Getting Started with Akindi

From creating courses and assessments to scanning sheets and exporting data; this is an overview of everything you need to know about Akindi

Creating a Course and Setting the Roster

Before creating your first assessment, you'll have to create a course. This can be done by choosing ‘add course’ under the courses tab on the left-hand panel.

We recommend uploading a roster prior to your first assessment, but if you choose to skip this step, Akindi will identify the student numbers on the first assessment answer sheets and will auto-populate the roster.

You can create a class roster by clicking 'Upload Roster' under the course tab and selecting an Excel file (.xls .xslx) or CSV file (.csv).

Akindi will recognize the students' names, ID numbers, section numbers, and emails but you can double check this by clicking 'Preview Changes'. Once everything looks good, click 'Save Roster' and you are ready to administer your first test!

Does your school have the Akindi LMS integration? If so, your course and student roster will automatically sync when you come through your LMS.

Creating an Assessment

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

Set up your assessment by choosing a course, adding the assessment name, and selecting 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 PDF 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 Test Results

There are a number of 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, email students their grades, or send the grades directly to your Learning Management System. 

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. 

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 !