How to use Gradescope: A Student Guide
Gradescope is a tool licensed by CMU and integrated with Canvas for easy access by students and instructors. When you need to complete a Gradescope assignment, here are a few easy steps you will take to prepare and upload your assignment, as well as to see your assignment status and grades. Students use Gradescope to:
- Submit homework online for grading within Gradescope.
- View feedback and scores on Gradescope-graded work.
- Make a re-grade request within prescribed guidelines.
How do I access Gradescope?
How do I get help with Gradescope?
If you need help with your assignment instructions and logistics, please contact your instructor.
If you need help with a technical how-to question, contact CMU’s Gradescope Support Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to complete my assignment on a computer to submit it to Gradescope?
No. You can complete your assignment on paper; then you will need to scan it so you have a pdf file to submit to Gradescope.
Alternatively, if you completed your assignment on a computer (e.g., by writing in MSWord), save that file as a pdf (e.g., in MSWord, this involves printing to pdf) and submit to Gradescope.
I have completed my assignment on paper; how do I prepare it for submission to Gradescope?
1. You can scan the pages of your assignment into a single pdf by using one of the scanners around campus (see this map).
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2. You can use a free app (available for iOS and Android phones) to take pictures that are translated into a pdf (see this guide).
I have completed my assignment on the computer; how do I prepare it for submission to Gradescope?
Print to PDF or Scan to PDF:
Given that you completed your homework on a computer, the best way to get a clear and legible scanned version is to “print to pdf” and save the output as a pdf file. If that is not possible with the file format you used to complete the homework, the next best option is to print your assignment and then scan the page(s) to pdf via one of the scanners around campus.
Where are there scanners I can use to create a scan of my assignment?
See this map for the locations of scanners around campus.