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Creating, Editing, and Deleting a Course

In this guide:


Creating a Course

Any user with an instructor account can create courses, including users enrolled as an instructor to the Gradescope 101 demo course.

To create a new Gradescope course:

  1. Access your course dashboard. This is the page visible as soon as you log in, or you can select the Gradescope logo in the top left corner to return to the dashboard.
  2. Select Create Course from the action bar in the bottom right corner.
  3. Enter the course number, course name, term, year, school of your new course.

LMS users do not need to enable the Entry Code for students to enroll via a course entry code, as users will be enrolled automatically from the LMS side.

Who can see my course?

Only users who have been enrolled to the course roster are able to see and interact with the course. There is no search functionality for courses in Gradescope, and they will not be surfaced in search engine results. Learn more about enrolling staff and students to your roster.

Editing and deleting a course

Editing course details or deleting it completely are achieved in the course settings.

  1. Select the course from your course dashboard.
  2. Select Course Settings from the left navigation bar.
  3. On the Course Settings page, you can do the following:
    1. Edit basic course settings.

      The department field will have been backfilled based on the course name if the course was created before 2023. Any courses that we could not confidently assign to a department will be listed as “Unknown”.

    2. Edit the default Regrade Requests Settings (changes apply to newly created assignments in the course and can be changed/overridden for individual assignments)
      Edit Grading Defaults (changes apply to newly created assignments in the course and can be changed/overridden for individual assignments)
    3. Edit the default Student Visibility Settings (changes apply to newly created assignments in the course and can be changed/overridden for individual assignments)
    4. Unpublish all grades from every assignment within the course.
    5. Duplicate the course.
    6. Delete the course - The course must have no assignments within it to be deleted.

Unenrolling from a course

    1. Select the course from the Gradescope homepage that you would like to drop.
    2. Within the side navigation there is the option to Unenroll from Course.
    3. Select it and confirm by selecting Unenroll from Course again.
      Any grading or other changes you’ve made within the course will be preserved if you leave.

Courses require at least one member of staff to be enrolled. If you are the only staff member, you will need to enroll one other Instructor, TA, or Reader to leave the course successfully.

Want to remove a student from a course? Check out our Modifying Course Members guide to find out how.

Linking a course from an LMS to Gradescope

Check out our LMS Workflow section for instructions on how to link your courses in Blackboard, Brightspace (D2L), Canvas, Moodle, and Sakai to Gradescope. The LMS Workflow section of the Help Center also contains step-by-step instructions, images, and gifs about how to use Gradescope with an LMS as an instructor and a student.

Alternatively, check out the LMS Integration video on our Get Started page to see how to connect your LMS to Gradescope and link courses from the Gradescope website. Please note that the video only shows one method for using Gradescope with an LMS, but updated videos for each LMS are in the works.


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