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

Step 1: In your Assessments module, select Create Assessment.

Step 2: Select Bubble Sheet, and fill in the Assessment Name, Type, and Grading Scale.

  • Note: The grading scale for the assessment will be locked, but you can clone the assessment to change the grading scale from points to non-points and non-points to non-points.

Step 3: Adding Questions

Please see below for information regarding each numbered location on the image above.

1: Answer Options - Adjust the number of answer options (if needed). PLEASE NOTE - 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.

  • If you are using a standards-based grading scale, you will not be able to edit the number of answer options.
  • The number of Answer Options will depend on the scale you are using. For example, if you are using a scale that has 4 levels: Mastery, Near Mastery, Approaching Mastery, and Not at Mastery, there will be 4 answer options, labeled 0, 1, 2, and 3. This cannot be adjusted.

2: Multiple Choice Question - Identify the correct answer(s) for the question by selecting the appropriate bubble.

  • You can have more than one correct answer for a question.
  • The letter choices are unable to be customized at this time.

3: Point Value - identify the number of points the question is worth (point-based grading scale only).

4: Rubric Question - the bubbles represent the options for point values or mastery levels.

5: Edit - You can edit the point values or work space by clicking Edit.

6: Link Standard - Select this button to link a standard(s) to the question.

  • Click through the menus until you have reached the desired standard
  • Check the box next to any standard you'd like to add to that item
  • Select Link Standards at the bottom right-hand corner

7: Selecting the X will delete the question.

8: Add additional questions.



  • How do rubric questions work? Rubric questions in Bubble Sheet assessments are used when students need to complete a short-answer type of questions. This article contains more information on rubric questions in Bubble Sheet assessments.
  • How do I re-order the questions? Currently, you are unable to re-order the questions. However, you are able to adjust the answer to each question, without needing to re-order. This article will describe the options for editing Bubble Sheet assessments.
  • Can I customize the letters or numbers that appear as answer options? For example, I want to use E, F, G, and H instead of A, B, C, and D. Currently, answer options are unable to be customized.
  • What if I need to change an answer after it has already been graded? You can change the correct answer to a question at any time. If you've already scanned and graded student forms, you'll have to rescan them for the scoring to adjust. This article contains more information on making answer key edits.
  • How do I unlink a standard? You can unlink a standard by selecting the current standard, then choosing a new one to link. This article contains more information regarding edit standards.


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