January 17, 2018 • cms.math.ca

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...

June 12, 2017 • crowdmark.com

Ricoh and Crowdmark Join Forces to Transform Student 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...

May 18, 2017 • crowdmark.com

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...

December 5, 2016 • oce-ontario.org

Providing a better learning experience for students in online courses

Distributing, collecting, grading and returning paper-based coursework can be time-consuming and inefficient. Exams are often marked by teams of teaching assistants and instructors, but collaboration and ensuring consistency is difficult...

October 27, 2016 • macleans.ca

From gamified Old English to new grading software, edtech is on the rise

While much has been said about tablets in the classroom and students who can’t write cursive, education technology goes beyond those basics. It’s a rapidly growing tool in lecture halls, filling the gap left by traditional teaching mechanisms...

October 21, 2015 • crowdmark.com

Crowdmark Successfully Pilots Two-Stage Exams in North America

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...

August 5, 2015 • crowdmark.com

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...

July 9, 2015 • crowdmark.com

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...

June 4, 2015 • crowdmark.com

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...

October 8, 2014 • universityaffairs.ca

Marking gets an upgrade

Assessing student performance is an integral part of academic life, if not always a very appealing one. The good news is that it's getting better and easier. This article has been updated. We incorrectly stated in the first paragraph that there...

October 3, 2014 • marketwatch.com

Ed Tech Start-Ups Recognized as 2014 EDUCAUSE Game Changers Business Competition Winners - MarketWatch

Crowdmark was selected as Runner-Up in the Game Changers Business Competition at EDUCAUSE.

September 24, 2014 • nce-rce.gc.ca

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...

June 13, 2014 • edutechstories.blogspot.co.uk

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...

May 22, 2014 • crowdmark.com

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

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (May 15, 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 has selected...

May 21, 2014 • crowdmark.com

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...

April 30, 2014 • crowdmark.com

Crowdmark Inc. Named Finalist for SIIA Education Innovation Incubator Program

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...

March 17, 2014 • contactnorth.ca

Developing Crowdmark, an Online Collaborative Marking Platform at the University of Toronto

Dr. James Colliander, a Professor at the University of Toronto has been teaching first-year Calculus for 20 years, working with teaching assistants (TAs) for marking. He has also been involved with the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) which organizes

March 5, 2014 • charlatan.ca

Prof speeds up marking with new program

A new online grading program is enabling professors and teaching assistants (TAs) to mark at astonishing speeds. The program, known as Crowdmark, has vastly increased in popularity since its release, according to its creator James Colliander. Colliander

February 17, 2014 • theglobeandmail.com

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...

February 11, 2014 • huffingtonpost.ca

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...

February 8, 2014 • techvibes.com

The Future is Attending University Inside a Café: Why Starbucks Can Win the MOOC Game

Where content was arguably once king, in 2014 content is ubiquitous. Sitting in a Beijing Starbucks at on a winter morning in 2007, borderline delirious from lack of sleep, I had a vision of the future of learning that I'm more convinced than...

January 27, 2014 • betakit.com

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...

January 20, 2014 • crowdmark.com

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 Cro

December 2, 2013 • crowdmark.com

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 opport

November 18, 2013 • crowdmark.com

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 deploymen

November 12, 2013 • crowdmark.com

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

November 4, 2013 • thevarsity.ca

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...

October 7, 2013 • news.utoronto.ca

Spotlight on Startups: teachers can cut exam marking time in half with Crowdmark

U of T mathematics professor James Colliander’s startup, Crowdmark, is poised to revolutionize exam marking and eliminate hours of inefficiency through a new tool developed with the help of several of U of T’s entrepreneurship support systems.

September 3, 2013 • magazine.utoronto.ca

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...

August 20, 2013 • edtechtimes.com

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...

August 19, 2013 • pehub.com

Ed-Tech Startup Crowdmark Earns Top Grades From First Adopters. Will VCs Follow Suit?

It perhaps takes a university professor with tech savvy to invent an online company that helps teachers to grade students better. That description fits James Colliander, a math professor at the University of Toronto, who after 22 years of...

July 31, 2013 • scanedu.wordpress.com

Anticipating the inevitable, Lesson 1: Locationary and Crowdmark

Despite the rapid changes in today's society, education, knowledge and certification will continue to be critical conditions for everyone looking for employment in the network and knowledge society. To learn, to know and to know how to learn is...

July 2, 2013 • mindsharelearning.ca

Crowdmark Completes A 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 students in Grades 3, 6, and 9. Crowdmark was recently used by groups of...

June 28, 2013 • techvibes.com

U of T's Crowdmark Pitches at LaunchEdu, Begins Accepting Sign Ups

Toronto-based educational startup Crowdmark pitched at Jason Calacanis' LaunchEdu yesterday as one of about 20 companies selected to showcase solutions. Crowdmark appeared on Techvibes two weeks ago when it was revealed that the company had...

June 19, 2013 • yongestmedia.ca

Local education startup Crowdmark aims to change how teachers grade

It is the bane of every teacher's existence: grading. Though essential, it's also repetitive and time-consuming. It is also increasingly prone to concerns about inequity: from grade inflation to inconsistent standards across different classrooms, sometime

June 14, 2013 • pehub.com

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...

June 13, 2013 • edsurge.com

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

June 12, 2013 • education.tmcnet.com

Education Technology News: Online Education Startup Crowdmark Saves Time and Money

Set down the heavy pile of paper and cap the red pens. Crowdmark Inc., an online Canadian education technology start-up, is on its way to revolutionizing the way teachers administer and grade exams. Based out of Toronto, Ontario the Web...

June 11, 2013 • newswire.ca

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...

June 4, 2013 • classpace.wordpress.com

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...

March 18, 2013 • edutainme.ru

Новый сервис для оценивания бумажных тестов

Затекшие кисти рук, негнущиеся пальцы — такие недуги тревожат, оказывается, не только студентов. Преподаватель математики в Университете Торонто устал до изнеможения исправлять ошибки в студенческих тестах и придумал сервис для их автоматической проверки.

March 17, 2013 • edsurge.com

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,

October 1, 2012 • marsinnovation.com

U of T, MaRS Innovation Collaborate to Launch Incubator for Student Software Companies

TORONTO, ON – A new program that provides nascent software companies with start-up funds, work space, mentoring and business strategy support, was launched today by the University of Toronto and commercialization partner MaRS Innovation, with s...

October 1, 2012 • news.utoronto.ca

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...