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Assessment for scanned exams

When the exams have been scanned into Canvas, those who are to do the assessment work need to decide on a procedure for handling assessment and on how the assessment is to be presented to the students. It is possible to mimic the process used for paper exams in many ways, but it is also possible to use the digitisation to develop the clarity and automate the summation.

The function KTH Import Exams  means that you do not have to handle the piles of paper after the exam, but this does not mean that the exam format has been digitalised, which means that the assessment may work similar to how the paper exams are usually handled. An example of this is how the result of the assessment is best documented or presented. In the scanning process, it is not possible to divide the exam so that an assignment in Canvas corresponds to an assignment in the exam. Therefore every teacher who assesses in a course needs to decide how the partial points, points for each exam assignment, should be noted.

Using SpeedGrader in Canvas

In Canvas, it is possible to enter results in both the Gradebook  and in SpeedGrader . The functions are linked to each other and it is intended that in SpeedGrader you see the students' information and assess, while in the Gradebook you see an overview and can make adjustments if needed. Adjustments may for example be needed when a complementary examination has changed the student's results. If you are unsure about how SpeedGrader works, there is a helpful guide: Assess documents in Canvas .

Assess at the same time

In SpeedGrader, it is possible for several teachers to assess the same student's assignment at the same time, notes can be made and saved in parallel. This does not affect how the assessment is to be carried out for scanned exams, so each teacher can assess when it is best suited without worrying about whether another teacher is sitting and assessing another part at the same time.

Assessing at the same time in SpeedGrader with a rubric for outcomes

Note that if you have chosen to add a rubric with outcomes for the assessment in SpeedGrader, only one teacher at a time can handle the students' rubrics. The assessment rubrics are saved with the save button, but the page must be reloaded in the browser in order to be updated. Anyone who writes in a rubric without first updating the page will delete everyone else's notes in the rubric. Updating the page takes different amounts of time depending on how many students need to be assessed, which means that it is not always a sustainable way of working. The recommendation is that you and assessing colleagues decide the time when each person can edit the students' rubrics.

Assessing with SpeedGrader's other notation tools works for co-assessment at the same time.

Note points in different ways

Points for the entire exam and partial points can be noted in different ways in SpeedGrader, choose the method that best suits your course. An assignment in Canvas can be assessed in four different independent places.

It is possible to:

Read more about using the alternatives on the page Manage results with Canvas .

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