Instructor FAQ

Why can't I sync my LMS course roster or post grades to my LMS?

Syncing a Learning Management System (LMS) roster and posting grades from Gradescope to an LMS, both involve accessing student email addresses. If you're using Gradescope with an LMS (e.g., Blackboar…

Updated 3 months ago

How does Gradescope handle late assignment submissions?

When creating a student-uploaded assignment or programming assignment , you can check “allow late submissions” and set the due date as well as the “late due date.” If you allow late submissions, stud…

Updated 3 months ago

Can multiple people grade at once?

Yes, Gradescope allows multiple graders to grade at once. The easiest way is to have each person grading their own question, but multiple people can also grade the same question without a problem, as…

Updated 3 months ago

How do I sort by Last Name? How do I split Full Names?

To sort by last name on Gradescope you will need to upload two separate columns for first and last names (rather than a single full name column). By uploading split names you will also get separate c…

Updated 3 months ago

Do you integrate with my school LMS?

We integrate with most major Learning Management System (LMS) providers. Blackboard , Brightspace (D2L) , Canvas , Moodle , and Sakai integrations are already available with an institutional license.…

Updated 3 months ago

Do I have to upload student emails?

We use students’ email addresses to make accounts that they can log in to. Once logged in, they can submit work, view their graded work, and request regrades of their graded work. If you want to use…

Updated 3 months ago

What scanners do you recommend?

Before you buy a scanner, you should check whether or not your school already has a scanner, or a networked photocopier. Many newer copiers have high quality, scan-to-email functions that are worth t…

Updated 3 months ago

How can I create a course as an instructor if I have a student account?

If you have an existing student account but require an instructor or TA account: access course that already exists - the creator of the course can add you as an instructor or a TA on the roster. Once…

Updated 2 months ago

Moving schools? Here's how to get access as an instructor for your new school.

If you are moving schools and your new institution uses Gradescope , you can have another instructor who has access to the course you will be teaching add you to the course on Gradescope. Another opt…

Updated 3 months ago

Is there a blurb about Gradescope that I can share on my syllabus?

Yes. Feel free to include the blurb below (or any part of it that is relevant to your course and assignments) in your syllabus. If students will be logging in through a Learning Management System (LM…

Updated 3 months ago

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 no…

Updated 3 months ago

How can my students submit a revised assignment after grading is complete?

You have a few options for your students to submit a revision in Gradescope after their original submission has been graded: Extend the late due date. You could extend the late due date on the assign…

Updated 4 weeks ago

What is the circular knowledge bot/widget in Gradescope?

You may have noticed our Knowledge Bot appear in the bottom right corner of your page when using Gradescope. If you’re an instructor, reader, or TA, you have access to the knowledge bot while you’re…

Updated 2 months ago

How do I digitize student work?

You have two options Students upload work themselves, usually using a smartphone to take pictures of their work. You scan in student work yourself, by ‘batch’ scanning in many exams at once. See Mana…

Updated 3 months ago

Is Gradescope a good fit for my course?

Gradescope works well for a wide variety of answer types: paragraphs, proofs, diagrams, fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice, and more. Our biggest users so far have been high school and higher-ed cou…

Updated 3 months ago

Won’t scanning take a long time?

Most instructors find that even with scanning, Gradescope saves them 30-60% time compared to grading on paper. Once you’ve done the scanning process once, the subsequent scans will go much more quick…

Updated 3 months ago

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