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
Creating a Bubble Sheet
Step 1: In your Assessments module, select Create Assessment.
Step 2: Select Bubble Sheet, and fill in the Assessment Name, Type, and Grading Scale.
❗ 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.
There are two types of questions for Bubble Sheet Assessments:
Once you select the type of question, it will instantly generate.
The rest of this article is broken down into the following sections:
Choose the Number of Answer Options (points-based assessments only)
Working Example - see how a Bubble Sheet was created from a real paper-based assessment.
Choose the Number of Answer Options
Points based assessments only
This number plays a role for both multiple choice and rubric questions. 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.
Step 1: Select Link Standard on any question on the Bubble Sheet assessment.
Step 2: Choose a standards folder.
Step 3: Once you've located the desired standard(s), check the box next to it (you can add more than one at a time).
Step 4: Select Link Standards at the bottom right hand corner.
Multiple Choice Questions
Multiple choice questions on a bubble sheet will always be created using the uppercase alphabet, beginning with A. 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.
❓ What if I have some questions that have two options (like True/False), others that have four options A-D, and others that have more than that, like 5 options A-E? Go with the highest number of options. In this situation, you'll want to go with 5 options. See the working example further in this article for more explanation.
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.
Editing the Point Values or Allotted Work Space
Editing the Allotted Work Space
This section will show how each of the questions on this example paper-based assessment will look on a bubble sheet assessment.
➡️ Number of Answer Options
➡️ Question 1
➡️ Question 2
➡️ Question 3
➡️ Question 4
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.