Q: I heard the we have a new testing scanning solution here at Calvin. Can you tell me more about it?
A: Yes, that's correct. After many months of soliciting input and identifying/researching/testing potential solutions, CIT has selected and purchased the Remark Office OMR software from Gravic. This software is used by many colleges and universities. In fact, it's the same software that Calvin uses to process almost 20,000 evaluations each year. This solution not only provides a deeper set of functionality than the former Scantron-based solution, but it also saves money. For example, you no longer need to use specially-ordered/pre-printed forms; you can use the same everyday paper that you normally use at your department's Multi-Function Device (MFD).
Q: Does the T&L Digital Studio still offer the options of faculty dropping the tests off at the Studio as well as faculty grading their own exams?
A: Yes, those 2 methods are still available with the new Remark Office OMR Software from Gravic:
Q: Which method should I use?
A: The answer depends upon your preferences, your time, and which criteria is most important to you:
Choose whichever method most appeals to you. Or you could try one and then the other.
Q: What's the process if I want to run my own reports?
Q: What reports can I run with the new Remark Office OMR Software from Gravic?
A: The following reports are available with the new software:
Update as of February 2014:
Calvin College is now using the Gravic Remark Office OMR software!
- The ability to print out the appropriate test sheets within your own department to normal, multipurpose paper (i.e. you no longer have to obtain those specialized, more expensive bubble sheets from CIT)
- The ability to scan the completed exams using a MultiFunction Device (MFD) within your own department and either grade the exams yourself in the T&L Digital Studio (HL121) or you can forward the file over to the T&L Digital Studio for grading
- Calvin realizes significant cost savings by no longer having to purchase specialized paper and from not having to purchase insurance for the Scantrons