Akindi - Using Akindi in Canvas

This document will give instructions about how to move grades from Akindi to D2L.

What is Akindi

Akindi is an assessment software that allows you to create and grade bubble sheets using any regular printer or scanner. Once launched in Canvas, Akindi will automatically sync your course and class roster.

Add Akindi to your course navigation in Canvas

Select the course in Canvas in which you want to add Akindi.

  1. On the Home page, click the Settings link.
  2. Click the Navigation tab and scroll down the list.
  3. Click the Akindi option and click the option menu (three dots) and Enable. Save.
  4. Click Akindi on the course menu. Then click Launch Akindi. Akindi will open in a new tab.

Create an Akindi Assessment

Use the following guides to learn how to create an Akindi assessment, answer key, and about printing test sheets.


Export grades to D2L

  1. Complete the steps as a Canvas user would except do not hit the 'Send Grades to Canvas' button in Akindi.
    1. Setup Akindi in Canvas for your course(s)
    2. Use Akindi to Create a key, print bubble sheets, and import completed sheets for scoring
  2. Navigate to the Results page of an assessment.
  3. Click Actions>Download CSV and click Download (instead of clicking 'Send Grades to Canvas'). Download.
  4. In D2L, go to Grades > Export.
  5. Select Org Defined ID.
  6. Select Points Grade.
  7. Select Last Name and First Name.
  8. Select the Grade Item for the quiz/exam.
  9. Click Export to CSV.
  10. Download the file from the popup window that D2L generates. 
  11. Copy the “Mark (out of X)” column from the Akindi CSV file starting with the first student’s grade.
    • This column represents the final point value grade for each student on this assignment. The rest of the information in the file can be disregarded for this process.
  12. Paste this information into the corresponding blanks in the “------- Points Grade” column in the D2L CSV file.
    • Best practice is to compare student names from the Akindi file with the D2L file to ensure that the right grades are getting to the right students.
This image shows the location of the cells from the Akindi CSV file that should be copied into the D2L file.
Akindi File
Shows the Cells where grades need to be pasted in a D2L assignment export file.
D2L file
  1. Save the file.
  2. In D2L, go to Grades > Import.
  3. Select Browse.
  4. Select the File.
  5. Continue through the prompts to complete the Import.

Keywords:D2L, Akindi, Upload   Doc ID:86158
Owner:Jared O.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2018-10-01 11:34 CSTUpdated:2018-10-16 11:11 CST
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