Test Scanning

Instructional Development supports faculty who want to conduct in-person multiple choice and/or short answer exams using GradeScope. You'll create your exam as usual, download the Gradescope bubble sheet template and print it with the exam to distribute to students.

When students have finished their exams, you scan the tests and/or bubble sheets using any scanner that can create PDFs, or make an appointment with our test scanning office. Once scanned, you upload the PDFs to Gradescope’s online interface for automatic scoring. After scoring, Gradescope produces analysis and allows for regrading, commenting, and one click posting of scores to the Canvas gradebook.

For help with getting started with Bubble Sheet Exams in Gradescope, use these Step by Step instructions/Workflow (text and video). UCSB also supports your use of GradeScope with 1:1 help, contact the ID helpdesk at help@id.ucsb.edu for assistance.


Make a Test Scanning Appointment

The Test Scanning office is in Kerr 1124, and you must have an appointment to use the scanners and industrial paper cutter (to cut the staples off of the exams before scanning them). Please email id-test-scoring@ucsb.edu or 805-893-4278 to make an appointment.