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Using Gradescope with Canvas as a Student

Accessing Gradescope

When accessing Gradescope through Canvas, go to your course and select the Gradescope tool link in your course module. You don't need to log in to Gradescope separately.

If you don’t see the Gradescope link in your Canvas course (left sidebar), you will need to access your Gradescope assignment and course via the Assignments page.

If you would prefer to access Gradescope directly, visit the Gradescope website, and follow whichever step applies to you:

  • If your school appears on this list, simply select your school and log in with your existing school username and password.
  • If you’ve used Gradescope in Canvas before, Select Log In and then Forgot your password?. Enter the email address you use for Canvas and you will be sent an email which will allow you to set a password for Gradescope and log in. 
  • Have never used Gradescope but have a course code? Select Sign Up and then enter your course code and Canvas email address. You will be sent an email which will allow you to set a password for Gradescope and log in.

You will be taken to the same Gradescope account whether you access it directly or via Canvas, unless you have used different email addresses. If you end up with multiple accounts under multiple emails, you can merge your accounts.

If you have any problems accessing your Gradesope account, see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this page.


Submitting assignments

Want to submit using the Gradescope website directly? Check out this assignment guide instead.
  1. Log in to Canvas. Then click your course.
  2. Next, select Assignments in the left sidebar and then click your Gradescope assignment. This will launch Gradescope either in a new tab or in Canvas. Depending on your instructor's settings, you may also need to select your course and then assignment in Gradescope when it opens.
  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

Want to review your submissions and grades using the Gradescope website directly? Check out this guide instead.
  1. Log in to Canvas. Then click your course.
  2. 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
  3. To view your submission and feedback in Gradescope, 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.



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 linked to Gradescope correctly or at all. If that's the case, go to the Gradescope website, click the Log In button, and enter the email address you use to access Canvas (e.g., your school email). Next, either enter your existing password for the Gradescope website or click Forgot Your Password? to reset it or create one for the first time. As long as you've entered the email address you use to access Canvas, you will be taken to the same Gradescope account you would have accessed through Canvas. If you find that your courses and assignments are split across multiple accounts, see the Help Center article on merging accounts.

If Gradescope doesn’t appear within the embedded window in Canvas, you may need to make some small changes to your browser settings. 

  • Safari - Select Preferences from Safari’s settings and then ensure Prevent cross-site tracking is unchecked
  • Incognito mode in Chrome - Access  Select Privacy and security and then Cookies and other site data. Here you will be able to Allow all cookies.

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