Getting started with Gradescope

Gradescope is an online grading tool that streamlines the tedious parts of grading paper-based, digital, and code assignments, while providing consistency in the grading process and insights into how students are doing.

Gradescope is now available as an integrated tool in UC Davis Canvas, and is available to all UC Davis instructors at no cost to them. The cost is covered by an institutionally paid site license.

For a quick overview of Gradescope, watch the following introductory video: What is Gradescope?

Getting Started

Information for faculty and students can be found in these UC Davis Knowledge Base articles, respectively:

  • GRADESCOPE: Information for Faculty
    • How to enable the Gradescope tool in a UC Davis Canvas course site
    • How to configure Gradescope to sync a class roster and assignments from UC Davis Canvas
    • Sample language to include in a course syllabus
  • GRADESCOPE: Information for Students
    • How to access the Gradescope tool from a UC Davis Canvas course site
    • Resources for how to use Gradescope and how to get help

Learning how to use Gradescope and getting help

Online resources:


  • Schedule a 1-to-1 session on Gradescope with an instructional technologist in IET Academic Applications by emailing
  • Schedule a group presentation on Gradescope for your department by emailing

Other sources of information:

How faculty are using Gradescope