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 submission to Gradescope.

Microsoft OneDrive app Icon
Microsoft OneDrive app icon

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.

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.

Download OneDrive:

Instructions

  1. Open the OneDrive app
    • Sign in with your student email address, if prompted.

Navigate to the OneDrive folder where you wish to save your PDF file at this point, to save finding the location later.

  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Once you have reviewed the page(s), press Done at the bottom right
Done button
Done button
  1. Rename the file using the field at the top, and press the tick at the top right, to save the PDF to your OneDrive
  2. In the Save to area navigate to the correct folder in OneDrive, where you wish to save your file.
  3. Press the tick at the top right, to save the PDF to your OneDrive (ensure you take note of where you save the file).
Naming your PDF file
Naming your PDF file

This guide was last updated 28 Oct 2021.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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