Dr. Yutao Sun is an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The EUR is one of the largest Dutch universities and is amongst the highest ranked European business universities. Yutao uses CodeGrade in his teaching for the Introduction to Programming and Advanced Programming modules for students studying Econometrics.
“For both modules we have weekly or biweekly assignments that need to be graded. Previously, we were just using vanilla Canvas for this, without any external tools, such as CodeGrade. This meant that for every student we had to download everything as Canvas doesn’t support viewing code, copy it to Eclipse [an IDE for Java] and then run them individually. Then we had to go back to Canvas to fill in the grade and give feedback in just one general feedback field. This was a lot of work, especially with the large amount of students we have [about 400 for Introduction to Programming].”
To optimize feedback and decrease the grading workload, the Erasmus University Rotterdam decided to integrate CodeGrade into their Canvas environment. Before the modules started, CodeGrade provided onsite workshops to Yutao and his Teaching Assistants to help them seamlessly adopt the platform.