What is a GradeCam Bubble Sheet Assessment?

Otus has partnered with GradeCam to integrate their Bubble Sheet Assessments into our assessment builder.

  • Similar to the concept of Scantron Tests; teachers do not write actual test questions in Otus. Bubble Sheets are used as a place for students to indicate their answers for a test that is given on paper.

  • Allows for a quick way to produce a multiple-choice style test (rubric-style questions also available).

  • Students fill out a bubble sheet, of which is scanned in by the teacher via GradeCam for instant grading.

❗ This article outlines how to use Rubric Questions. If you are interested in seeing how to create an entire Bubble Sheet assessment, including multiple choice questions, click here.

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Add the Question

Rubric questions are used when there are questions on the assessment that require short answers, extended responses, or any other type of question that can't be scored using a multiple-choice format. The process of building/scoring the questions is slightly different based on whether it is a points-based or standards-based assessment. See each section below for details.

➡️ Add the Question

  • Select the "Click to add your first question" box.

  • Choose Rubric.

Once you select the type of question, it will instantly generate.


Points-Based Rubric Questions

If you are building a points-based assessment, refer to the details below.

➡️ Answer Options

  • The "answer options" in this case represent point values. The student can earn 0, 1, 2, or 3 points on the example rubric question below. All questions will have the same number of answer options. This is a GradeCam limitation; you are unable to have a different number of answer options for questions within the same assessment.

➡️ Scoring

  • These questions will need to be manually scoring; after scanning in the bubble sheet, GradeCam will auto-score all multiple choice questions, leaving the rubric questions for you to enter a score.

  • Select Edit to change the point values or add/edit the allotted work space.

  • You can change the point values of each "bubble" by entering a number between 0 and 9 in the boxes.

  • In the example shown above:

    • This rubric question is now worth 4 points instead of 3. When grading, you will have the option to award the student 0, 2, 3, or 4 points.

    • GradeCam will still calculate the grade based on the 0, 1, 2, 3 grading scale, BUT the Otus Gradebook WILL calculate based on the 0, 2, 3, 4 grading scale.

      • What this means for you: Know that if you change the grading scale of a rubric question, GradeCam will not display the correct total percentage, but the Otus Gradebook WILL display the correct total percentage. This is a GradeCam limitation, rather than an Otus limitation.

➡️ Adding/Editing Work Space

  • You can choose the size for the work space, as well as whether the space includes lines or a grid.

  • For reference, see the image below for the size of small and large sections:


Standards-Based Rubric Questions

If you are building an assessment with a standards-based grading scale, refer to the details below.

➡️ Answer Options

  • The "answer options" in this case represent the levels of the grading scale chosen when the assessment was created. For the example below, a grading scale with four options was used, and has the following levels:

    • 0 = Not at Mastery

    • 1 = Approaching Mastery

    • 2 = Near Mastery

    • 3 = Mastery

➡️ Scoring

  • These questions will need to be manually graded; after scanning in the bubble sheet, GradeCam will auto-score all multiple choice questions, leaving the rubric questions for you to enter a score.

➡️ Adding/Editing Work Space

  • Select Edit to change the allotted work space.

  • You can choose the size for the work space, as well as whether the space includes lines or a grid.

  • For reference, see the image below for the size of small and large sections:


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