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Gradescope is an exam and assignment tool that supports several grading features instructors may find useful:
Upload scanned paper exams to be processed into a format you can grade online
Edit grading rubrics on the fly; changes are retroactive to tests/assignments already graded
Arrange grading workflows to your preference (e.g. grade every student’s question 3 before moving on to 4).
If you use paper exams, these can be scanned to PDF on any campus printer and the batch file emailed to your Gradescope account. Gradescope will use the template of a blank exam paper you upload to process the completed exams into digital format, to be graded and returned online.
Even if you do not use Gradescope's online grading capabilities, you can still use it to electronically return graded paper tests and workbooks.
If you are using the Shared Services Scanning, to scan graded tests, remember to include the Scanning Cover Sheet when you box up the tests to send over!
If more than one person grades your exams or assignments, Gradescope allows you to divide up the work either by sections or by particular portions of the exam (e.g. questions 5-10).
If you often find yourself wanting to edit a grading rubric during the grading process, Gradescope will allow you to do this. (Canvas will not.) Changes to the rubric apply retroactively to already-scored test or assignments.
If you have never used Gradescope before, you may wish to look at Gradescope’s very comprehensive Getting Started guide. Gradescope is already integrated into Canvas.
If you’d like to discuss how best to use Gradescope in your courses, please feel free to request a consultation with the LSA Learning and Teaching Consultants.
If you have technical issues with Gradescope, please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly.