Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Cristina Lindquist

Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil


The goal of this IQP was to improve both the functionality and the usability of docASSIST. docASSIST is a Google Doc add-on, developed by WPI students, that makes it easier for teachers to grade student’s papers and provide feedback on them. docASSIST allows teachers to use a grading rubric to grade a student’s paper. During the grading process, the teacher can add feedback to the paper. The student can see the teacher’s feedback, as well as their grade on each section of the rubric, and can make changes to resolve the issues pointed out by the teacher. In this IQP, the docASSIST UI was revised to be more clear and intuitive, and a number of features were added to docASSIST, including rubric sharing and the ability to keep a history of a paper’s drafts during the revision process.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Computer Science