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Purpose and eligibility

Turnitin is reinforcing its position as a technology leader in the educational space, through the provision of solutions that support academic integrity in assessment design and delivery. We are looking to support and encourage research and development that will inform ongoing enhancement and innovation of its products.

In 2020, Turnitin is sponsoring grants in Asia Pacific to support activities related to piloting and grading with the use of Gradescope for different assessment types across various disciplines. Our grants are awarded to projects that showcase how Gradescope informs learning, increases efficiency in grading remote assessments and highlights best practices (use cases) in design and delivery of remote assessments. 


  1. Increase adoption of Gradescope as a technology to support remote learning and authentic assessment, including assessment security and proctoring potential
  2. Develop case studies on the use of Gradescope across multiple disciplines
  3. Encourage research that will lead to the enhancement or improvement of Gradescope

Grant Prizes

1st prize: AUD 2,500 | 2nd prize: AUD 2,000 | 3rd prize: AUD 1,500
4th, 5th, and 6th prizes each: AUD 500


Submission deadline: Friday, 26 February 2021, 9:00 am AEDT

Grant prizes will be awarded on: Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 9:00 am AEDT

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About Gradescope

Gradescope is a complete assessment platform that transforms grading into learning.

As a time saving, AI-assisted technology, Gradescope is able to collect and digitise submissions and streamline feedback and grading. The tool supports educators by providing consistency while marking with rubrics, along with timely, quality feedback to students.

Gradescope’s technology is superior to traditional grading, and spans and supports a wide range of assessment types, including remote, paper-based and online assessments in different disciplines.

At its core, Gradescope supports teachers in understanding student learning trends. With the help of its get-per-question and per-rubric item statistics, Gradescope can identify gaps in knowledge; enabling teachers to evaluate program trends and modify learning content methodically. The technology also equips teachers with the ability to provide prompt, individualised, actionable, and formative feedback to students in order to boost overall learning outcomes. 

Assessment types Gradescope supports:

  • Online/remote
  • Multiple Choice
  • Exams
  • Handwritten answer types
  • Programming projects

Here are some resources that can support the migration of assessments online:

See Gradescope in action

Check out our video resources to see how Gradescope supports formative assessment:

  1. Creating a formative assessment - an online assignment and a homework assignment
  2. How teachers can mark the assessment
  3. How students view feedback and request a regrade
  4. Using assessment statistics to understand learning trends

Criteria for participation

Participants are allowed to do this individually or collaborate with a peer within the same institution or in another institution. 

As part of the application process, participants are encouraged to submit an abstract (250 - 500 words), on how they intend to pilot Gradescope for the year in 2021 and support one or more of the benefits of Gradescope mentioned below:

  • Supporting administering and grading fully online assignments, no paper required
  • Supporting existing paper-based assignments
  • Supporting a combination of online and paper-based approaches
  • Supporting administering and grading of programming languages and coding
  • Increase grading efficiency and effectiveness, and
  • Consistency in feedback and enhancing learner experience

Project Options

The options for project types might include any of the following;

  1. Pilot and expand the use of Gradescope in units and/or courses to showcase one or all of the benefits of Gradescope as mentioned above, for consideration by the Turnitin panel.
  2. Research on use of Gradescope in units and/or courses to support product enhancement to allow for more inclusive assessments or showcase how it is supporting inclusive assessment.
  3. New use of Gradescope in STEM units and/or courses with particular interest in programming assessments, utilising code autograding and code similarity, which allow you to check for potential plagiarism cases among the code submissions.
  4. Pilot Gradescope to showcase its learning statistics and how it can be used to measure, collect, analyse and report data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs.
  5. Pilot and showcase how Gradescope supports formative and summative assessments and informs learning.

Submission deadline: Friday, 26 February 2021, 9:00 am AEDT

Grant prizes will be awarded on: Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 9:00 am AEDT

Requirements for successful applications

  1. Link to an abstract in a Microsoft Word or Google document that should include a project plan that addresses the following:
    • A rationale for the project
    • A budget plan
    • A dissemination plan that includes presentation/poster at any peer reviewed conference of choice the following year as well as potentially a scholarly output and/or short video for use in professional learning programs
  2. All submissions will be reviewed by the Turnitin panel and winners will be awarded grant prizes outlined in the table below
  3. As part of the project implementation phase, successful candidates will need to:
    • Report quarterly on project progress with the Turnitin team via Zoom video conferencing
    • Submit an email receipt that shows acceptance to present at a conference of your choice
    • Present at Turnitin’s APAC User Summit 2021
    • Participate in marketing and PR opportunities where relevant with Turnitin

Grant Prizes

First prize AUD 2,500
Second prize AUD 2,000
Third prize AUD 1,500
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth prize winners will each receive AUD 500 (totals AUD 1,500)

Accountability and Dissemination

  1. Participants are expected to Sign-up for Gradescope and run a pilot for any of the project options
  2. Grant applications will close on 26th of February 2021 and are to be submitted via the APAC Gradescope Grant webpage
  3. The review panel will consist of the VP APAC, Turnitin Assessment solutions Consultant, Customer Growth Manager (ANZ HK). In addition, consultation with relevant participants may occur as required to make considered decisions.
  4. All projects must commence and be completed in 2021. 
  5. Successful applicants will be expected (as a minimum) to present their project at the annual Turnitin User summit and peer-reviewed conference in 2021.
  6. Successful applicants will be expected to write a testimonial of their experience with Gradescope and share a link to a 5-min recorded video (user story) on their experience with Gradescope 
  7. Successful applicants will be expected to write a case study addressing how Gradescope has informed learning, increased grading efficiency or allowed for consistency in feedback.
  8. If appropriate, applicants should ensure that they have applied for the relevant institutional ethics approval before they commence their project.


By participating in the APAC Gradescope Grants program, participants grant Turnitin a licence to reproduce, on a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive and royalty-free basis the content of their submissions which may be published and promoted on Turnitin owned and affiliated websites and publications with credit provided to the author.