Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Digital Desk, the current solution for Scantron bubble sheets, will be decommissioned, and the Exam Scoring service will be replaced with Gradescope Bubble Sheets for fall 2024. This change is part of the ITS Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s ongoing commitment to enhance the educational tools offered by the University of Iowa and was made after interviewing instructors, speaking with governance committees, and performing a service review.

Instructors can still use Digital Desk for the spring and summer 2024 semesters. The Copy Center will continue to provide integral support and services to ensure a smooth grading process. The Copy Center will still be available to instructors to pick up Gradescope Bubble Sheets and scan exams.

Gradescope Bubble Sheets is a robust and user-friendly platform that allows for quick, accurate grading of multiple-choice exams, providing detailed analytics that can help improve teaching and learning outcomes. For more information about Gradescope Bubble Sheets, please visit the Gradescope website.

Please look for future emails with details about this transition, including what this change will look like for faculty and staff. The ITS Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology will also offer training sessions to help instructors familiarize themselves with Gradescope Bubble Sheets and make the most of its features.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we move to Gradescope Bubble Sheets. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk.