Use Gradescope in a Canvas course

Gradescope is a suite of tools designed to make grading more consistent, fair, and efficient. Teams can grade scanned exams asynchronously, with or without rubrics; an instructor can grade the same question in all exams (and modify grades for multiple exams simultaneously); a faculty member may review all grading by a single TA and quickly make adjustments; graders can re-use comments/feedback in multiple exams (or modify for individual students). Gradescope also allows instructors to incorporate auto-graded bubble-sheet questions in their exams and assignments; the analytics provide both summary statistics and detailed item analysis.

Enable the Gradescope menu link in your Canvas course

  1. First, create a Gradescope account using your ONID email at
  2. Navigate back to Canvas and click Settings in the course menu of the Canvas course you want Gradescope enabled
  3. Click the Navigation tab
  4. Scroll down to bottom of the page and enable the Gradescope menu link
  5. Be sure to click Save (bottom of the page)
  6. Click the Gradescope link in your course menu

Link Gradescope Course to Canvas Course

Click the Gradescope link in your course menu; you should be prompted to link your Canvas course to a new or existing Gradescope Course. If you are not prompted, follow these instructions.

  1. From the Gradescope Dashboard, click on the Gradescope course you wish to link to your Canvas course
  2. Click Course Settings in the left-hand menu
  3. Click Link under the Canvas Course header
  4. Select the Canvas course you wish to link from the drop-down menu
  5. Click Link Course
  6. Click Update Course

Sync the Canvas Roster to Gradescope

  1. From the Gradescope Dashboard, click on the Gradescope course in which you want to sync the roster
  2. Click Roster in the left-hand menu
  3. Click Sync Canvas Roster in the center of the page (if you have never synced the roster) or the lower-right corner of the page
    • Uncheck the box next to "Let new users know that they were added to the course" to prevent students from being notified
  4. Click Sync Roster

Sync Gradescope Assignment Grades with Canvas

  1. In Canvas, create an 'On Paper' assignment with the same or similar name as its associated Gradescope assignment name
  2. In Canvas, click on the Gradescope link in the course menu to navigate to your linked Gradescope course
  3. In Gradescope, click Assignments in the left-hand menu
  4. Click the Gradescope assignment to be linked
  5. Click Settings in the left-hand menu
  6. Click Link under the Canvas Assignment header
  7. Select the Canvas assignment to link from the drop-down menu
  8. Click Link Assignment
  9. Click Save
  10. Once the assignment has been graded in Gradescope, from the Review Grades screen, click Post Grades to Canvas
  11. Verify that the correct Canvas course and assignment have been linked, and click Post Grades


Watch a brief video for all of the above steps: link your Canvas and Gradescope courses, sync the Canvas roster, and push grades to Canvas.

You can find more info on syncing rosters and grades in the Gradescope help center.

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