Turnitin GradeScope Pilot and Deployment

July 2021December 2022

What is Turnitin GradeScope?

Turnitin GradeScope is a tool for marking handwritten assessments such as math, chemistry and physics. Gradescope allows grouping of similar student responses together for simultaneous marking and feedback, greatly improving the efficiency of the marking process. Course coordinators can set GradeScope up for either student or staff submissions of scanned documents.

Turnitin GradeScope also includes functionality for the submission of software coding assignments by students. Code assignments can be both automatically or manually marked.

What is happening?

Semester 2 2021

Turnitin GradeScope was piloted for the submission and automated marking of coding assignments in ITEE.

Summer Semester 2021

Turnitin GradeScope will be trialled in MATH1051 for the staff scanning, uploading and marking of an internal exam that uses a template (students answer questions in the exam paper). The tool will also be trialled for the student submission of a handwritten, Zoom invigilated exam.

Semester 1 2022

Turnitin GradeScope will be made available to all courses and its use promoted to staff in relevent disciplines.

How was the pilot initiated?

The Digital Learning Sub-committee (DLSC) requested a pilot of Turnitin GradeScope for Semester 2, 2021 for the automated marking of code assignments in ITEE courses. Based on a successful pilot the Digital Learning sub-committee endorsed the inclusion of GradeScope in UQ's Turnitin licence for 2022 and that its availablity be brought to the attention of all other disciplines that might benefit from its use, i.e. Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Accounting and Finance. 

What resources are being produced?



  • Student Turnitin GradeScope guides
  • Video case studies from users
  • Turnitin GradeScope workshop plan

How is the availablity of Turnitin GradeScope being communicated?

  • Articles regarding this this project will feature regularly in the Teaching and eLearning News newsletter:
    • 13 December 2021
    • 4 January 2021
    • 31 January 2021
  • December / January meetings with various stakeholders to demonstrate and discuss GradeScope functionality
  • 6 December 2021 Project page created to inform stakeholders
  • 20 January Turnitin GradeScope workshop for Learning Designers
  • 24 February eLearning Operational Forum
  • Workshops delivered through the Staff Development program
    • Turnitin GradeScope workshop