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Ensuring Continuity of Education with Remote Grading Workflows

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (March 10, 2020) At Crowdmark, we’re concerned about how COVID-19 is impacting our community of students and educators. We recognize the immense costs that school closures – even when temporary – carry for communities, ranging from interrupted learning to social isolation. In order to support our community of educators as well as […]

Top Mathletes Emerge from the 2017 Canadian Open

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, supported by the Actuarial Profession, in particular the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the…

Ricoh and Crowdmark Join Forces to Transform Testing and Grading

TORONTO, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ – Ricoh Canada Inc. today announced the addition of Crowdmark’s advanced testing and grading solution to its Education solutions portfolio. The announcement was made today at the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) conference. This new addition is part of Ricoh’s ongoing efforts to better serve educators looking to enhance the […]

Canada’s Innovation University Moves to Paperless Grading with Crowdmark

TORONTO, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The University of Waterloo, one of North America’s leading research universities, marked the end of its April 2017 exam period by having four million paper-based assessments—enough to reach the top of the CN Tower–evaluated entirely online since partnering with the education technology company Crowdmark, Inc. The University of […]

Crowdmark Successfully Pilots Two-Stage Exams in North America

Two-stage exam format may introduce a valuable alternative to traditional exams TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – Working with five leading universities in North America during 2014-15, Crowdmark, Inc., a collaborative online grading and analytics platform, has demonstrated the benefits and advantages of using two-stage examinations in a number of undergraduate programs in post-secondary institutions […]

Northwestern University Chooses Crowdmark to Improve the Student Experience

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (August 5, 2015) Crowdmark, Inc., the education technology company that created the world’s first online collaborative grading and analytics platform, today announced that Department of Mathematics at Northwestern University has selected Crowdmark to improve the assessment workflow in order to enhance student learning opportunities. The selection was preceded by a 12 month pilot […]

University of Waterloo Selects Crowdmark to Improve Assessment Campus-Wide

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 9, 2015) Crowdmark, Inc., the education technology company that created the world’s first online collaborative grading and analytics platform, today announced that the University of Waterloo has selected Crowdmark to improve their assessment workflow and enhance student learning. Crowdmark was chosen by the University of Waterloo through a public RFP process following […]

University of Toronto Deploys Crowdmark’s Assessment and Analytics Platform to Improve Student Learning

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 4, 2015) Crowdmark, Inc., the education technology company that created the world’s first online collaborative grading and analytics platform, today announced that the University of Toronto is making Crowdmark available to select courses to improve the assessment workflow in order to enhance student learning opportunities. “This new implementation makes Crowdmark available via […]

New grading software saves teachers time and governments money

What started as a “logistical nightmare” – marking 5,000 exams with just 100 graders for the 2011 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC) – has evolved into a rapidly growing start-up with global market potential. Founded by University of…

Crowdmark my Words… But not my Blog

There is something that has annoyed me about my blog for quite a while now which is the length of some of my posts. While I am aware that people are time poor and want to read succinct posts and that “Long is lazy and brief is hard” I have…

USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Distance Education Network Selects Crowdmark’s Assessment and Analytics Platform to Improve Student Learning

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (May 22, 2014) Crowdmark, Inc., the EdTech company that created the world’s first online collaborative grading and analytics platform, today announced that the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Distance Education Network, DEN@Viterbi, has selected Crowdmark to improve the assessment workflow in order to improve student learning opportunities. The selection was preceded by a […]

Crowdmark Named “Most Innovative” at SIIA Conference

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA (May 21, 2014) The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) showcased some of the newest and most innovative products in the education technology market, and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program. The 13th annual Education Industry Summit, the leading conference for the K-12 […]

Crowdmark Inc. Named Finalist for SIIA Education Innovation Incubator Program

Crowdmark among 10 education technology trailblazers to be featured at the 2014 Education Industry Summit Toronto, Ontario, CANADA (April 30, 2014) Crowdmark, Inc., the EdTech company that created the world’s first online collaborative grading and analytics platform, today announced it has been named a finalist for the SIIA Education Innovation Incubator Program. The program will be […]

Software takes the pain out of marking exams

As a rule, teachers are enthusiastic about forming young minds and putting their energies toward bettering the next generation. As another rule, teachers hate marking, and they hate it with the heat of a thousand blazing exam papers. James…

Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was being set up by the FBI. The year was 1999, and in the wake of an espionage scandal at the Los…

The Accelerator Series: UTEST

Despite A Limited Sample Size UTEST Insists on Building Great Startups The students, faculty and recent grads at the University of Toronto sure do have it nice. After all, they’re eligible to apply for the University of Toronto Early Stage…

Crowdmark announces agreement with Ricoh Canada Inc.

