Gradescope is a grading tool/platform designed to streamline and standardize the grading of paper-based, digital, and coding assignments. Gradescope allows handwritten assignments to be graded digitally and for multiple graders to collaboratively develop and implement their grading rubrics.

What is Gradescope?

Gradescope is an online tool for grading scanned, pen-and-paper, free-response assessments, and multiple-choice exams utilizing bubble sheets. This tool supports workflows for instructors/students uploading their exams.

Gradescope makes it easy and efficient to manage, grade, and provide consistent feedback for assignments and exams. Gradescope also provides a dynamic point adjustment rubric that allows you to modify rubric items and values while grading. It also allows you to grade the same question for all your students once or create a different answer group for you automatically or manually to divide the group for you to grade at once. 

Gradescope can be used to administer homework, quizzes, exams, projects and is uniquely well suited when your courses require complex notation, coding, or drawings, which students can complete on a tablet or using paper and then taking pictures for upload.

Gradescope can be added to any course in Canvas as an External Tool.

Why use Gradescope?

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Fairer Grading

Promote fairer grading practices by facilitating anonymous grading and question-by-question (rather than student-by-student) grading

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Ideal for STEM

Beneficial for STEM faculty whose students typically submit hand-written problems, such as proofs, chemistry equations, formulas, or code


Automatic Rubric Updates

If a grading rubric is changed, Gradescope will retroactively adjust assignments that have already been graded

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Detailed Analytics

It has detailed analytics that show where students might be struggling with a particular concept

Example and Demonstration:

What is Gradescope?

Creating a Gradescope Online Assignment

How I Use It and Why I Love It – Natalie Córdova Sánchez from Yale University (4:43 – 12:08)