GradeCam for Edusoft

GradeCam for Edusoft
GradeCam for Edusoft
User Manual
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GradeCam for Edusoft User Manual v01
Contents
What is GradeCam? ................................................................................................................................. 3
Installing the GradeCam Plug-in ............................................................................................................... 4
Choosing Your Camera Settings ............................................................................................................... 7
Managing GradeBook Settings ................................................................................................................. 8
Creating a GradeCam Assessment ............................................................................................................ 9
Print GradeCam Answer Sheet ............................................................................................................... 13
Resolve and Align a GradeCam Assessment ........................................................................................... 15
Administering an Assessment with GradeCam in Edusoft ...................................................................... 16
Editing a GradeCam Assessment ............................................................................................................ 18
Editing an Incorrect Answer Selection .................................................................................................... 19
Using GradeCam to Enter Scores into an Electronic Gradebook............................................................. 20
GradeCam Student View ........................................................................................................................ 21
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What is GradeCam?
GradeCam is a feature that has been integrated in Edusoft that allows classroom teachers
equipped with the proper camera accessory to instantly scan and grade multiple-choice
assessments. The student responses are immediately available for transmission into Edusoft for
scoring and reporting.
Features
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Create assessments with GradeCam and save them to Edusoft
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Use a web or document camera to immediately capture student responses.
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Use GradeCam to copy and paste scores or grades into a third-party gradebook.
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Provide students immediate feedback by allowing students to scan their own
assignments or assessments using Student View.
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Create and print answer forms on plain paper.
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Create a generic answer document and laminate it for use all year long.
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Installing the GradeCam Plug-in
Review the information in the following subsections and take all necessary actions BEFORE you begin
the installation procedure
Before you begin....
GradeCam must be enabled for your district and school. If GradeCam has not been enabled,
you will not see the option to download the plug-in, and you will not see the links to create or
print a GradeCam assessment.
You must have the ability to download and install software on your computer. If you don't have
rights to download and install software, the GradeCam plug-in may need to be installed by your
system administrator.
Recommended Best Practices
Before installing the GradeCam plug-in, install any necessary drivers for your web or document
camera, then connect your camera and turn it on.
Notes:
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Your camera may not work with GradeCam if multiple tabs, including other camera
applications, are open (i.e., Gmail).
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If you have problems installing the GradeCam plug-in, try closing all open browsers, and
then download through a browser with a single tab open.
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If your camera does not load, try clearing your browser's cache. (For instructions on
clearing the web browser cache for your specific version or browser, search your
browser's Help menu for "clear cache". After clearing your browser's cache, exit or quit
your browser completely before attempting to access the site again.)
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Installation Procedure
Follow these steps to download and install the plug-in from the Edusoft interface:
1. Login to Edusoft as a TEACHER.
a. Click the Edusoft Admin tab
b. In the GradeCam Settings subsection, click Download/Test GradeCam
Plugin (refer to the screen capture below).
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The GradeCam website opens in a separate window
(refer to the screen capture below).
2. On the GradeCam website, under Install GradeCam, click the Download button
(refer to the screen capture below).
Note: A green check mark appears next to each step as it is completed.
3.
Install the GradeCam plug-in by running the executable (.exe) file. In the dialog box
which appears, click Run (refer to the screen capture below).
4. An on-screen notification will confirm that the plug-in has installed; you then have
the option to return to the GradeCam webpage to print and scan a test page.
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Choosing Your Camera Settings
Use this function to configure your camera before scanning answer documents with GradeCam.
If you have multiple camera drivers installed on your computer, use the Select Camera
dropdown menu to choose from the available cameras. Configure your camera before scanning
answer documents with GradeCam; the camera image must be right-side up to scan (refer to
the screen capture below).
To flip the image that appears in the camera window, simply click the Flip Image checkbox.
To save your changes, click Save.
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Managing GradeBook Settings
GradeCam scores can be transferred to your electronic gradebook.
You may find that you need to adjust some default settings to match those of your gradebook;
The Edusoft link “GradeBook Settings” allows you to access GradeCam settings, and customize
them to match your electronic gradebook.
GradeBook settings are accessed from the Admin tab of the Edusoft webpage; in the
GradeCam Settings subsection of the menu, click GradeBook Settings (refer to the screen
capture below).
