Scanning Best Practices

Creating an Exam

When using the scanning system to score your exams, there are a few things to keep in mind.


The system will automatically generate scores for your exam. You can select points according to the following guidelines. Additionally, the system will generate a report showing each answer given by the students so that you can use your own scoring system.

Taking the test

Students should follow these guidelines while taking the exam.

Submitting an Exam (to be scanned)

If your course has multiple sections in one exam, please choose the section combination for which you wish to organize your reports. For example, if you choose section 001L, you will receive all of your data in that one section. If you choose sections 001 to 010, some reports will be by section. See the Results for more information.

If you have an Instructor Graded Score, make sure to enter it and bubble in the score before you submit the exam.

After the Scanning is Done

We will send an email to the instructor when we have completed the scanning process. We ask that you do not attempt to modify the exam using the Instructor Tools website until we send you the message.

As part of the request form, we ask how you would like to retrieve the scanned sheets. You may pick them up in the scanning office, or we can send them to your office by campus mail.

We will separate the sheets that have errors into two groups. Those with a yellow sheet note are sheets that have been scanned, but have a minor problem, like a double-mark. Sheets grouped with a pink note were not scanned. If the error can be remedied, you may resubmit these sheets.

The instructor can use the Instructor Tools web site to make changes to the keys, student responses or scoring of the exam.


The Instructor Tools web site provides the following reports for your exam.