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Using Gradescope with Canvas as a Student

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Accessing Gradescope

When you access Gradescope through Canvas, you will not need separate Gradescope credentials, even if you are a new Gradescope user. Simply log in to Canvas, click your course, and click the Gradescope link in the left sidebar. You can also click your course and then assignment name in Canvas. Both of these methods will take you into Gradescope.

If you'd like to access your Gradescope account on the Gradescope website, you can go to gradescope.com and log in with your school credentials if your institution has that option. If your school doesn't have that option, click Log In, click Forgot Password, and then enter the email address you use to access Canvas (usually your school email). If your instructor gave you a course code and you don't already have a Gradescope account, click Sign Up on the Gradescope website, and enter your course code and Canvas-associated email. With the latter two methods, you'll then get an email from Gradescope with login and password creation instructions.

Regardless of whether you access Gradescope on the website or via Canvas, you will be taken to the same Gradescope account, as long as the email address linked to the account is the same. If you do end up with multiple accounts under multiple emails, you can merge accounts. If you have any problems accessing your Gradesope account, see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this page.

 

Submitting assignments

  1. Log in to Canvas or gradescope.com. Then click your course.
  2. If you started on gradescope.com, simply click on your assignment. If you started in Canvas, next click Assignments in the left sidebar and then click your Gradescope assignment. This will launch Gradescope either in a new tab or right in Canvas. Depending on your instructor's settings, you may also need to select your course and then assignment in Gradescope when it opens.
    If you have any problems accessing your Gradesope account, see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this page.
  3. Based on your instructor's settings, next you could see instructions to upload PDFs or images, link code repositories, or start answering questions online. At this point, the way students submit Gradescope assignments is the same for Canvas and non-Canvas users so check out the in-depth articles on scanning work (if needed) and how you may be asked to submit your assignment. Keep in mind that if you encounter an error message trying to access your Gradescope assignment, the assignment may not be released to students yet.
    student submission dialog box in gradescope
  4. Once you've submitted the assignment, if your instructor has allowed it, you can view your submission. If you don't have that option, then you will be able to view your work when your instructor publishes grades.

 

Viewing grades and submissions

  1. Log in to Canvas or gradescope.com. Then click your course.
  2. If you started on gradescope.com, next click your assignment. If your instructor has published your grades to Gradescope, this will bring up your graded, annotated submission, question-by-question scores, rubrics, and feedback. 
  3. If you started on Canvas, next click Grades in the left sidebar. If your instructor has posted grades to Canvas, you will see your overall assignment grade here.
    student viewing grades in canvas
  4. To view your submission and feedback if you started in Canvas, click Assignments in the left sidebar and click on your assignment. This will bring you into Gradescope in Canvas or in a new tab. If your instructor has published grades to Gradescope, you will be able to see your submission, points breakdown, and any comments your instructor gave you.

 

Troubleshooting

When you log in to Canvas, if you don't see a Gradescope link in the left sidebar of your course, or if clicking on the Canvas assignment name doesn't take you to Gradescope, your instructor may not have set up the linking in this way. If that's the case, go to gradescope.com, go to gradescope.com/reset_password if you're not sure what your Gradescope password is (or if you've never set one), and access your Gradescope course and assignments that way. If you find that your courses and assignments are split across multiple accounts, your Canvas email may not be the same as the email of your Gradescope account. If that's the case, you can merge your accounts. If you need any help, email help@gradescope.com.

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