Akindi - Video Tutorials ~5 minutes
These videos give a walkthrough of how to set up and use Akindi for scoring paper-based quizzes and exams.
**You will need to access Akindi through Canvas whether you are teaching your course in Canvas or D2L.**
1. Follow this first video to access your course in Canvas (the Eagle Help Desk course is just an example) and add Akindi to the navigation pane for that course.
When launching Akindi, you will be prompted to authorize the application for your course. You can allow this application.
2. Once you have set up Akindi for your course, you can follow the next video to create an assessment.
It is recommended to use pre-filled bubble sheets. If you opt to use blank bubble sheets, students will need to know their Akindi ID (Akindi - Finding Your Akindi ID). *The Akindi ID is different from their Student ID*
When choosing a format, choose either 50 or 100 so that the format is greater than or equal to the number of questions in your exam. Blank questions on the key will be ignored.
After the assessment is created, you will print the custom bubble sheets and distribute them to your class.
3. Once the exam is completed by students, you will use scan-to-email from any scanner to score the exams.
You can send the scanned documents directly to the Akindi service by using your unique @uploads.akindi.com email address found on your Akindi page,
or you can send them to your regular @uwlax.edu account and upload the PDF to the Akindi page.
This action will begin the scoring process and is shown in the next video.
4. Now that your assessment has been scored, you can correct any exceptions, view the results, download the results to a CSV (Excel) file, and much more.
The next video explores some of these options.
If you're using Canvas, you can click the 'Send Grades to Canvas' button in Akindi. This will allow you to create a new gradebook column or insert the scores into an existing gradebook column.
If you need to upload the CSV to D2L, you will need to follow the steps in this article: Akindi - Export Grades to D2L, you can also just add the scores to D2L manually if you prefer.