Technology Overview

Gradescope allows instructors to be more efficient when grading handwritten activities such as worksheets, quizzes, and tests with partial credit. Gradescope does this by helping to bucket similar responses together, allowing instructors to consistently apply the same points and feedback for similar submissions. Gradescope also can auto-grade programming code against instructor-submitted test cases and auto-grade paper multiple choice exams (with or without bubble answer sheets).

Use Case and Benefits

  • Collect handwritten work digitally and return feedback digitally. In most cases, you don’t have to re-write your exam or homework to use it with Gradescope.
    • Instructors can bulk scan papers or students can upload their own.
  • Grade handwritten answers in bulk using AI-assisted answer grouping. Auto-grade programming code against instructor-submitted test cases.
  • Store instructor feedback comments in a bank for re-use.
  • Make rubric changes as you grade; changes apply to previously graded work to maintain consistency.
  • Grade concurrently with other instructors or TAs. One person can grade all occurrences of the same question without having to pass papers among people.
  • Import scores to the myCourses gradebook.
  • Use question-level and answer-level analytics to gain insight into student learning.

Accessing the Technology

Learn More & Get Help

To start learning about Gradescope, review the following curated resources:





Additional resources are available in the CTL knowledge base.

  1. Access the CTL Knowledge Base and log in with your RIT account.
  2. Use the search box at the top of the page to find resources by keywords.
  3. Use the Categories in the left side navigation to find resources by topic area.

Instructors may also attend a group training or request a consultation for training.

For technical issues and other support, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.