Account Rates

GradeSource is a free service supported by sponsors whose advertisements are displayed on report web pages generated by the course instructor. Alternatively, an instructor, department or school can subscribe to pay for GradeSource service that displays no advertisements. In either choice of free or paid subscription service, GradeSource provides the same rich level of functionality. The following table details our current price schedule:

Free Service - Sign Up Now!
Cost Number of Students Notes
Free! Unlimited Advertisements
 
Instructor Paid Service - Sign Up Now!
Cost Number of Students Notes
$9.95 / month 0 - 50 No Advertisements
$14.95 / month 51 - 100 No Advertisements
$24.95 / month 101 - 200 No Advertisements
$34.95 / month 201 - 300 No Advertisements
 
Department or School Paid Service
Cost Number of Students Notes
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The following applies to paid subscription GradeSource service:

Paid subscription service is billed according to the average number of active students present in each monthly billing cycle and by generating reports for active courses. An active student is a student listed in an active course. A count of the active students is made every time an instructor generates reports for each course. At the end of each cycle, the average number of active students per instructor is calculated, which determines the billing amount. Additionally, generating reports for active courses for which there are not yet any active students will be billed at our minimum rate.

How can I keep the cost of my service to a bare minimum?
You can save money when you reduce the number of active students in your courses. One way to reduce the number of active students is to archive your course soon after the course ends by using GradeSource's "Archive Course" option. GradeSource provides the same level of service for an archived course, except student report pages are no longer available. Instructor reports can still be generated. An Instructor can easily reactivate an archived course at any time. Another way to reduce the number of active students is by deleting students that are no longer enrolled and by importing the current roster on a regular basis.

Will my billing change due to the number of courses I teach?
No. The billing is based upon the average number of active students in all courses regardless of the number of courses that are active.

When does the monthly billing cycle begin?
The monthly billing cycle begins once you generate reports for an active course.

What happens if I don't teach for a few months? Am I still billed?
You are only billed based on the average number of active students in a monthly billing cycle and by generating reports for active courses. Once all of your courses are archived, the number of active students immediately drops to zero. Within one month, when the average number of active students drops to zero, you will no longer be billed. GradeSource does not prorate billing for partial months of service.

Once I return to teaching after a break, how do I reestablish GradeSource service?
You just start using GradeSource as usual. Once you generate reports for an active course, you start a new billing cycle.

Is there any sort of trial period where I can try GradeSource to see how I like it before being billed?
Yes! After using GradeSource, if you don't want to be billed, please email us to cancel your service at info@gradesource.com. If we receive a cancellation notice from you within 30 days of generating your first report for an active course, your service will be disabled and you will not be billed. Additionally, since your billing cycle does not begin until you generate reports for an active course, you can investigate much of what GradeSource has to offer at no cost. This allows you to set up your courses in advance knowing that you are not starting the billing until you generate reports for an active course.

Does GradeSource offer any package deals where a department or school can get a reduced rate?
Yes! Please contact info@gradesource for inquiries about package deals.

Besides saving money, are there any other benefits that are part of a package deal?
Yes! As part of a package deal, GradeSource will establish a GradeSource administrator account. Through the administrator account, the administrator can establish instructor accounts, establish courses for those instructors, and can maintain student lists in each course. After an administrator makes an update, when an instructor next accesses their account, they are asked to confirm the updates. In this way, the administrator automates updating course information while the instructor is in control to accept, postpone or reject updates.


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