UT Optical Mark Recognition Grade Upload

What Can I Use It For?

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UT Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Grade Upload tool is used to upload grades produced from optical mark recognition software such as Remark Office and OpScan in to the Quercus Gradebook.

Special Notes

Note: The UT OMR tool cannot be used to upload grades or comments for group assignments.

Comment Upload: The Excel or CSV file may also include a column for comments for each student’s grade (optional). The comment upload feature is currently in beta.

Restricted Access:

Instructors or course staff who are restricted to interact with their own sections will only be able to select the assignments available for their sections.

The newly created assignment is assigned to everyone in the course. Instructors and course staff who are restricted to interact with their own sections will only be able to upload grades for the students enrolled in their own sections.

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Cost
Centrally Funded

How to Get Started

UT Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Grade Upload tool is used to upload grades produced from optical mark recognition software such as Remark Office and OpScan in to the Quercus Gradebook.

Instructions

  • Access the Tool

    Access the Tool

    The UT OMR Grade Upload is available for all Quercus courses and is only accessible to TeacherTACourse Staff, and Grader roles.

    The link to the tool needs to be made visible in the Course Navigation Menu.

    1. In your Course Navigation Menu, click Settings.
    2. From the tabs at the top, click Navigation.
    3. Click and drag UT OMR Grade Upload up from the bottom list of hidden navigation items to the top list of visible items. Place it where you would like it to appear in the course menu.
    4. Click Save at the bottom.
  • Upload Grades

    Upload Grades

    An Excel or CSV file can be used to upload grades to the Gradebook. The file must include:

    • a column for grades
    • a column for student numbers or UTORids

     

    Comment Upload: The Excel or CSV file may also include a column for comments for each student’s grade (optional). The comment upload feature is currently in beta.

     

      1. Click UT OMR Grade Upload from the Course Navigation Menu.
      2. Click Choose File to select your Excel or CSV file
      3. If your file does not contain a header row, deselect File contains column headings.
      4. Click Upload GradesUTOMR-1.png
      5. Select whether you want to Upload grades for an existing assignment or Create a new assignment and upload grades.
      6. A) Upload grades for an existing assignment
        If you have chosen to use an existing assignment, select the desired assignment from the drop-down menu.

        Instructors or course staff who are restricted to interact with their own sections will only be able to select the assignments available for their sections.

        Existing Assignment

        B) Create a new assignment and upload grades
        If you have chosen to create a new assignment, type in the New assignment name, select the Assignment grading type from the drop-down menu, and enter the Points possible for the assignment.

        The newly created assignment is assigned to everyone in the course. Instructors and course staff who are restricted to interact with their own sections will only be able to upload grades for the students enrolled in their own sections.

        New Assignment

      7. From the drop-down menus below, select Student Number or UTORid for the column that contains the student identifier.
        NOTE: If the file contains more than one column of student identifiers, you can only select a single column as the identifier (either Student Number or UTORid).
      8. From the drop-down menus, select Grade for the column that contains grades.
      9. If your file contains a column for comments, select Comment for the column that contains the comments you wish to upload.
        NOTE: The comment upload feature is currently in beta.
      10. Leave any extra, unused columns set as the default option (blank).
      11. Click Update Grades.OMR Columns

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