Modified on Mon, 18 Apr 2022 at 04:57 PM

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Gradescope is a tool that instructors with large classes can use to assist in grading coursework quickly and efficiently. Students upload pdfs of the assignment directly into the Gradescope tool and the instructor can apply a custom rubric that allows for uniform grading and feedback. Instructors also receive analytics concerning their assignments to better understand what students are struggling with.

How to Add to Your Canvas Course

If you are interested in using Gradescope in your canvas site, please reach out to first so we can help with the backend integration

For step by step information on how to integrate Gradescope into your course after speaking to the online learning support team, please look at this helpful Instructor Canvas LMS FAQ

How to Add an Assignment or Exam

To grade exams or quizzes you will start by creating a new assignment on Gradescope. From the assignments page, click on the Create Assignment button in the bottom right. This will bring up a dialog box with various assignment-type options. Selecting the Exam / Quiz option will give a brief overview of the assignment type. Click Next to choose the settings for the assignment.

You will need to give the assignment a title and upload a blank copy of the exam (see Creating, editing, and deleting an assignment for more information) to help you create the assignment outline you’ll use for grading. By default, the Exam / Quiz assignment type is set up so that instructors can scan and submit their students’ work. If you’d rather have students scan or upload and submit their own work, change the Who will upload submissions? setting to “Students” and follow the instructions in the “Homework and Problem Sets” section below.

Once the assignment is created, you’ll:

When grading is finished you can:

The video below will show you a quick example of how to create a quiz in Gradescope.

How do Students submit Assignments

The instructions laid out in Using Gradescope with Canvas as a Student show you screens that students will see once they access your assignment.

Students can also follow instructions detailed in-depth articles on Scanning their Work or Understanding Submission Types

How to Grade with Gradescope

Grading in Gradescope utilizes a rubric that the instructors create as they are working through the assignment/exam. If you drastically change the parameters of how something is graded, past problems that you had already graded will reappear for you to update.  The video below will show you what grading a simple question looks like in Gradescope.

Additional Questions/Help

For any questions concerning Gradescope, please reach out to 

You may also reach out to for support from the vendor directly.

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