Academic Technology Software
Academic technology-related products are approved by the Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) for implementation. Please see the ATAC page for the list of Academic Technology Approved Requests.
Brandeis now has a Gradescope license. Faculty may benefit from using Gradescope when administering and grading assessments.
What is Gradescope?
Gradescope is a remote assessment tool that enables you to seamlessly administer, collect, and grade all of your assessments. Gradescope helps you save time grading, grade more consistently, and get a clear picture of how your students are doing. It supports fully online assignments where no paper is required, paper-based assignments, assignments combining online and paper-based approaches, or programming assignments.
Saves time on grading - can reduce the time required for grading by 30% to 50%, without requiring advance preparation. You can return graded assignments or exams to students much faster and it only takes a few clicks.
Improves consistency and transparency - helps ensure consistency and fairness across graders, students, and sections by encouraging a horizontal workflow.
Allows you to create more meaningful assessments - in courses with large enrollments, Gradescope removes some of the limitations that constrain pedagogical choices, so instructors are free to create more open-ended assessments.
If you don't yet have a Gradescope account, you can create one on the homepage. Click the Log In button (top right), select School Credentials, then select ‘Brandeis University Username’ in the list presented. Next, you will be directed to the familiar Brandeis login page to enter your username and passphrase.
- Getting started with Gradescope videos
- Gradescope for Remote Assessment FAQs
- Help Center for instructor resources, FAQs, course workflow, best practices, etc.
- Remote Assessment webinars (on-demand recording of past workshops)
What is Overleaf?
If you don't have an Overleaf account, visit the Overleaf for Brandeis portal and select 'Log in through your Institution'. Enter your Brandeis email address, and you will be directed to the familiar Brandeis login page to enter your account credentials.
Getting help for students with accessibility issues
There may be occasions where users are collaborating across different LaTeX platforms due to preference or accessibility reasons. In this case, LaTeX file sharing can be facilitated through the Overleaf Git-Bridge, an Overleaf integration with GitHub.com. See the Brandeis Library guide LaTeX with Overleaf for details on how to collaborate with Overleaf or contact Brandeis Library Data Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Brandeis Library guide LaTeX with Overleaf
- Short video introduction to Overleaf
- Interactive online introduction to LaTeX
For additional assistance with LaTeX and Overleaf, please contact Brandeis Library Data Services at email@example.com including integrations with GitHub and accessibility options for teaching with LaTeX. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For additional information regarding these products, please contact email@example.com.
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