This guide will walk you through the process of setting up a Gradescope Assignment (Homework / Problem Set) for the submission of students' scanned handwritten assessment. 

2. Change Grading Defaults

Note: The Gradescope grading default is negative scoring, it is recommended that you consider changing the grading default to positive scoring.

Positive Scoring: The rubric items default to adding points, starting from 0.

Negative Scoring: The rubric items default to subtracting points from the total points available for that question.

  1. Select Course Settings from the menu.
  2. Select the Positive scoring radio button for the setting Grading Defaults.
  3. Click on the Update Course button. 


  1. Close the Gradescope browse tab and return to your Learn.UQ course.