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Creating, Editing, and Deleting a Course


To create a new course, go to your Account Dashboard by clicking on the Gradescope logo in the top left corner of the screen, and click Create Course in the action bar at the bottom. From here, you can fill out your course information. Note that this will not change settings in any existing courses.

Who can create courses?

Any user who is an instructor of any course, including our demo “Gradescope 101” course, can create new courses.

Who can see my course?

There is no course search functionality on Gradescope, and your course is not exposed to any search engine. Only those who have been explicitly added to the course will be able to see it. Our help item on the course roster has more information on adding users to a course.

Editing and deleting a course

To change coursewide settings, navigate to the course you wish to modify and click on Course Settings in the left sidebar. If you make any changes, be sure to click Update Course before navigating away from the page.

On the Course Settings page, you have the option to select grading defaults, which include the default rubric type (positive or negative scoring) and default score bounds (maximum and mimimum possible score). These default settings will apply to all new assignments that you create within the course.

You can also delete the course on this page. Note that you cannot currently delete a course if any student submissions have been uploaded. Delete all assignments first, or email us ( if you’d like to delete a course in this situation.

Linking a course from an LMS to Gradescope

Check out our LMS Workflow section for instructions on how to link your courses in Blackboard, Brightspace (D2L), Canvas, Moodle, and Sakai to Gradescope. The LMS Workflow section of the Help Center also contains step-by-step instructions, images, and gifs about how to use Gradescope with an LMS as an instructor and a student.

Alternatively, check out the LMS Integration video on our Get Started page to see how to connect your LMS to Gradescope and link courses from the Gradescope website. Please note that the video only shows one method for using Gradescope with an LMS, but updated videos for each LMS are in the works.

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