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Grading a simple question

This video shows the basics of grading with Gradescope. You'll see how to:

  • Navigate through submissions for one question.
  • Make rubric items.
  • Change rubric point values.

Grading even faster with keyboard shortcuts

In our shortest video, you'll learn how to use keyboard shortcuts to grade even more quickly. We also have a handy image for reference.


Advanced grading options

Gradescope allows for flexibility in grading.

  • Grading can be additive or subtractive.
  • Rubrics can have lower and upper bounds.
  • Multiple people can grade the same question in parallel.
  • Point adjustments can be made for individual students, with optional comments.

Annotation and advanced navigation

Gradescope allows free-hand annotation of student submissions. And even though by default you see only the question area, it's simple to see the rest of the page, as well as other pages.


Manage course roster

Adding course staff and importing a large number of students is simple to do in Gradescope. Here's the sample roster used in the video.


Create an exam

This video shows how to upload your exam template and create the question outline. Here's the sample template used in the video.


Create a homework assignment

This video shows you how to enable your students to submit their work to Gradescope and how to create the question outline. Gradescope supports both fixed-length (worksheet style) and variable-length (problem sets, projects) student-uploaded assignments. Here's the sample template used in this video.


Create a group assignment

This video shows you how to create an assignment meant to be completed by a group of students. You will see how both instructors and students set up their group submissions.


LMS integration

Canvas and Blackboard integrations are available with an institutional license. This video shows you how to link your Canvas course, roster, and assignment to Gradescope, and how to export grades to Canvas. You can follow the same steps to sync with Blackboard.


For students: submitting homework

This video shows how to submit a variable length assignment (i.e. a homework with no fixed page number) as a student.

Having a high quality scan is an important step in submitting assignments. Our guide for students goes over the entire process of getting a good scan.


Scan exams

Scanning exams, demonstrated on the ScanSnap ix500 (this is an Amazon affiliate link). Take a look at our favorite settings for this model.


Upload exam scans and associate with students

After the exams are scanned in, they can be uploaded in batches and split into individual student submissions. The submissions can then be quickly tied to student names. This is the least intuitive part of the Gradescope experience right now, so pay attention to this video! You can download the two batches used in this video: first and second.


Publish grades

After grading is complete, all data can be downloaded from Gradescope in CSV format. Conveniently, students can be notified of the availability of their graded assignment via Gradescope via email and can review their scores online. Optionally, you can choose to let students request regrades via the interface.


Manage regrade requests

Once grades have been released, students have the option to submit regrade requests. Gradescope allows instructors to easily change students' grades and submit responses to the requests.