Gradescope simplifies grading paper-based, handwritten assignments and exams with its Canvas integration, grading some of the material itself.
Gradescope’s primary use is to grade and manage paper-based handwritten assignments and exams. After initial setup and syncing with Canvas, assignments and exams can be scanned and uploaded to Gradescope by the instructor or by individual students. Once uploaded, Gradescope uses handwriting recognition to identify the students’ names and responses, organizing them for grading.
Gradescope’s dynamic rubric (meaning any changes to the rubric are automatically applied to all exams, even if they had been previously graded) provides flexibility in grading and providing feedback. The final scores can then be synced to Canvas and students can view the feedback. Gradescope can also be used for scantron exams.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics also uses Gradescope to provide consistency in assessment over multiple sections of the same course. This means that any change to a grading rubric will be applied across sections.
Professor Micah Sherr utilized Gradescope's ability to list out partial credit rationales and keep those entirely consistent (both in terms of explaining the partial credit and the points deducted) across all exams.
Visit the UIS Gradescope support page for help getting started with the tool in Canvas, or watch the demonstrations below.
For a help around assessment and grading with Gradescope, please request a consultation.