Gradescope is a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, and code assignments. It supports problem sets and projects as well as worksheets, quizzes, exams, and papers.

Why Use Gradescope

  • Easily collect hand written assignments for online grading
  • Grade assignments quickly while providing detailed feedback
  • Standardize grading across individuals and graders

Enabling and Trying out Gradescope

Gradescope is available to all official courses taught at Yale through Canvas, and can be enabled through your course Settings, and then under Navigation the tab

If you want to test it out, we encourage you to turn it on in your person or early course sandbox. To request a sandbox, please complete this form.

Using Gradescope to Collect Worksheets

Gradescope can be an excellent way to collect weekly worksheets from your students that require handwriting or special characters. You can provide a template they download and complete, or you can collect PDFs from a workbook they have purchased and are working through.

When setting up the assignment in Gradescope from a template they would complete, you use the Assignment Outline feature to define where on the page you would expect the students to write their answers for each question.

Creating a Template

Here is the student view when they enter the assignment in Canvas - it will allow them to download the original and upload the completed assignment in the same window.

Student view of Gradescope assignment

Once their submission has been made, they will be able to see a preview of the file they uploaded, and they can choose to resubmit as well if you have allowed multiple submissions.

Preview of submission file