• Gradescope: providing access for external examiners

    Introduction If you enrol external examiners onto a course with the External Examiner role, they should be able to access Gradescope assessments for that course, but you may need to edit their permissions in Gradescope – see Setting the external examiner’s permissions. The easiest way for them to access Gradescope…

  • Gradescope: A Guide for External Examiners

    Introduction Gradescope is an assessment tool which has been used since 2021 for exams and coursework in a limited number of subjects. Most Gradescope exams are of the ‘Homework / Problem Set’ type – students generally write their answers by hand on paper, then scan their work and upload it to…

  • Gradescope – adjusting marks for “answer x out of y” exams

    e.g. exams where students answer 2 out of 4 questions. Marks can only be sent to Blackboard when Gradescope is showing grading is 100% complete. Therefore a mark has to be entered for each question – including those not answered. If using Positive marking enter 0 for the unanswered questions….

  • Gradescope: submitting on behalf of a student

    If necessary you can submit on behalf of a student, regardless of whether they have already made a submission to the Gradescope assignment. See the Gradescope help page Can I submit work for my students as an instructor?

  • Gradescope: Sync the Roster

    When should I Sync the Roster? Synching the Roster updates the membership of a Gradescope course so that it matches the corresponding Blackboard course. You do not have to Sync the Roster in order for students to be able to submit to Gradescope – when they click on a Gradescope…

  • Gradescope: Copying Rubrics

    You can copy a Rubric from one question to another – in the same assignment, or in any assignment in any course where you are the Instructor. See the Gradescope guide Importing rubrics

  • Gradescope: Set up your rubric in advance

    You may wish to create your marking rubric before students have submitted. This is now possible without the need to create a test student in Gradescope. Create an Assignment When creating the Assignment under Create Your Rubric check the box Before student submission.  Set the Outline Once the Create Assignment…

  • Gradescope: Create a test student

    If you want to see how your Gradescope assignment will appear to students set up a marking Rubric before students have submitted you can set up a test student account. To create a test account Go into your Gradescope course and then to the Roster area. Click Add Students or Staff. Choose Single User….

  • Gradescope: Disable Regrade requests

    By default students are able to submit Regrade requests for all published assignments, and this cannot be disabled at the system level, so you will have to apply the settings for each assignment. To disable regrade requests, go to the assignment you need to edit, click on Regrade Requests from the left…

  • Gradescope: Hide rubric items

    For exams, to be sure that students will not be able to view their marked papers, you can Hide all rubric items. This is not absolutely essential: as long as you never Publish grades in Gradescope, students will not be able to see how their work has been marked. However ticking  Hide…