The GradeBook Settings dialog box appears (refer to the screen capture below).
The following options can be set:
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Name Sorting: Name order on the GradeCam scan page (set to match the order of the
names in your gradebook).
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HotKey: A “hot” key (default is F8) to transfer grades to your gradebook.
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Speed: Speed of transfer.
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Return Key: A “return key” to advance to the next line.
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Missing Assignments: Decide handling of missed assignments (skip or assign zero).
Note for MAC users: The function keys on your system must be set to operate as normal
function keys. On Mac platforms, you may need to check the system settings for the keyboard.
Some keyboards may have a function-key lock that introduces special behavior; if you have
problems with gradebook entries, check your function-key settings.
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Creating a GradeCam Assessment
In Edusoft, the Create New GradeCam Assessment link is available on both the Teacher Tools
tab and the Benchmark Exam tab, in the GradeCam Resources subsection (refer to the screen
capture below).
Note: You must be logged in as a teacher to use GradeCam; if you are not logged in as a
teacher, you will not see the GradeCam options.
Follow these steps to create a GradeCam Assessment:
1. In the GradeCam Resources subsection of either the Teacher Tools or the
Benchmark Exam tab, click Create New GradeCam Assessment; the Create
GradeCam Assessment dialog box appears (refer to the screen capture below).
Enter the general test information, and then click the Continue button. If you
checked the Align to Standards box, the Align a Test dialog box appears (refer to
the screen capture below). If the user does not click the Align to Standards
checkbox, skip to step 8.
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2. Navigate to the appropriate standards folders and select the standards using the
dropdown menus, then click the Continue button. The dialog box reflects your
entries and selections, and provides Properties checkboxes for options.
3. Review the entries and the Properties options, then click the Continue button. A
Choose standards category dialog box is presented, with dropdown selection
options (refer to the screen capture below).
4. Choose the appropriate selections and click the Continue button; the Choose
Specific Standards dropdown then appears (refer to the screen capture below).
5. Select the specific standards and click the Continue button; a confirmation message
appears (refer to the screen capture below).
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6. Review the confirmation and either click Add More Standards, or click the
Continue button. The Start a section dialog box appears (refer to the screen
capture below).
7. Default values are entered for the Section Name, and values for the number of
questions has already been determined, as well as the question type. Select the
number of possible choices, and the default value for each question, and then click
the Continue button. The dialog box displays the list of questions in the section, the
standards with which the questions are aligned (or dropdown selection menus), and
the possible correct answers for the assessment.
8. Enter the correct answer for each of the questions, and then click the Continue
button. The Assessment (or, answer sheet) is displayed for review (refer to the
screen capture below).
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9. At this point, clicking the Step 2: Scan bar in the graphic (or, the Next box on the
right-hand edge of the screen) will display the Student List. Scanning of the
students’ test answer sheets can begin immediately.
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Print GradeCam Answer Sheet
In Edusoft, the Print GradeCam Answer Sheet link is available on both the Teacher Tools tab
and the Benchmark Exam tab, in the GradeCam Resources subsection (refer to the screen
capture below).
The Print GradeCam Answer Sheet feature can be used to print a single GradeCam answer
sheet (to create an answer key), or answer sheets for an entire class of students (to administer
the test).
1. Click the Print GradeCam Answer Sheet link; the Print GradeCam Answer Sheets
dialog box appears (refer to the screen capture below).
2. Select the number of questions using the dropdown menu.
3. To modify the number of student ID digits for the form, click the
the Form Settings dialog box (refer to the screen capture below).
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4. Click the “+” box to open the Advanced Options dialog box. Options are available to:
a. Create alternating answer choices “Odd” and “Even” rows.
b. Change the font size.
5. Choose to either print a blank form (to create an answer key), or to print blank
answer sheets for the class. To print answer sheets with pre-filled student names
and IDs, from the dropdown menu, select a class.
6. Click the Print button to print your selection.
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Resolve and Align a GradeCam Assessment
In Edusoft, the Resolve and Align a GradeCam Assessment link is available on both the
Teacher Tools tab and the Benchmark Exam tab, in the GradeCam Resources subsection
(refer to the screen capture below).
