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Gradescope Overview

Gradescope is designed to help instructors grade hand-written assignments quickly and consistently while providing meaningful feedback to students. Work is scanned and submitted to Gradescope either by students (for homework) or by instructors (for exams). Instructors, TAs, and Graders can create dynamic rubrics while grading, and any changes  made to rubric items are applied to previously graded questions. Rubrics are shared across graders, which helps provide grading consistency across course sections.

Below is a short (2 minute) introductory video: 

 

 

Primary Benefits

For Instructors and TAs

  • Use of rubrics help standardize grading across graders and sections, improving consistency and fairness.
  • Changes to grading rubrics trigger updates to previously graded submissions, saving time.
  • Similar answers can be grouped together to be graded in bulk.
  • Graders can easily replicate feedback.
  • Analytics help instructors understand where students may be struggling with a concept.

For Students

  • Grades and feedback reach students faster than traditionally graded assignments.
  • Points awarded or deducted for partial-credit grades are linked to comments from the grader, providing transparency in point breakdowns.
  • Offers students a pathway to request a regrade for questions.

Pricing

Gradescope is paid for by the University. It is available to instructors and students at no cost. 

Getting Started

Gradescope can be accessed in Bruin Learn, which offers several benefits:

  • Creating and linking Gradescope assignments to your Bruin Learn course
  • Syncing your Bruin Learn student roster
  • Moving grades from Gradescope to your Bruin Learn gradebook.

See the Using Gradescope in Bruin Learn article for more information on configuring Gradescope in your course. Additional information can be found in Gradescope’s Canvas Instructor Guide and Canvas Student Guide


Gradescope can also be accessed independently via the Gradescope website, though an instructor won’t be able to use the Bruin Learn integration features described above. Helpful guides on Gradescope functionality including grading, course management, and assignment workflows for both students and instructors can be found on the Gradescope Get Started webpage.

Documentation and Support

Troubleshooting articles covering common issues can be found in the Gradescope Help Center. To get in touch directly with Gradescope support, please email help@gradescope.com.

To see what features and functionality Gradescope is working on for future releases, visit their feature development roadmap.

 

LTI Functionality
LTI Scope

LTI Scope Definitions

  • Campuswide - LTI tools are available in any Bruin Learn course.
  • Sub-account - LTI tools have limited availability. These are often requested and funded by specific divisions, departments, or courses. These LTIs can be found by filtering via Status =  "Available at a Cost."
LTI Status

LTI Status Definitions

  • Requested - Requested tools are in the earliest phases for inclusion in Bruin Learn. This phase includes learning more about the functionality, supplier, costs, support options, existing campus or UC licensing agreements, etc.
  • In Review - The LTI tool is undergoing review by multiple stakeholders, including software advisory workgroups, security, accessibility, funding, data use and privacy, and UCLA Purchasing.
  • On Hold - The LTI tool process is on hiatus for any number of reasons, including: remediation of accessibility, security, data use and privacy concerns; identifying available funding sources; negotiations with the supplier; re-consideration of the original need, etc.
  • Approved - The LTI tool process has been approved and preparation for installation is underway. Prior to availability, post-approval work may include resolving technical integration issues, developing training, etc. 
  • Available - The LTI tool process is installed and available for general use in Bruin Learn.
  • Available at a cost - The LTI tool has been reviewed and approved and is available for purchase by units requiring the functionality the tool provides.
  • Contact ASUCLA Bookstore - Publisher-related LTI tools are obtained through the ASUCLA Bookstore.