Thursday, February 2, 2017

Scanning Bubble Sheets into Illuminate

It's been awhile since I've talked about Illuminate, so I thought I'd share what many of you might find a time-saving tip. For those of you who are not using the hybrid online assessment where students log into the student portal, and see the test and the question bubbles side-by-side, but are having students fill out the bubble sheet printed on paper, you can actually take your stack of bubble sheets to one of the copy machines and scan the sheets that way.

Scanning Documents into the Copy Machine

Step 1: Place the stack of bubble sheets in the copy tray at the top as you would for making general copies.

Step 2: On the copy machine, push the Scanner button in the lower left-hand corner.

Step 3: If you've used the scanning feature, your email will already be in the system and you'll just need to choose it from the list, if this is your first time, select Manual Entry; on the next screen, type in your email address and click Save in the upper-right hand corner.

Assuming you've entered your email correctly, you will receive an email from the copy machine with a PDF file of your bubble sheets; download the file to your computer.

Uploading the PDF of Your Bubble Sheets in Illuminate

At this point, go into the assessment like you normally would to scan bubble sheets by choosing the Administration tab and then Scan. When the scanning window opens up, click Tools underneath the Gradecam logo and choose the Process images from a file option.

From here, you will need to click on Choose Files and then select the file that you downloaded from your email. The system will automatically scan the different bubble sheets and attach the scores with the students they belong to.

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