If an existing tool does not meet a demonstrated teaching and learning need, new tools are investigated and, if approved, piloted before becoming a supported tool. The following tools are in pilot on all campuses.

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InScribe connects communities of educators and students to provide highly scalable, context-specific support, when and where students need it most.

Learn about Inscribe

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Collaborative annotation software which makes reading active, visible, and social. Hypothes.is enables students to engage with their texts, instructors, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways

Learn about Hypothes.is

Future Teaching Tools Pilots


Beginning in Spring Semester 2021, all campuses can participate in the Gradescope pilot. Gradescope is a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, and code assignments. It supports problem sets and projects as well as worksheets, quizzes, exams, and papers. 

Why Gradescope? With Gradescope, instructors can create more consistent grading across students and sections. In traditional grading practices, instructors grade one full exam at a time, which is referred to as vertical grading. Feedback for each response in vertical grading tends to not be consistent across all students. 

Gradescope allows instructors to grade horizontally. Instructors grade all responses to question one before advancing to question two, and so on until grading is complete. Using this approach, students receive more consistent feedback. 

If you are interested in participating, please email teachingtools@umsystem.edu.

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