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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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

Email help@gradescope.com or ask someone at your institution to add you as an instructor or TA to an existing course. Once you have instructor or TA access to an existing course, you can create your…

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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…

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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…

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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. This bot shows up on instructor accounts, course and assignment dashboards as well as on i…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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