Remote Assessment FAQs

​How do I get started moving my assessments online?

To support remote assessment, we are providing free access to Gradescope Complete for instructors through all of 2020. Gradescope lets you administer, collect, and grade your assessments remotely.

Updated 1 month ago

How do I set up a paper-based assignment for remote assessment?

Gradescope lets you collect paper-based assignments remotely. This can be helpful when handwriting or drawing are important aspects of your assessments, or when you want to administer your existing p…

Updated 8 months ago

Can I submit work for my students as an instructor?

Yes! No matter the assignment type or initial assignment settings, you can upload submissions to Gradescope on behalf of your students at any time. Below are the general steps for doing that. You can…

Updated 1 year ago

I was going to give my assignment in person. Can I administer it on Gradescope without reformatting?

Yes! You can use Gradescope with any existing paper-based exam or assignment, and you don’t need to reformat the questions in order to grade them on Gradescope. You could even decide to start using G…

Updated 11 months ago

How do I create a different assignment version or due date for each section of my course?

Currently, each Gradescope assignment can only have one due date. Additionally, each assignment can only have one template or set of questions attached to it, meaning each assignment can only have one version. However, there are a few options you can try if you want sections of students in your course to work on different versions of an assignment and/or submit their work at different times.

Updated 3 months ago

What Gradescope workflow will let my students handwrite or draw answers?

There are two types of Gradescope assignments that work best when you’re giving an assignment where you’d like students to handwrite their answers: Online Assignments and Exams / Quizzes. Here are th…

Updated 11 months ago

What are my options if students don’t have access to a printer to print their assignment?

If students don’t have access to a printer, below are a handful of possible solutions: Most popular method – Create a variable-length student-uploaded assignment: Select “Variable-length” for the Sub…

Updated 11 months ago

How should students convert their paper-based or handwritten work into high-quality PDFs?

To convert paper-based, handwritten work to a PDF, we recommend using a scanning app for mobile devices, such as Scannable (iOS) or Genius Scan (iOS or Android). Check out Submitting PDF homework in…

Updated 1 year ago

Can I administer an all multiple choice assignment remotely and have Gradescope auto-grade it?

Yes! You should create a Bubble Sheet assignment and choose “Students” in the assignment setting under Who will upload submissions? Bubble Sheet assignments work best if students can print a copy of…

Updated 11 months ago

What Gradescope workflow will let my students type in answers online?

We have an Online Assignment feature that’s in public beta and may be helpful here. Please note that this feature will be part of our premium Gradescope Complete product in the future, but it is open…

Updated 11 months ago

Is there a way to set up a timed assignment on Gradescope?

Yes, for all student-submitted assignments (except Programming Assignments), you will have the option to enforce a time limit using the Maximum Time Permitted feature. This allows you to give student…

Updated 3 months ago

How do time limit extensions affect due dates, late due dates, and time limits?

Our time limit extension feature allows you to give particular students more time to complete a timed assignment. Extensions can be given for a particular timed assignment or for all timed assignment…

Updated 6 seconds ago

Can I grade work remotely at the same time as my TAs and graders?

Yes! Multiple graders can grade the same assignment and even the same question on Gradescope in parallel without overlapping. We’ll automatically split up the work among the graders for you. When mul…

Updated 1 year ago

Can Gradescope help prevent cheating on remote assessments?

Yes, Gradescope is working hard to help you prevent cheating and collusion through several different features including enforcing time limits, hiding assessment questions, and offering various exam s…

Updated 3 weeks ago

I have a different use case that is not described above/I need help converting my assessments to online/remote assessments.

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Updated 1 year ago