Toronto, Ontario (January 20, 2014) – Crowdmark Inc., a software company that delivers an ultra-scalable collaborative assessment platform to educators worldwide, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Ricoh Canada Inc., to support Crowdmark’s customers, and with plans to explore additional enhancements to the relationship that will deliver additional client benefits. Today’s […]

Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan joins Crowdmark as an Advisor

Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, an internationally recognized leader in the application of information and communications technology for education and development, has joined the Crowdmark Board of Advisors. Dr. Khan will advise Crowdmark on strategy and on opportunity creation for students, instructors and institutions. With his vast experience leading technology-driven change in the global education system, […]

Crowdmark Expands Team with Three Key Hires

Crowdmark announces the hiring of three new employees to our team: Jamie Gilgen, Murray Marven and Sandra O’Reilly. Feedback from early users improved our online collaborative grading platform and allowed Crowdmark to recently graduate from beta deployment. Jamie, Murray, Sandra and the rest of the Crowdmark team are advancing our solution to the assessment bottleneck plaguing the global education […]

Crowdmark graduates from Beta

We are excited to announce that Crowdmark has moved out of beta today. Crowdmark helps educators, working alone or in teams, to evaluate and respond to student work better. Crowdmarking provides a cloud-based workflow that makes grading faster, more reliable, and easily referenced in communications among students and educators. Here are some of the features: […]

New assignment-marking tool created

A new online grading tool is now available to simplify the process of marking paper assignments at the university level. The idea for the tool, named Crowdmark, came to founder James Colliander in 2011 in the wake of the Canadian Open…

An “A” for Teamwork

A mathematics professor has 5,280 exams to mark. The exam is 16 pages long and divided into three sections – each of which must be graded by a different person. Each exam is stapled together, meaning sections can’t be separated and graded c…

New EdTech Company in Canada: Crowdmark

As PEHub Canada reports, there is a new EdTech entrant, this time hailing from Canada: Crowdmark. The company offers to cut the time educators spend on grading the students’ exams and grades. Founded in 2012 by James Colliander, a math professor…

Crowdmark Raises $600K in Seed-Stage Funding

Toronto-based Crowdmark Inc., an education technology startup, has raised $600,000 in seed stage financing from the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program, MaRS Innovation, the University of Toronto’s Connaught Fund, RIC Ce…

Crowdmark Raises $600K to Simplify Grading

CROWDMARK: $600K seed round to Toronto, ON-based Crowdmark from a crowd of investors and programs, including University of Toronto (UT) Early-Stage Technology (UTEST), MaRS Innovation, UT’s Connaught Fund and others, reports Canada Newswire. The two-year…

Crowdmark to save teacher marking time and government dollars

TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ – Crowdmark Inc., a Canadian education technology start-up, is positioned to save cash-strapped Departments of Education millions by making massive-scale testing more efficient. Crowdmark has raised in seed funding through the University…

Crowdmark Completes Successful EQAO Demonstration

A Teacher’s Inside Look At The Golf Road Junior Public School Pilot The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is a Crown agency of the government of Ontario that administers province-wide standardized tests to all public school…

Crowdmark Lends a Helping Hand with Handwritten Assessments

Students aren’t the only ones who fret over finals and exams. Just ask any professor or TA, or better yet: see how their their arms and wrists feel by the time they’re done grading. James Colliander, a Professor Mathematics at the University of Toronto…

Student entrepreneurs get the green light

Ever have trouble making group decisions? What if there was software that makes the process less painful by gathering preferences and facilitating data-driven decisions that maximize value for everyone? Hate job interviews? What if you you could…