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Akindi Bubble Sheet Training

Learn how to implement the paper-based assessments

As we return to the physical classroom, many faculty are planning to employ paper-based assessments during their synchronous class sessions. Akindi is UMBC's tool whereby faculty download bubble sheets, print them from any local printer, and scan results into any local scanner. These sessions will review all of the administrative functions to properly deploy paper-based assessments. 

Trainings from Akindi will be offered on:

Note: Faculty only need to attend one of the above sessions; the sessions are repetitive. 


By the end of this session, faculty should be able to:
  • Create an Akindi assessment in their Blackboard course shell
  • Add an answer key to an assessment
  • Generate, download, and print PDF Akindi bubble sheets for distribution. 
  • Upload completed bubble sheets into an Akindi assessment 
  • Mitigate errors and flags from assessments that may need manual review (e.g., bubbling two responses, missing ID).
  • Locate the scores of Akindi assessments in Blackboard
  • Review bubble sheet analytics 
  • Return the scanned, electronic bubble sheet to students

To RSVP for the event, please click “Going” on the corresponding myUMBC event (linked above) and be sure to add the event to your calendar!

Next Steps

Follow our Instructional Technology myUMBC group to stay up-to-date when training dates will be announced. Until then, instructors can:

Posted: August 25, 2022, 10:01 AM