How can Gradescope help with remote exams?
Gradescope allows you to collect and grade existing paper-based printed assignments more efficiently online.
Is Gradescope the right fit for my exam?
If you already have an exam in place that is designed to be completed by hand and can’t or don’t want to convert it into an exam that can be taken on a computer, you might consider Gradescope as an option.
Gradescope works best for hand-written exams. If your exam requires students to solve equations by hand, draw diagrams, or annotate then Gradescope is the best choice.
In a remote exam context, students would print a paper copy of the exam PDF you provide, complete it by hand, then scan and upload it to Gradescope to be graded.
Gradescope also works well with bubble-sheet or scantron style multiple-choice exams. Students would print a paper copy of Gradescope’s bubble-sheet template, then fill in that sheet while viewing a PDF of the exam questions you provide. Once completed, they would scan and upload it to Gradescope to be graded.
Gradescope supports scheduled release and due dates/times for a timed exam.
Which remote exam solution do you recommend for my exam format?
- Paper exam where student writing by hand is critical
- Bubble-sheet or scantron style exam with only multiple-choice and no other question types
Canvas Quiz recommended:
- Exams that can be completed by students with only a keyboard and mouse
- Exam with a mixture of question types
Canvas Assignment recommended:
- Essay or final project where students upload a completed work
What is the process of using Gradescope?
Here is a brief summary of the Gradescope workflow for a typical handwritten exam:
- Initiate your free Stanford Gradescope account
- Select instructor, use your SUNet@stanford.edu email address.
- Create a course in Gradescope
- Sync your Canvas roster to your new Gradescope course
- Design your exam as a PDF that students would write on
- Create an assignment in Canvas
- Create an assignment in Gradescope
- Link your Gradescope assignment to your Canvas assignment