Getting started with Gradescope
What is Gradescope?
Gradescope is a homework and exam tool that allows you to upload scans of handwritten homework and exams and quickly grade them online. Gradescope also can grade software and programming assignments. This tool is well suited for grading subjects where students must write equations and charts, such as Math, Physics, Economics, Biology, etc.
Here are some specific features of Gradescope that are not available in other tools:
- It allows students to submit handwritten assignments online for grading
- Grading duties can be shared among a group of people
- Answers can be grouped by similarity for quicker grading
- Grading is done by question, rather than by submission, which can help grading be more consistent
Although Tufts has a limited license for Gradescope, in light of the teaching challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak Gradescope is offering its services for free to any classes until June 30th, 2020.
How to get started with Gradescope
Watch one of the "Getting Started" webinars
Gradescope is offering webinars for new and existing users that are switching to online teaching. We will post links to the videos here as the recordings become available:
Read the Remote Assessment FAQ and watch walkthrough videos
Show your students how to submit their homework
Log in with your Tufts Credentials
You can use your Tufts login to access Gradescope without creating a new login.
Synchronize your Canvas roster with Gradescope
You can connect Gradescope to your Canvas course to synchronize your roster.
Link Canvas Assignments to Gradescope Assignments
You can link Assignments in Canvas to Gradescope assignments so students can easily access them and grades report back to the Canvas gradebook.
Contact Educational Technology Services for support
If you would like more help using Gradescope to teach online, contact [email protected].