Can I use LaTeX on Gradescope?


Yes, you can use LaTeX to include math symbols in rubric items, comments, text annotations, answer group names, online assignment questions and responses, and regrade requests and responses. We do not support the $ [LaTeX syntax] $delimiter format because the single dollar sign used for currency is often misinterpreted as LaTeX and vice versa. We do support the following:

  • Inline mode - Put $$ around your LaTeX markup, and Gradescope will render your math expressions inline with text.
  • Display (Paragraph) mode - Put $$$ delimiters around your LaTeX markup. Your math expressions will appear larger and in a separate paragraph.
Example of LaTeX usage in the rubric item description

Note that, for the student-specific comment box, LaTeX does not currently render on the grading page. However, your students will be able to see the properly rendered notation when they view the comment. To double check that your LaTeX comment was rendered correctly, you can go to the Review Grades page and click on the student’s name to see their view of the submission.

For more details on how to use LaTeX, check out our LaTeX Guide.

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