Getting Started with Akindi through Blackboard

How to launch and use Akindi with the Blackboard LMS integeration

Once you sign into Blackboard and select your course, click ‘Launch Akindi’. Akindi will automatically sync your course and class roster (including section numbers and emails) and be ready for you to create your first assessment. 

Creating an Assessment

To start, click the 'Create Assessment' button on the top right hand corner. 

To Set up your Assessment, choose a course, add the assessment name, and select a layout. Choose to pre-fill the test sheets with the student IDs and turn on multiple versions. Click 'Continue'.

Creating an Answer Key

Enter your answer key by selecting the correct response for each question. Turn on advanced marking options to control the weight and grading scheme of each question. Click 'Continue'.

Printing Test Sheets

Click 'Download Sheets' to open a PDF of your test sheets, download the test sheets and print them using any printer and regular paper. 

Scanning and Uploading Test Sheets

After the test has been completed, scan the test sheets to a PDF using any scanner and upload the PDF to Akindi. 

Resolving Exceptions

When scanning the test sheets, Akindi will call exceptions if student information is missing or mis-filled, if a student bubbles-in more responses than the answer key contains, or if a page wasn't able to be graded.

Select the one of the presented suggestions to or search the student name by ID of student number in the dropdown menu.

Analyzing the results

Once the sheets have been uploaded, click 'View Results'! Our results analysis help you to answer two main questions: how well did the student do and how well was the test designed. 

Exporting the Results

Sync grades back to Blackboard by clicking the 'Send Grades back to Blackboard' button on the 'Results Analysis' Page.

There are a number of other ways to export the results using the 'Actions' dropdown menu. Export the raw results into a CSV file, download the question breakdown in a CSV, or email students their grades.

Collaborating with TAs and Instructors

Invite a TA or another instructor to collaborate on a course or section by clicking 'Collaborate', inputting their email and selecting the permission settings.

The instructor or TA will receive an email inviting them to join the course or section. 

Want to learn more?

If you want to learn more about Akindi or have any questions, feel free to check out our help center or send us a message !