1. Click on Either the Teacher Tools or Benchmark Tab
2. Click on the Resolve and Align Existing GradeCam Test. You will see all unresolved
GradeCam Test that you have scanned in within the last 72 hours. (refer to the screen
capture below
3. Click the radio button for the desired test, then click the Resolve Button. The user will then
need to follow steps 2-7 listed in the “Creating a GradeCam Assessment” section of this
manual, to resolve and align an assessment by assigning standards to the questions. Note:
Users cannot change the default point value for each question while resolving and aligning
a GradeCam Assessment. The user must resolve and align the assessment first, then they
can go in and edit the point value for each question through the standard Edusoft Edit
Assessment flow.
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Administering an Assessment with GradeCam in Edusoft
Follow these steps to Administer an assessment using GradeCam:
1. Locate and open the Assessment page from the Benchmark or Teacher Tools Tab
and click the “View Details” button.
2. Click the Print GC Answer Sheets Button from the Test Details Page (refer to the
screen capture below)
The answer key and scan window is displayed(refer to the screen capture below).
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3. In the upper-right corner of the answer key, click the Forms box
(refer to the screen capture below).
4. In the dialog box which appears, choose a class for which to print answer sheets;
optionally, select the sheets to be pre-populated with the student name and ID.
5. Click Print, and then close the print window to return to the answer sheet.
6. Click Scan (refer to the screen capture below); the student list is displayed.
7. From the dropdown list, select the class.
8. Place the first student answer sheet in the camera view, and wait for the
confirmation tone; continue scanning answer sheets until the class is complete.
9. When you have completed scanning, click Next or Summary. The GradeCam Item
Analysis report is displayed, summarizing how students responded to each question
(refer to the screen capture below).
10. Click Done.
The scanned results will be reflected in the Edusoft Application.
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Editing a GradeCam Assessment
You can edit an assessment created in GradeCam or one that has been enabled for GradeCam.
The Standard Edusoft Assessment Editing rules will apply
Note: not all fields can be edited.
Changes you cannot make:
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Add sections.
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Add questions or change the question type, or label.
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Delete questions.
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Move questions.
Follow these steps to edit the assessment:
1. Search for and open the assessment overview.
Select Edit Assessment; the Edit Answer Sheet Assessment page opens.
2. Make the desired changes.
3. Click Save Changes.
The answer key and point values can be edited in GradeCam.
Follow these steps to edit the answer key or “point value"
1. From the Assessment Overview page, follow the link for Assessment Options.
Click the link Begin scanning with GradeCam; the GradeCam answer key is
displayed (refer to the screen capture below).
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Click the bubble to deselect the original answer choice.
Click the bubble to select the new answer choice.
Type in the new point value (if desired).
Click Next.
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Editing an Incorrect Answer Selection
You can edit an incorrect answer selection in an answer key after scanning your student
responses.
Update and then re-scan the answer key to change incorrect answer(s); the new answer
selections will override the earlier answer choices. The students’ raw score and
percentage-correct values will also be updated, reflecting the answer key rescan.
The assessment will be scored based on the updated and re-scanned answer key (and the
number of points assigned per question).
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Using GradeCam to Enter Scores into an Electronic Gradebook
GradeCam will transfer scores for the student answer sheets you have scanned into your
electronic gradebook.
Follow these steps to transfer scores from GradeCam to your gradebook:
1. Open your gradebook and create an assignment.
2. In your gradebook. Position your cursor at the top of the assignment column in the
cell where you would enter a score for the first student listed in your gradebook.
3. Press F8 on the keyboard.
4. GradeCam will enter scores for the students whose tests you have scanned.
If you need to change GradeCam's defaults, navigate to Admin Tab, then click on the
Gradebook Settings Link under GradeCam Settings.
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GradeCam Student View
Selecting Student View allows students to scan their own answer documents.
Note: Selecting Student View displays the student scoresheet within the Edusoft application.
While students are reviewing their own answer documents, ensure they don’t click Edusoft
navigation features, and after they review their own performance, they then walk away, rather
than linger to view other students’ performance.
Follow these steps to use Student View.
1. In the Scan window, click the Student View box (refer to the screen capture below).
2. Have the student place his/her document in the camera viewing area.
3. Tell the students to wait to hear a confirmation sound, indicating that the
assessment has scanned. After scanning the answer document, each student can
view the number of questions he/she answered correctly, as well as the number
missed, and the percentage correct.
4. To exit Student View, press the Escape key on the keyboard.
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