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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.

Co-assessment risks deleting others notes

Only one teacher at a time should manage a student’s rubric in an assignment, otherwise you risk overwriting the content. When you edit and save a rubric, your colleagues must reload the page to see the updated rubric. The one writing in a rubric, without first updating the page, will delete everyone else’s notes in the rubric since they are saving an old version of the rubric.

We recommend that you and your colleagues set a time for when each person can edit the rubrics for a specific assignment. This is because it is often clunky and unsustainable to reload the page before each edit.

However, co-assessment works with SpeedGrader’s other tools, for example annotations or assessment comments.

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 and partial score in Canvas .

Contact and support for examination

Do you have questions about examination? There are contact persons for planning and coordinating examinations at each school, and you can also get help with digital arrangements from E-learning.

Contacts for examination