Gradescope for Faculty and Students
Gradescope is a suite of online tools that provides a streamlined, flexible, and consistent grading process.
Adding Gradescope to Your Blackboard Course
Use the "Tools" drop-down to click on "More Tools" then "Gradescope".
On the next page, name the link Gradescope and click "Submit". You do not need to change any other options.
Back in your course, scroll to the "Gradescope" link and click on it. It will route you to Gradescope and you will get this pop-up. If you have already set up the course in Gradescope, you can use the drop-down to select that course or you can create a new one.
You may choose to edit the settings in your Gradescope course. Negative scoring is how most instructors will choose to leave the settings. This means that students will start with the most points possible for the assignment and as questions are marked incorrect, they will lose those points. Positive scoring means that students will start from a 0 and points will be added from there. Gradescope has more information on scoring on their page: Grading Submissions
Sync Your Roster
Click on the "Roster" tab on the left-hand side. At the bottom of the page click on "Sync Blackboard Roster". The pop-up will ask you to confirm the course you are linking and hit "Submit".
After your roster has been imported, your view will look something like this list in the screenshot below.
Gradescope will not automatically update your roster while students are still in the add/drop timeframe. You will need to re-sync your roster to update Gradescope. To do this, repeat the process of syncing your roster as above.
To create an assignment, click on the "Assignments" tab on the left-hand side. Then click on "Create Assignment". As you create assignments, they will appear in this view.
On the "Create Assignment" screen you will have a variety of options to choose from whether it is an exam, quiz, or homework assignment.
Students can submit homework to Gradescope in the following file formats; pdf, jpg/jpeg, gif, and png. Programming assignments may be submitted in all file formats.
Logging Into Gradescope
Students must log in to Gradescope in order to view feedback and upload homework if necessary. The Gradescope link in Blackboard will be a teal icon with white signal bars. Click on the title Gradescope to enter.
Once in Gradescope, you will see all courses that you have synced with Blackboard.
Additional Gradescope Getting Started Resources
- Create an Exam
- Scan Exams
- Create a Homework Assignment
- Create an Online Assignment
- Upload Exams and Associate with Students
- Create a Group Assignment
- Publish Grades
- How to Submit Homework (video)