Using Crowdmark

Crowdmark is an online tool that allows students to submit pictures of handwritten/hand-drawn work. Below are links that contain articles and videos that can help you understand the process of setting up a Crowdmark Assessment. 



Crowdmark assessments do not rollover when you copy courses from semester to semester. The assessments need to be recreated each semester.


If you created assessments in the current semester on Moodle but did so early, you may have students who recieve entrollment errors when accessing Crowdmark Assessments. To solve this you need to resync your roster in Crowdmark with the roster in Moodle.

It is good practice to re-sync your roster in Crowdmark with your Moodle roster to ensure the most current roster is being used

To re-sync your roster:

1: Login to Moodle

2. For each assessment you have created, you will need to re-sync your student roster. 

NOTE: If you created assessments early in the semester and you have students who are recieving enrollment errors, then a resyncing of the student roster from Moodle is needed.

3. Once you have opened the Crowdmark assessment from Moodle, you need to click on the student list.

how to see crowdmark student roster

4. Once you click on students note the options that appear on the right hand side of the screen. 

Crowdmark - Manage Students

Click Manage Students

5. A pop up will show. Click on the Blue text link to get options to sync with Moodle.

Crowdmark - Manage Students for the course

Click the blue text link that says Click here to edit students in "your course".

6. You will now see options to sync with Moodle.

Crowdmark sync with Moodle

Click this button to begin the process of re-syncing your student roster with the Crowdmark Assessment.

7. Crowdmark - Mapping Data

You will see a data mapping screen. You can click continues at the bottom of this screen.

click continue

You should now see and updated roster in Crowdmark.

Students that were seeing enrollment errors should now be synce and should have access to the assessment. Double check that the student is in your Crodmark Student list. If they are there then accessing the assessment via Moodle should work for them.

 There are two types of assessments available in Crowdmark. Administered and Assigned. You will want to choose an Assigned assessment. The link below describes the difference between the two.

Assigned Assignments are those that you would give in an online format.

Administered Assignments are those that are given in person. To learn more about administered assignmenets, please see the link below.

A note that Administered assignments are a bit more complex to use. Be prepared when attempting to use administered assignments. Do not use automated matching with administered assessments to avoid things not functioning.

Assessments can be graded once the assessment due date has passed. The links below will help you navigate the grading process, and getting grades pushed back to Moodle.


How does Crowdmark work with Moodle to sync grade, roster etc.

Sometimes students get added to your course after you create your Crowdmark assessment. The following video will help you update your student roster in Crowdmark by syncing it with the roster in Moodle.

Once you have imported your roster into the Crowdmark assessment you created, you will need to add some questions. 

Before students can answer the questions in your assessment you need to distribute your assignment to your students. When you distribute your assessment, students are notified via email by Crowdmark that an assessment is available via Moodle. If students try to access your assessment before it is distributed it will tell them it needs to be distributed before they gain access. 


Example of setting up and grading a Crowdmark assessment in Moodle.

Thank you to Dr. Sean Fitzpatrick for creating the videos below and explaining how Crowdmark can be used.

To assist with remote assessment for Fall 2020, the University of Lethbridge acquired a license for the Crowdmark online grading platform. If you're in a course that requires handwritten work (e.g. math or chemistry) your instructor may have chosen to have you use Crowdmark for assignments and tests.

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