Gradescope for Students

Modified on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 at 02:09 PM


Gradescope In your Course

Gradescope is a tool instructors can use to efficiently distribute, collect, and grade assessments. Your course will be using variable-length submissions.


Variable-length submissions


In most cases, your instructor will allow you to turn in a variable-length submission for written assignments. This means your answers may span across any number of pages and responses may not be located in the same place on each page. If your instructor will accept a variable-length submission, when you open or start the assignment, you’ll have two options for submitting your work:


  • Individual images, one or more per question       
  • One PDF that contains the whole submission; Gradescope will ask you to mark where each answer is


Please follow the Gradescope Guide to Scanning Work on a Mobile Device.

Submitting an Assessment on Gradescope -- How-to Video

Submission via Gradescope Mobile App

Gradescope recently (2022) released a mobile app for US-based students who would prefer to submit material that way. Please follow Gradescopes Guidance on How to Use the Gradescope Mobile App

  • Please note that the University of Pennsylvania will not be listed in the 'Find Your Institution' menu and students cannot log in via Pennkey, but if students log in using the same email that is used in Canvas it should link students to the correct course. If the course does not automatically link, please look up the course by course code.
  • The mobile app is only available for US-based students at this time.

If you have questions or an issue arises while trying to submit via Gradescope, please write to your instructor first to let them know and then please write to

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