Gradescope: Setting up an Online assignment

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Create an Online Assignment

This is the assignment type to choose for exams which contain multiple choice questions, but also some questions where students need to submit a scanned copy of handwritten work.

In your Gradescope course click on Assignments on the collapsible left-hand menu.

Then on Create Assignment in the centre of the screen.

Create Gradescope assignment

Choose Online Assignment and click Next to proceed.

Create a Gradescope Online Assignment

Assignment settings

 Recommended settings for Gradescope Take Home Exams have been shared with relevant Programme Administrators

Gradescope Online assignment settings

  1. Assignment Name

    This should be clear and unambiguous, and for summative assessments should correspond to the assessment name as defined in RISIS.

  2. Release Date

    This is like the ‘Start Date’ in Turnitin or the ‘Display After’ date in Blackboard – in other words, the time at which the assignment should become visible to students.

  3. Due Date

    Set the deadline by which work should be submitted.

  4. Allow late submissions

    Tick the box to allow late submissions.

    Additionally, set a Late Due Date – the time after which students can no longer submit.
    For obvious reasons, this should be after the Due Date.

  5. Enforce time limit

    For Take Home Exams, you will almost certainly want to tick this box, to set a time limit.

    Enter the Maximum Time Permitted in minutes.

  6. Group Submission

    Do not tick the box to enable group submission.

When done, press Create Assignment.

Please note: You can return to edit the assignments settings later if necessary.

You are now taken to the Edit Assignment screen, where you set up your assignment questions.

Creating online assignment questions

For help with creating questions, please see the Gradescope help page: Online Assignments.

Formatting questions

You can