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June 1, 2020

Using Electronic Bubble Sheets in Remark Office OMR

Electronic Bubble Sheets (fillable PDF forms) are often used in place of official paper documents when completing important paperwork via the web. Electronic Bubble Sheets (fillable PDFs) can be created using most existing document types, including scanned paper documents, non-interactive PDF forms, spreadsheets, and Microsoft Word documents.

Electronic Bubble Sheets can be accessed over the Internet or via email. If an Electronic Bubble Sheet includes form fields (for example, text fields, buttons, list boxes), you can fill in the form on-screen with an Acrobat product (including Adobe Reader, Acrobat 3D, Acrobat Professional, or Acrobat Standard). These forms must still adhere to our Remark form design best practices.

When importing Electronic Bubble Sheets into Remark Office OMR, there are recognition settings you can adjust should certain problems occur. One of these recognition settings is “Flatten fillable form fields on PDF images.” If you are reading digitally-filled PDF document files, you must turn on this checkbox. Flattening the PDF forces the data from the fillable items, such as bubbles and checkboxes, to be included in the PDF file.

To set globally in Remark, under Tools|Recognition Settings|Default Settings|Image Processing or under Tools|Recognition Settings|Template Settings|Image Processing, mark the checkbox next to “Flatten fillable form field on PDF images.” You can also access these settings from the Read window when processing images. The adjusted settings apply to your next Read operation and stay in place until you change them again.

Before adjusting settings in Image Processing Attributes, remember to determine whether you want to adjust them for the software globally (in Default Settings) or just for the active OMR form template file only (in Template Settings).

We hope you find this feature useful. Please contact Remark Support for assistance with converting your Remark Office OMR forms to Electronic Bubble Sheets (fillable PDF forms). Remark Support is available at support@gravic.com and +1.610.647.8595.


May 29, 2020

Hold Your Elections with Remark Office OMR Processing your Ballots

You are hearing about it every day, the dueling instincts between those wanting to exercise their right to vote, but also the need to avoid public polling stations to remain safe. Whether the election is for the presidential primary, the mayor of your town, or who will be organizing the local bake sale at your swim club, Remark Office OMR is the perfect solution for these two competing compulsions. With Remark Office OMR, you can join others who designed their own mail-in or write-in ballots for any race and have had each vote counted promptly and accurately.

After creating your own unique ballot for any candidates, propositions, or initiatives you require, you can then mail them out to your constituency. Once your voters receive the ballot, they can select the options they believe in and mail them back to you. Once received, you will scan their ballots with nearly any image scanner on the market and watch the votes begin to tally up!

After the ballots have been cast and run through Remark Office OMR, you can tally the results with a few clicks of the mouse. The Ballot Results Report displays the results for each candidate sorted from highest to lowest frequency selected and the percent selected. It is useful for any type of poll where you need to see who or what received the most votes. When the process is completed, you can export your voting data for archival purposes in databases such as SQL or Oracle, or common formats such as Excel, Access, and CSV.

Remark has been used for a variety of elections and on different scales. As an example, in Colorado when a local party election was suffering from a mix of overwhelming amounts of information and a time crunch, they turned to Remark Office OMR to solve their woes. The party had a herculean task in front of them, having to plan for multiple district elections of hundreds of delegates and alternates. The list of candidates from all over the country eventually spread to over seventeen unique ballots. Time became an issue when, due to redistricting and reappointments, the time frame became compressed.

The party’s solution? Turn to Remark Office OMR to successfully scan their ballots. Individual ballots were identified through either optical character reading or barcodes, thus recording the ballot name, ballot number, or any other record data. While the software easily handed the typical marking issues, such as marking sensitivity, cross-outs, blotches, erasures, etc. When all was said and done, they used the Remark Office OMR software to convert their data over to Microsoft Excel easily for the reporting of the election results.

If you’re interested in Remark Office OMR, you can try it out now. If you prefer, we can walk you through a webinar and discuss your needs, just sign up for a webinar here. Follow our Twitter page for updates and offers, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for walk-throughs or uses for Remark Office OMR.

