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Creating an Administered assessment

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Crowdmark’s Administered Assessment allows an instructor to create in-person paper exams, tests, or assignments that are hand-written 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, select New assessment, name your assessment, enrol students and faculty, then Save. 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.

Set up your assessment template as a PDF file so that Crowdmark can place a QR code on every page. See our Help documentation for details on how to format a PDF exam for Crowdmark. Double-sided printing is recommended to avoid students placing work on pages without QR codes. Administered Assessments on Crowdmark can have up to 200 multiple choice questions, which are answered on a bubble sheet. Choose whether to enable multiple choice questions here.

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 in Crowdmark. This requires special formatting, which you can view in our help centre. Upload your template. Once the template is uploaded, you’ll be able to preview to ensure the formatting is correct. If there’s a problem with your formatting, you can click Try again. Once the formatting is confirmed, click Next

You’ll need to define the location of each question in your template so Crowdmark can separate them for grading. Set each question’s Label and Max. points as well as indicate if the question is a Bonus, which means it won’t count towards the assessment’s total point value. Multiple choice questions do not need to be defined, as they will be answered on the bubble sheet and graded automatically by Crowdmark.

Click Save and continue, then click the Generate PDF button to create a unique booklet for every student with a QR code on each page. We recommend adding extra booklets as you won’t be able to generate more later on. Download the PDF of booklets and save it locally to your computer for printing.

If you’re using bubble sheets for Multiple choice questions, you will need to select Questions to fill out the Multiple choice answer key. This is what our system will use for auto-grading.

Once students have written the assessment the completed booklets will need to be scanned and uploaded as a PDF for grading. Click Upload booklets and 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. If a QR code can’t be read, you will see an error message.

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 student information, then click the checkbox to select a student to match. Once your assessments are uploaded and matched, you are ready to start grading!

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!