Using Crowdmark at UTM

Before you begin, please note:

UTM Crowdmark requests for Fall 2022 semester needed to be entered into the UTM Office of the Registrar Course Information Syllabus System (CISS) before the first class of the Fall 2022 semester. Please enter one entry per course section (as there may be different instructors teaching various sections).

UTM Instructors who require assistance with Crowdmark are asked to

NOTE:  This process is for University of Toronto Mississauga instructors.  All other instructors are asked to consult with their divisional support for assistance with Crowdmark - https://teaching.utoronto.ca/resources/divisional-support-contacts/ 

 

  1. What is Crowdmark? 
  2. How to request Crowdmark Access
    a. Using Crowdmark for final exams
    b. Scanning Crowdmark Administered Assessments 
  3. How to configure the Crowdmark integration with Quercus
    a. How to sign into Crowdmark
    b. How to import a Quercus course to Crowdmark
    c. Importing and Synchronizing the Quercus Roster in Crowdmark
    d. How to add team members to Crowdmark
  4. How to use Crowdmark
    a. How to create a Crowdmark assessment
    b. How to distribute a Crowdmark (Assigned) assessment
  5. Accessibility Accommodations
  6. Crowdmark Resources

 

What is Crowdmark 

Crowdmark is a platform that can be used to support collaborative online grading and analytics for students tests, quizzes, and exams.  Currently, the University of Toronto has an agreement with Crowdmark that allows instructors to access this tool through Quercus. 

How to Request Crowdmark Access

Please note:

UTM Crowdmark requests for Fall 2022 semester needed to be entered into the UTM Office of the Registrar Course Information Syllabus System (CISS) before the first class of the Fall 2022 semester. Please enter one entry per course section (as there may be different instructors teaching various sections).

UTM Instructors who require assistance with Crowdmark are asked to

NOTE:  This process is for University of Toronto Mississauga instructors.  All other instructors are asked to consult with their divisional support for assistance with Crowdmark - https://teaching.utoronto.ca/resources/divisional-support-contacts/ 

Using Crowdmark for Final Exams 

Instructors indicating that they will be holding a final exam in CISS are able to request the use of Crowdmark for their final exam. All requests for a Crowdmark final exam should be indicated in the U. of T. Mississauga Office of the Registrar CISS and will be subject to approval by the Dean's Office.

In all cases, Crowdmark exams cannot have a non-Crowdmark scantron (or any other non-Crowdmark exam component).

After grading is completed instructors would,

Scanning Crowdmark Administered Assessments

If you are using an Administered assessment, then all assessment scanning must be conducted in-house in order to comply with security and FIPPA issues. Crowdmark assessments should not be sent to external organizations for processing. If you do not have access to scanning equipment in your unit, you may wish to contact the UTM Print Shop.  

 

How to configure the Crowdmark integration with Quercus

a. How to sign into Crowdmark
b. How to import a Quercus course to Crowdmark
c. Importing and Synchronizing the Quercus Roster in Crowdmark
d. How to add team members to Crowdmark

How to use Crowdmark

How to create a Crowdmark Assessment

NOTES: 

  • Currently Crowdmark accepts PDFJPG, and PNG files. The size limit is 12 MB per JPG or PNG file and 25 MB per PDF file.
  • If you’ve completed the assignment in Word, Google Docs, or a similar program, it is recommended to save your work in PDF format (Crowdmark doesn’t accept .docx files).
  • If you’ve completed your assignment on paper, you can scan it using a scanner or take photos of your work using your mobile phone camera. A scanner app can help you take clearer photos of your work.

Source (Crowdmark, 2020):  https://crowdmark.com/help/completing-and-submitting-an-assignment/ 

Crowdmark offers two types of assessment workflows: 1. Administered and 2. Assigned. 
 

1. Administered Assessments

Administered assessments are used for situations where students are completing assessments in person.

Administered assessment allows instructors to create paper exams or assignments that are written by students and then scanned into Crowdmark for evaluation.  
More information on Administered Assessments can be found at the link provided below.
https://crowdmark.com/help/categories/administered-assessments/

2. Assigned Assessments

Assigned assessments are used for situations where students are completing assessments remotely.

Assigned assessment allows instructors to deliver homework or assignments to students electronically with a due date and also provides students with methods to upload their completed work for evaluation on Crowdmark.
More information on Assigned Assessments can be found at the link provided below.
https://crowdmark.com/help/categories/assigned-assessments/

Additional Resources:

Crowdmark.  (2020).  Accommodation options for assigned assessments.  Retrieved 2020 November 4 from https://crowdmark.com/help/accommodation-options-for-assigned-assessments/.

U. of T. Faculty of Engineering.  (2020).  How can I submit handwritten (or paper-based) work?  Retrieved 2020 October 21 from https://ito-engineering.screenstepslive.com/s/ito_fase/m/quercus_student_guides/l/1222974-how-can-i-submit-handwritten-or-paper-based-work.

How to distribute a Crowdmark (Assigned) Assessment

Instructions for distributing an Assigned Crowdmark assignment can be found at the link provided below.
https://crowdmark.com/help/distributing-an-assignment-at-a-scheduled-time/

Accessibility Accommodations

Please note that Accessibility Accommodations can be set up based on information received from Accessibility Services (UTM) and the accommodation setup steps are provided - https://crowdmark.com/help/accommodation-options-for-assigned-assessments/ 

Crowdmark Resources

Information for Students

Crowdmark instructions for students can be found at the link provided below.
https://library.utm.utoronto.ca/students/canvas/crowdmark

Additional information on the Crowdmark Quercus integration can be found on the Quercus Support Resources at the link provided below.
https://teaching.utoronto.ca/tool-guides/crowdmark/

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