 


May 27, 2020

Remark Test Grading Cloud is an EdTech 2020 Awards Finalist

Gravic, Inc is proud to announce that Remark Test Grading Cloud was a finalist for the 2020 EdTech Digest Awards under the category “Testing & Assessment Solutions.” The EdTech Digest is a publication focused on highlighting the innovators, leaders, and trend setters across the realm of education. Their yearly EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming the field through technology and to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

In a year marked with more challenges than ever for teachers and administrators across the world, we were very humbled to hear the news that we made the final cut. Remark Test Grading Cloud prides ourselves on being the quickest, most accurate, and most dynamic grading solution on the market. Making teachers' lives easier is what we strive for, so in that spirit we’ve been offering our product free for educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to try Remark Test Grading Cloud? Please request your free trial here or sign up for a webinar to see the solution in action. Don't forget to follow our Twitter page for updates and offers, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for walk-throughs and uses for our Remark products.


May 20, 2020

Processing COVID-19 Health Questionnaires with Remark Office OMR

The health and safety of your employees, partners, vendors, and visitors is always of paramount importance and is especially highlighted during the current time of the COVID-19 pandemic. One addition to many safety programs is to implement health questionnaires for everyone coming to your job sites and offices. A simple health questionnaire can assist with preventing your onsite workers and visitors from unnecessary health risks. Use the questionnaires to prevent potentially infected persons from entering your business. In addition, use the completed questionnaires and data to maintain a record of all people coming into your locations.

Requirements vary across locations and industries, so choosing a flexible solution that allows you to create your own forms is of the utmost importance. With Remark Office OMR, you create your own health questionnaires and other forms in Word or other programs. You have complete control over your form layout and content. You can print your own health questionnaires and have your employees and site visitors fill out paper forms at your job sites before entering. Using paper forms eliminates the need for individuals sharing a computer or tablet when filling out questionnaires. Completed forms can be scanned using any image scanner, copier, or scanning app. Remark Office OMR pulls the data from the completed form images and provides a simple interface for reviewing and exporting the data. If you need to archive your data, Remark Office OMR will export the scanned forms to most any database or spreadsheet format including SQL and Oracle databases, Excel, SPSS and many more formats.

health questionnaire for Remark Office OMR

Many businesses have implemented contactless thermometers to make sure employees' temperatures are below 100.4 Fahrenheit. These results can be entered on your health questionnaires for archival purposes. Anyone who has a temperature or selects an option on their health questionnaire that makes them more of a contamination risk of the virus is prevented from accessing your facility.

Remark Office OMR has helped many companies with their health questionnaires. The forms and process vary by company, but the idea is the same: keeping people safe.

How can we help?

  • Review your existing health questionnaires and help optimize them for scanning.
  • Help develop health questionnaires for your job sites.
  • Schedule a webinar and see Remark Office OMR in action.
  • Try out Remark Office OMR for yourself with a free working demo version.
  • Contact us to discuss your needs. We are also available at 1.800.858.0860 or +1.610.647.7850
  • Request a quote.

Remark Office OMR has been helping companies and organizations collect and analyze data for almost 30 years. With over 100,00 customers in more than 130 countries, Remark Office OMR is the world's most trusted OMR software.


May 18, 2020

New Student Feedback Report Now Available in Remark Test Grading Cloud

We realize the importance of providing students prompt, useful feedback regarding their assessments. Students cannot be expected to improve without knowing the areas that need improvement. This is why we are constantly searching for ways to provide and deliver this important information.

With a recent update to Remark Test Grading Cloud, we have created a new report called the Student Feedback Report. This new report provides a student’s results on the overall test, individual selected questions, as well as any learning objectives created for the test. In addition to the results, the report also displays any teacher feedback for individual questions or the test as a whole. Teachers can provide students feedback on their entire test, when grading open responses, or on individual questions when reviewing the data. The Student Feedback Report provides a nice, condensed report for students to see what they need to know.

Like all of our reports, the Student Feedback Report is available instantly after grading! You can download it and any other reports as a PDF file for easy sharing with others.

To learn more about Remark Test Grading Cloud, sign up for a live webinar or request a free trial or contact our sales team.


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