What is Gradescope? 

Gradescope is a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, and code assignments. It supports problem sets and projects as well as worksheets, quizzes, exams, and papers. With Gradescope students can upload pen-and-paper problem sets, to be graded by an instructor or teaching assistant in an easy online interface that also allows for on-the-fly rubric creation and feedback. With Gradescope, instructors can create more consistent grading across students and sections. Also, students receive more consistent feedback.

Why use Gradescope? 

Gradescope helps instructors grade problem sets and other assignments more quickly and consistently while still allowing for detailed feedback. It helps standardize grading across sections and graders, particularly in large classes. If a grading rubric is changed, Gradescope will retroactively adjust assignments that have already been graded. It has detailed analytics that show where students might be struggling with a particular concept. It fully integrates with Canvas and the Canvas gradebook, so grades can be easily exported to Canvas.

Considerations for using Gradescope 

There is a small learning curve when creating and grading assignments. Although it can be used independently of Canvas, using it within Canvas does create the most streamlined experience for both students and graders. It is most helpful with large multisection classes.  View information on learning to use Gradescope.

Getting started with Gradescope 

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