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ExamScan is the LSA and ITS service where hand-written problem-based exams on 8.5x11 sized paper are scanned after they have been graded and are returned electronically to the students through MBox. It does not create bubble test forms. Please note that ExamScan is not integrated with Canvas.
ExanScan is especially useful for large classes. Last year over 575,000 pages were scanned and returned through Mbox!
Faculty continue to be pleased with the program and students appreciate the speed and ease of direct electronic delivery.
Setup and Registration
For Each Exam
Formatting Exams for ExamScan
Using U-M Box (Instructors)
Using U-M Box (Students)
LSA covers the fees for ExamScan centrally. LSA faculty should contact Crinn Fairbanks at:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact LSA Instructional Support Services (email@example.com ) for more information!
Instructors have found ExamScan saves them an average of 2.0 hours of effort per exam per instructor for an aggregate savings of 500-1000 hours per term.
Administrative and logistical
Enhanced Learning Opportunities
**Contact LSA Instructional Support Services (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information!
How long will it take for exams to be scanned?
After I review the exam scans, can I schedule with you when you release them to my students?
I don’t want my students to get an email from you when the exams are released. Can I request that?
Can students access their scanned exams inside Canvas?
Can you scan exams double-sided?
I want to split up my students according to their individual sections and have the GSIs only be able to see their own student exams. Is that possible?
I absolutely LOVE every aspect and implication of this system!!!!
--John Montgomery, Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Medicinal or Synthetic Chemistry
This is quicker and makes re-grades easier. There’s no distrust from professors that the exam may have been altered since it all scanned.
--Student in WN16 class using ExamScan.
It is amazing!!!!!! SO much easier to grade & re-grade & return exams.
--Anne McNeil, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science.
Exam Scan is an amazing service…Instructors have the ability to see any of [our] 2000+ exams, …[and] have good conversations with students as they review their exams and have questions about how to better understand a concept/questions.
--Brenda K. Gunderson, Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Our ability to give high level, literature-based, data-driven examinations in these large, introductory classes is a hallmark, signature pedagogy for organic chemistry at U-M that is widely recognized. As we remind the future physicians when we rail against multiple choice exams: your patients will not come to you with the 4 choices of which ailment they have, you will be required to actually think and ponder.
Thanks to the responsiveness of our IT group, we have been piloting [ExamScan]. . . The system has worked at 100.00% perfection. . . . I wish that giving real examinations was not such a niche activity at the large, introductory level, but it is at least possible that by adding this form of security, others who default to multiple choice might be willing to consider more generative, open-ended, constructed answers for their assessments.
--Brian P. Coppola, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Chair of Chemistry
ExamScan is for instructors who are not using online exam or assignment formats.
For more information, or general questions please contact email@example.com
To submit a request to register a course for the ExamScan Service, email ITS-Exam-Scanning-Support@umich.edu