blog
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2 min readOct 3, 2018


We are excited to announce that we have decided to join Turnitin!

Our entire team is staying together, and we are excited to accelerate the development of Gradescope under the Turnitin umbrella. Our users can expect the exact same speedy, high-quality service that they are used to, and our license agreements remain unchanged.

Proud Gradescopers

Four years ago, we set out to build software to save instructors time and provide students with better feedback. As educators, we knew that grading is a necessary process, but one that no one enjoys. Our goal for Gradescope became to be the best place to provide students with helpful feedback on all types of work as quickly and effectively as possible.

In the past four years, we have made incredible progress toward this goal. Instructors save time with an efficient workflow and AI-assisted grading. They also receive actionable insights about their assignments, including paper exams, homework, online assignments, and programming projects. Students often get feedback on their work in a matter of hours rather than weeks.

Thanks to a world-class team, we have built a product that is among the most loved in higher education. Gradescope has been used at over 600 schools, and over 60M student answers have been graded to date. Every day, our users let us know that we improve their lives, and our rapidly growing number of institutional licenses reflects the same.

We’re always looking to expand our bear family!

And yet there is still so much to accomplish in the years to come, and so many schools that we hope to serve. In joining forces with Turnitin, we are excited to get to where we want to be much faster, with many more resources to build the product we envision, and deep institutional connections to distribute it.

Just like Gradescope, Turnitin was founded by a few UC Berkeley graduate students who saw an inefficiency in how students received feedback. Almost twenty years later, more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries use Turnitin. Over one billion student papers have been submitted since the company’s founding. We are truly excited to work together and make the lives of instructors and students better and better.

Arjun, Sergey, Ibrahim, and the entire Gradescope team.