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Creating a QR coded Administered assessment

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Crowdmark’s Administered assessment allows an instructor to create in-person paper exams, tests or assignments that are handwritten by students and then scanned into Crowdmark for evaluation. This video will show you how to create an Administered assessment and upload student booklets for grading.

From your Course page, click Create assessment, name your assessment and then select next. Crowdmark is fully scalable and can accommodate any number of students writing exams, whether it’s a single student or a class of thousands. Select the Administered assessment option. Select the status of your assessment: upcoming or ready for grading. For an upcoming assessment Crowdmark will place QR codes on each page of the assessment. Confirm your selections and then click Done. All students enrolled in the course are automatically assigned to the assessment. This can be updated or customized at any point in the left hand sidebar or from the Assessment setup dashboard by clicking Customize. Use the checkboxes to indicate which students or sections will write this assessment. You can also view or manage your Comment library from the assessment setup dashboard for quicker more effective grading. Once assessments have been completed or uploaded, use the settings icon in the left hand sidebar to manage your assessment name, comment library grading preferences, the Exam Matcher app or invite a proctor. You can also lock or delete your assessment here. Follow the step by step outline to manage and successfully finish setting up your assessment.

Step one: set up your assessment template as a PDF file and upload the template so that Crowdmark can place a QR code on every single page. Set up your template according to Crowdmark’s unique specifications to ensure the placement of QR codes on every single page of the assessment along with a section for automated matching. Once you have uploaded your file to Crowdmark, begin to configure your assessment template by selecting the Page layout. Double sided printing is recommended to avoid students placing work on pages without QR codes. If you’re using Crowdmark’s automated matching feature our system will use optical character recognition to match your students booklets to their names and ID numbers within Crowdmark. This requires special formatting which you can view in our Help Center. Multiple choice selection will allow Crowdmark to auto-grade multiple choice questions. Administered assessments can have up to 200 multiple choice questions which are answered on a bubble sheet. Choose whether to enable multiple choice here. Choose the number of extra booklets that you would like to generate. We always recommend adding in extra booklets as they cannot be added later on. Generate a preview of your assessment to ensure that the formatting is correct. Save your template and then generate your booklets. The downloaded assessment booklets are now ready for printing and distribution to students.

Step two: define the location of each question in your assessment template so that Crowdmark can separate them for grading. You can set a questions label and maximum points as well as indicate whether the question is a bonus which means that it won’t count towards the assessment’s total point value. Save and continue once you have defined the location of each question in your assessment template. If you’re using bubble sheets for multiple choice questions, you will need to select Edit answer key to fill out the multiple choice answer key. This is what our system will use for auto-grading. Select the correct answers and then choose a point value on the left hand side. More options can be found by selecting Multiple choice settings in the Questions page.

Step three: manage scans of student work. Once students have written the assessment the completed booklets will need to be scanned and uploaded as a PDF for grading. Drag and drop or browse for your PDF file. Crowdmark will process the QR codes to ensure that each page goes to the correct location for grading. If the exam pages are out of order, you don’t need to worry: Crowdmark’s QR codes will keep them organized for you.

Step four: Match booklets. If Crowdmark’s OCR is unable to match a booklet or if you’re not using automated matching, click to match booklets to the students manually. Search for booklet information then click the check box to select a student to match. This can be done before during or after grading to search for student who’s already been matched. Type their name and click to go to their booklet. Select Grading from the left hand sidebar to begin grading students booklets. 

For more information, check out the Crowdmark Help Centre, or get in touch with Crowdmark Support. We’re always happy to hear from you! Thanks for watching

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