There are two types of Gradescope assignments that work best when you’re giving an assignment where you’d like students to handwrite their answers: Online Assignments and Exams / Quizzes. Here are the general steps you will take when using each assignment type.
Using Online Assignments
- Create a Gradescope assignment. Select Online Assignments as the assignment type.
- Enter the assignment questions directly into Gradescope. Add File Upload fields to questions that require students to give drawn/handwritten answers.
- Have students work on the assignment in Gradescope and upload images/files of their drawn/handwritten answers to questions where you added a File Upload field. Students can upload files of any type.
- Have students submit in Gradescope when they are finished. Some types of questions (i.e. multiple choice and short answer questions) will be auto-graded, and you can grade the rest yourself on a rubric.
Using Exams / Quizzes
- Create a Gradescope assignment. Select Exam / Quiz as the assignment type. Select “Student” under Who will upload submissions? Select “Allow students to view and download template” under Template Visibility.
- Upload a blank PDF of the assignment to Gradescope and use it to create an outline that gives submission and grading parameters.
- Have students download and print the assignment. They will see a link to download the assignment as soon as they open it.
- Have students handwrite or draw their answers on the printed assignment.
- Have students scan and upload their completed assignments to Gradescope.
This article was taken from a series of FAQs at gradescope.com. The original series can be found here.
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