Overview

Gradescope is an online grading application that enables instructors to assess handwritten work as well as several kinds of online assignments in a fast, flexible, and scalable way.

Gradescope's most notable advantages include:

  1. Speed: most users report that their grading is sped up by a third, versus manual grading of paper-based submissions.

  2. Consistency: most users report they are able to grade more fairly while helping students learn from mistakes and providing transparency in grading.

  3. Flexibility: users can modify rubrics as they encounter new mistakes, or revise earlier evaluations.


Gradescope Site (Growth) License

In summer 2020, CSE, Chemistry, Math, and Applied Math, began collectively funding an agreement (based on respective unit usage) with Gradescope that provides default use of all advanced features, usually only available at the Enterprise level, including Canvas integration. As of Winter 2021, Chemical Engineering and ECE have also joined in the collective use and funding of this application.

**The current Gradescope Growth License terms also allow for additional campus units to try out the full scope of services offered by Gradescope. CSE, as the primary project sponsor, would be happy to discuss this further with any other departments who may wish to evaluate the platform for use in their own courses.**

Key Features:


A complete list of all the features included in a Gradescope institution-level site license can be viewed on the Gradescope pricing page.


Getting Started

  1. Sign up for an instructor account at gradescope.com if you have not already done so.

  2. Review Gradescope's Creating, Editing, and Deleting a Course to learn how to create a new course and link it to your Canvas course! (LMS Integration video tutorial)

  3. Add Staff and Students to your course

  4. Creating, Editing, and Deleting an Assignment including how to link an assignment or gradebook column from an LMS to Gradescope #

  5. Learn how to Export Course Grades.

Instructor Quick Reference

Gradescope hosts a robust catalog of resources. The following are quick links to get you started:

General Help


Scanning Exams & Uploading to Gradescope

Devices & Locations:

Allen Center

Atlalink B8090H (smaller copier) - Room Location: AC103

  • Accessible 24/7 via cardkey by the following access levels: Faculty, Staff, post-docs, sponsored visitors, grads, 5th year masters students, and TAs

  • D95CP (larger copier) - Room Location: AC103

  • Accessible 24/7 via cardkey by the following access levels: Faculty, Staff, post-docs, sponsored visitors, grads, 5th year masters students, and TAs

  • HP Digital Sender Flow 8500fn2 (Stand-alone Scanner) - Room Location: CSE 622

  • Accessible 24/7 via hardkey by the following access levels: Faculty, Staff, post-docs, sponsored visitors, grads, and 5th year masters students

  • Gates Center

    Altalink B8075H – Room CSE2 166 (adjacent to Reception)

  • Accessible 24/7 via cardkey by the following access levels: Faculty, Staff, post-docs, sponsored visitors, grads, 5th year masters students, and TAs

  • Altalink B8075H - Room CSE2 341 (on 3rd floor, northeast side)
  • Acessible 24/7 via HARDKEY by the following groups: Support, Staff, Faculty, Postdocs ONLY

  • Gradescope's Scanning Tips:

    Step-by-step written documentation on scanning and associated Gradescope operations can be found in Gradesceope's Assignment Workflow pages.



    Managing scans, Uploads, and Submissions:



    Programming Assignment Implementation


    Student Quick Reference

    More Questions?

    Feel free to contact support@cs.washington.edu with any questions or concerns.