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What is Gradescope:

Gradescope is an online grading tool for scanned, pen-and-paper, free-response assessments. This tool supports workflows for both individual student assignments (homework) and instructor upload of assessments (exams).

Gradescope makes it easy and efficient to organize, grade, and provide consistent feedback for assignments and exams. It also provides a dynamic point adjustment rubric that allows an instructor to modify rubric items and values while grading. It integrates with Blackboard as well, making it easy to sync your course roster and push grades to the grade center.

 

Getting Started:

To request a Gradescope for your course, email the instructional support at instruction@cs.purdue.edu

 

Setting up an Exam/Quiz:

  • Gradescope allows you to grade paper-based exams, quizzes, and homework. To create a new assignment, click Create Assignment in the bottom right corner of your course’s Assignments page.
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  • A modal will appear where you have the option to select from a variety of assignment types, click Exam/Quiz then click Next

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  • Enter the assignment name and select the template PDF of your exam. The template PDF should be a blank version of the exam. 

    • Select who will be uploading the submissions.

      Select Instructor if the course staff will be uploading student’s work.

      Select Student if students will be uploading their own work.

      Click Create Assignment. Your template pdf will be processed
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  • Creating the assignment outline is the first step within the assignment workflow. In this step, you tell Gradescope where the Name Region, the ID Region, and each Question is located. Creating a Name Region or an ID Region is necessary for assigning student names to submissions. To create a Name Region or ID Region, click Select Name Region or Create ID Region button to create a region which will cover the area of the template where students will write their names or PUIDs.

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  • To start creating an outline, click + new question to begin adding questions. You can title your question and assign the points for each question. You can always remove a question by clicking the red “x” delete icon next to each question.

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  • You may replace the template at any time by going to Settings. Replace the template will preserve the outline, any region boxes, and any grade that has been set.

  • Click Save Outline once done with setting up the outline.

*For more resources, visit https://www.gradescope.com/help

*For guidance on how to add student or staff, visit https://www.gradescope.com/help#help-center-section-course-workflow

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2020 11:53 AM

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