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 4 months 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 3 weeks 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 5 months 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 3 months ago

How do I set a different assignment due date for each section of my course?

Currently, each Gradescope assignment can only have one due date. However, there are a few options for handling different due dates when you have multiple sections of students. Option 1: Create separ…

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 3 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 3 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 5 months 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 3 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 3 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 5 months 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 5 months ago