November 17, 2017

Using the Adobe Mobile Scanning Apps and Remark Test Grading Cloud to Grade Multiple Choice Tests

Grading tests with your phone using the Adobe Scan Apps and Remark Test Grading Cloud We are periodically asked about using mobile phones as scanners for our Remark Office OMR and Remark Test Grading solutions. Because these solutions read image files to automate your data collection process from your paper forms, you can use anything that can create a suitable image (PDF, TIFF, PCX, JPG, BMP, JPEG, PNG, DCX) for processing. Scanning devices include: image scanners, multi-function printers, mobile scanning apps and anything else that can create a suitable image. For this blog post, we explored using the Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Scan apps with our Remark Test Grading Cloud solution. We thought these apps could provide an easy scanning solution for busy teachers that may not always be near a scanner or multi-function printer. In addition, Remark Test Grading Cloud provides additional features that can simplify this process, including the ability to email completed test images to the cloud for grading and being able to send test grading reports to a teacher's email.

We can proudly say that using the Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Scan apps, teachers can grade tests and get reports sent to their email without even touching their computers! Both Adobe mobile scanning apps allow you to generate PDFs using your smartphone’s camera, which can then be graded by Remark Test Grading Cloud. Using the Grade-By-Email functionality of Remark Test Grading Cloud, the completed test PDFs are automatically discovered and graded on the cloud, which can be configured to send reports directly to the teacher's email address.

In addition to being able to send the completed form PDF files to the cloud via email, you can also save them to iCloud, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more. This allows you to pull these images into our other solutions for processing. We are very pleased to recommend the Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Scan apps, to any Remark Office OMR and Remark Test Grading users looking to use their mobile phones to capture images of their forms.  The free Adobe Acrobat Reader app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The free Adobe Scan app is available on iOS and Android. 

We’ve created this video to give you an overview of how to use theses apps with our software. 


November 2, 2017

Exhibiting at AEA’s Evaluation 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Gravic's Remark Software Team at AEA's Eval 17
We are pleased to be exhibiting at the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Evaluation 2017 Conference – From Learning to Action on November 6-11, 2017. We will be showing how Remark Office OMR can simplify collecting and analyzing data from your evaluations, surveys and other feedback forms. Please feel free to stop by our table and discuss your data collection needs and enter our drawing for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. This year’s conference will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park located at 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 2008.

Exhibit Hours:

  • Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Meet the Authors & Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, November 9th, 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday, November 10th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more information on the conference, please visit: http://www.evaluationconference.org/

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

If you are unable to make the conference, check out AEA's free virtual offering to access 20 sessions.


October 24, 2017

Upcoming Remark Support Webinar - Advanced Grade (Part 2) - Advanced Answer Keys in Remark Office OMR

Advanced Answer Key (Question Order) in Remark Office OMROctober Remark Support Webinar

Each month, Remark Support does a webinar on topics that come up frequently in support. This month's webinar is Advanced Answer Keys. Read on for more information and to sign up.

Advanced Grade (Part 2) – Advanced Answer Key (Question Order) in Remark Office OMR – Wednesday, October 25, 1:30 PM EDT

If you are using multiple answer keys, when would you use an Advanced Answer Key? Advanced Answer Keys are used for tests you want to score that have the exact same questions with the exact same answers but the questions are ordered differently on each test version. Unlike Standard Answer Keys, with Advanced Answer Keys you tell Remark where each questions lies on each version, so you have more reporting options. This webinar will cover when and how to use Advanced Answer Keys, setting up the keys, and what reporting is available.

This webinar is targeted to intermediate Remark Office OMR users who are familiar with scoring using a single answer key.

Sign up for this monthly webinar.

Monthly webinars are free for customers with current maintenance or technical support agreements. If you do not have a current agreement, the cost of each webinar is $50 USD. Why not consider purchasing a support agreement? A support agreement entitles you to attend any monthly webinar at no additional cost. For support status and information, contact our support department.

You can view upcoming webinars here.


October 13, 2017

Upcoming Remark Support Webinar - Working with Multiple Language Surveys in Remark Office OMR on October 18

Reading multi-language forms in Remark Office OMRWorking with Multiple Language Surveys in Remark Office OMR – Wednesday, October 18, 1:30 PM EDT

Have you ever had a need to conduct a survey with the same questions and responses, but in different languages? This webinar will review how to work with these type of surveys, including template preparation, processing data and reporting on the combined data.

This webinar is targeted to intermediate Remark Office OMR users. We will not cover form template creation in full, so there is an expectation that you know the basics of form template creation.

Sign up for this monthly webinar.

Monthly webinars are free for customers with current maintenance or technical support agreements. If you do not have a current agreement, the cost of each webinar is $50 USD. Why not consider purchasing a support agreement? A support agreement entitles you to attend any monthly webinar at no additional cost. For support status and information, contact our support department.

You can view upcoming webinars here.


October 10, 2017

Upcoming Remark Support Webinar - Advanced Grade (Part 1) - Standard (Multiple) in Remark Office OMR

High School ClassAdvanced Grade (Part 1) – Standard Answer Keys (Multiple) in Remark Office OMR – Wednesday, October 11, 1:30 PM EDT

You have scored tests with a single answer key but did you know you can score tests using multiple answer keys? This webinar will cover when and how to use Standard Answer Keys, setting up the keys, and what reporting is available.

Sign up for this monthly webinar.

Monthly webinars are free for customers with current maintenance or technical support agreements. If you do not have a current agreement, the cost of each webinar is $50 USD. Why not consider purchasing a support agreement? A support agreement entitles you to attend any monthly webinar at no additional cost. For support status and information, contact our support department.

You can view upcoming webinars here.