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 grade a Bubble Sheet assessment. If you are interested in seeing how to create a Bubble Sheet assessment, click here.

➡️ There are THREE options for grading Bubble Sheet Assessments

  • Individually scanning each bubble sheet via webcam (best for a smaller number of sheets).

  • Create a PDF file of all student bubble sheets, then upload that file into GradeCam (best for a large number of sheets).

  • Manual scoring (with or without scanning in the sheets).

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Option 1: Individually Scanning 

  • Step 1: Activate GradeCam by clicking on the Bubble Sheet Assessment in your Assigned Assessments.

  • Step 2: Hold up bubble sheet in the center of the screen. You will see a green box surrounding the test when it has been captured. Once it has been accepted, you will hear a "Blip" sound and the student grade will appear.

Is GradeCam having trouble capturing the forms? Please visit the article below for some troubleshooting tips.

  • Step 3: Grade the rubric questions. You can either: 

➡️ Fill in the appropriate score bubble on the bubble sheet before scanning. This is only possible if there isn't any work space for that question. If work space was given, the bubbles will not appear on the form.

OR

➡️ Click on their name after their sheet has been scanned and select the appropriate score bubble for that question.


Option 2: PDF Upload

  • Step 1: Scan all answer sheets from all classes into a single PDF file (usually via the school copy machine). Note: The file needs to be scanned in GRAYSCALE and not black and white. 

  • Step 2: Activate GradeCam by clicking on the Bubble Sheet Assessment in your Assigned Assessments.

  • Step 3: Import the PDF file. There are two options:

➡️ Upload the file into GradeCam: select the Scan Camera icon in the upper right corner of the gradebook, then the upload icon.

OR

➡️ Drag-and-drop the PDF into the GradeCame screen, and it will begin scoring (don't worry: Otus and GradeCam will know which student's forms should be scored for the selected class).

You may see some yellow notifications saying only students from the selected course are being scanned - this is a good thing! 

  • Step 4: Grade the rubric questions. You can either:

➡️ Fill in the appropriate score bubble on the bubble sheet before scanning. This is only possible if there isn't any work space for that question. If work space was given, the bubbles will not appear on the form.

OR

➡️ Click on their name after their sheet has been scanned and select the appropriate score bubble for that question.

If you changed the GRADING SCALE of a rubric question, please read below.

GradeCam will calculate the total percentage based on the original grading scale, not the new grading scale. See example below:

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, 4, 6 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.


Option 3: Manual

After assigning the assessment, you can click on any student to enter responses for them:

➡️ Things to note:

  • The correct answer is indicated in parenthesis for multiple choice questions.

  • Scoring a student this way will overwrite any previously-scanned scores.

  • Scanning a student's form after manually scoring them this way will overwrite the manual scores.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: An easy way to see your student's scores is to access the Student Score option from the ellipsis on the Assigned Assessments page. This is a unique option only available for Bubble Sheets!


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