Grading your Remote Assessments with Crowdmark

Friday, September 18, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Location: Online 

Facilitators: Fiona Dunbar (CEMC, MATH), Sean Speziale (MATH), Paul Kates (CTE)


Learn how Crowdmark can be used for grading assignments and remote exams. Crowdmark’s Assigned Assessment workflow allows students to view the assessment questions online and submit their responses within a specific time frame. Students can complete the assessment on paper and take photos using a mobile phone or complete it digitally using Word or Google Docs and save it as a PDF. Crowdmark has been used in more than 200 courses at Waterloo in the past year.
Online submission and grading with Crowdmark offers a number of important benefits for the management of assignments and tests in courses of medium to large attendance:

  • Submissions are anonymous to markers.
  • Submissions can be graded by question
  • Grades are calculated and can be exported to the LEARN gradebook automatically
  • Marking quality is easier to supervise and monitor
  • New and pre-defined grading comments can be shared and reused by markers

Learning outcomes:
After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality of Crowdmark
  • Assess whether Crowdmark can replace your current method of assignment management.


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