Central Scanning Services will continue through the end of spring semester 2024. Two software applications were submitted to purchasing for review on September 14, 2023. The software must be reviewed by security, technical compatibility, accessibility, purchasing, and university counsel before a decision can be made by the deans and chancellors.
Scanning Operations will continue until a new system is in place and instructors have had sufficient time to test it.
We offer paper-based exam scanning (aka bubble sheets) for Penn State courses. Please use our order form to request a supply of blank answer sheets.
You are welcome to submit your forms in person, in the Testing Center lobby. Please, let the front desk staff know so that they can be collected. We will mail scanned forms back to the instructor the day after we scan the request unless the job is too large to mail.
Instructors can use the Instructor Tools web site to email each student a report with their exam results. Only the instructor or designated proxy can release this report. Instructors can assign a TA as a proxy in Instructor Tools. The TA must be listed as an instructor in LionPath.
The scanning system retains data only for the current and immediate past semester. Please download your results and reports within this time frame. We recommend you store these data with a copy of your exam and the student scan sheets. The exam and scan sheets are the official university record and must be retained by the instructor according to the General Retention Schedule for Student Records.
Please send your questions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14 to August 12
9am to 3pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for drop-off and pick-up.