Paper Exams - Proctoring & Scanning Services

If you will be administering paper exams in your class, there are several tools and resources available to you, including opportunities for exam proctoring assistance, scanning services through OMS for multiple-choice exams, and grading tools for exams with calculations.

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Exam Proctoring

During the first week of each fall and spring semester, the Department of Psychology curriculum and instruction staff email PSY instructors a Google form to use to request additional exam proctors if they are needed. These additional proctors are teaching assistants (TAs) and section leaders (SLs) not assigned to the instructor’s own class. All TAs and SLs are then surveyed for their availability and matched with exam times.

As part of their appointments, TAs and SLs have the responsibility of proctoring up to two exams per semester in addition to the duties for their regular class(es). Instructors and assigned proctors are sent a proctoring schedule once it has been made. 

Exam & Scanning Services

Exam & scanning services are provided by the University Survey & Assessment Services (USAS, formerly OMS). Please visit the USAS website for information about their services.

As of June 1, 2023, USAS (formerly OMS) discontinued its standard bubble sheet (Scantron) exam scanning and scoring service. Instructors should begin the process of finding alternative assessment solutions.

Hard Copy Delivery to the University Survey & Assessment Services (USAS) 

  1. Place inside an inter-departmental envelope:
    • Students answer sheets
    • Answer key and answer documents
    • Exam Report Order Form
      • Order forms can be found in the Elliott Hall mailroom or on the USAS website.
  2. Attach a U Market Services courier slip to the outside of the envelope.
    • Slips can be found in the Elliott Hall mailroom or the Central Office.
  3. Call U Market Services to request a courier (612) 626-0707
  4. Leave the envelope in the Central Office
  5. OMS will email you when your results are ready

Canvas: Import Scores from a USAS Data Sheet


USAS (formerly OMS) will scan written paper exams or homework assignments to PDF for instructors who use Gradescope or who would like PDF copies of written material for any reason. 

Christina Wiencke
Associate Director of Curriculum & Instruction
S257 EltH | 626-1732
Heidi Wolff
Curriculum and Graduate Services Specialist
S258 EltH | 624-5002
Silke Moeller
Academic Technologist
N211 EltH | 625-0644
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