Gradescope - Converting images to PDF

This guide outlines how to create a single PDF of your work using the OneDrive app on your mobile device.

For most Gradescope assignments, you need to scan your handwritten work and submit it as a PDF. No scanner? No problem. If you have a mobile device handy, the free Microsoft OneDrive mobile app has an easy-to-use inbuilt document scanner. Download OneDrive for iOS via App Store, or Android via Google Play.

You can sign in easily with your student account, scan your pages using the tutorial below, then submit the PDF to Gradescope on your computer (recommended) or via the Canvas mobile app.

Instructions

  1. Open the OneDrive app
    • Sign in with your student email address, if prompted
  2. To launch the scanner, press the camera button at the bottom of the screen
    Camera button on iOS
    Camera button on iOS
    Camera button on Android
    Camera button on Android
  3. Frame your page in clear view of the camera, ensure the mode is set to DOCUMENT, and press the white capture button
    Capture button and Document option for generating PDFs
    Capture button and Document option for generating PDFs
  4. If the detected border isn’t correct, adjust using the on-screen tools, and press ‘Confirm
    Border adjustment and Confirm button
    Border adjustment and Confirm button
  5. If you have more pages to scan, press ‘Add’ at the bottom left
    Add button
    Add button
    • Repeat steps 3-4 until the last page is scanned
    • Once you have scanned all pages, press the blue arrow button
      Next button
      Next button
  6. Once you have reviewed the page(s), press ‘Done’ at the bottom right
    Done button
    Done button
  7. Rename the file using the field at the top, and press the tick at the top right, to save the PDF to your OneDrive
    Naming your PDF file
    Naming your PDF file

This guide was last updated 15 Oct 2021.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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