Add Gradescope to your navigation menu

  1. Log in to Canvas and go to the course you'd like to link to Gradescope.
  2. Click the Settings button on your course navigation bar.
  3. Click the Navigation button at the top of the page.
  4. Locate Gradescope in the second list on the page where the inactive buttons are located.
  5. Click the more icon (3 stacked dots) on the Gradescope item and select Enable from the pop-up menu. Gradescope will move to the first list on the page where all of the active buttons are listed. 
  6. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Link to an existing Gradescope course, or create a new one

  1. In the left sidebar of your course page, click Gradescope.
  2. Gradescope will launch in a new window and show you the dashboard for your Gradescope course that is connected to your Canvas site.
  3. On the Course Settings page, you can update the course title, description, rubric types, and score bounds. Keep in mind that course title and description changes made here will only appear in Gradescope, not in Canvas.
  4. When you're finished, click Update Course. Your course is now linked, and your students can access this Gradescope course.

If this is your first access to Gradescope, a new Gradescope account will be created for you. The username is the email address that's associated with your Canvas account.

Sync the grade roster

  1. In the left sidebar of your course page, click Gradescope.
  2. Then expand your left sidebar in Gradescope (if it isn't already) and click Roster to get to your Roster page.
  3. By default, Gradescope will email users to say that they've been added to the course. If you don't want users to be notified, uncheck Let new users know that they were added to the course in the dialog box.
  4. Click the Sync Canvas Roster button. A dialog box will appear explaining how accounts will be synced. All names, emails, IDs and section names will be auto-synced from Canvas.
  5. Click Sync Roster. If students add/drop in Canvas, be sure to re-sync the roster. Existing submissions/grades for dropped students will be preserved.
  6. Your Gradescope roster is now synced with the Canvas Grade roster.

If you have any roster-syncing issues, email

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Modified on: Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 1:52 PM