Gradescope for students

Gradescope is an online assessment platform that allows students to upload paper-based assignments for digital grading and feedback.

Accessing your Gradescope Assignment through Canvas LMS

  1. Navigate to your Canvas LMS subject.
Subject in Canvas LMS Dashboard
Subject in Canvas LMS Dashboard
  1. Click on Assignments in the subject navigation bar.
Assignments in subject menu
Assignments in subject menu
  1. Select your assignment from the Upcoming Assignments list.
Select Assignment from Upcoming Assignment list
Select Assignment from Upcoming Assignment list
  1. Once the assignment is open, you will see the Gradescope tool appear at the bottom of the screen.
Gradescope embedded n Canvas LMS Assignment
Gradescope embedded in Canvas LMS Assignment
  1. Ensure to download the relevant assignment file linked in the assignment description.
Download attached assignment file
Download attached assignment file

There are two ways to submit your assignment through Gradescope, Submit Images or Submit PDF.

Submitting an Assignment through Gradescope (Images)

  1. Click on Submit Images if you have individual images of each answer.
Submit assignment as Images
Submit assignment as Images
  1. Click Select image(s) and upload the images for each question in the assignment.
Select images to upload
Select images to upload
  1. Click Submit Assignment.
Submit assignment after all images have been uploaded
Submit assignment after all images have been uploaded
  1. A confirmation message will appear, and you will receive an email confirmation to your student email.
Submission successful screen
Submission successful screen

Submitting an Assignment through Gradescope (PDF)

  1. If a PDF submission is required, you will need to save your document as a PDF. If you have handwritten your assignment, we suggest downloading Evernote Scannable (iOS) or Office Lens (Android) to scan your assignment as a PDF. For more information on how to scan your assignment and how to save your assignment as a PDF, please follow this guide.
  2. Click on Submit PDF if you have your assignment saved as a PDF.
Submit assignment via PDF
Submit assignment via PDF
  1. Click on Select PDF.
Select a PDF to upload
Select a PDF to upload
  1. Select the PDF file you would like to upload from your computer.
  2. Click on Upload PDF.
Upload PDF submission
Upload PDF submission
  1. You will be presented with the Assign Questions and Pages screen.
  2. Select a question in the Question Outline.
  3. Select the PDF page(s) that contains your answer for the selected question to assign the page(s) to the question.
    • Use the SHIFT key to select multiple questions at a time and assign them to pages. You can also assign multiple questions to the same page and multiple pages to one question.
  4. Once all pages have been assigned, click Submit.
All PDF pages assigned to assignment questions
All PDF pages assigned to assignment questions
  1. If one or more pages have not been assigned, an Unmatched Pages & Questions pop-up will appear.
Unmatched pages warning
Unmatched pages warning
  1. Click on Continue Matching to continue assigning pages to questions.
  2. If you have finished matching pages and questions, click on Submit Assignment.
  3. A confirmation message will appear, and you will receive an email confirmation to your student email.
Submission successful screen
Submission successful screen

Resubmitting your assignment

If the resubmission deadline has not passed, you can resubmit your assignment as many times as you like. Only your final submission will be graded.

  1. Access your Gradescope assignment through Canvas LMS to view your submission.
  2. Click on Resubmit.
  3. Upload your updated images or PDF to resubmit your assignment.
Submission page with option to resubmit assignment
Submission page with option to resubmit assignment

Choosing to resubmit your assignment will completely erase your old submission, so you will have to reupload your entire solution again. Gradescope does not allow you to just update a single question.

This guide was last updated 29 Apr 2020.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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