Crowdmark is a tool that has been integrated into Sakai to add a digital workflow to hand-written assignments.
Instructors can create Crowdmark courses based on their active Sakai courses, then create assignments that require scientific, mathematical or musical notation in the response, or provide an artifact to be labelled. Crowdmark allows for easy distribution and collection of student work, offers tools for the assembly and management of grading teams, and provides an online workflow that streamlines grading and the delivery of rich feedback to students.
Members of the Brock University community can now access Crowdmark at https://app.crowdmark.com/sign-in/brock-university or by visiting the main Crowdmark web page and selecting "Sign In" (top right) and then select "Sign In through your school" "Brock University (bottom), and follow the prompts.
Once released, students can access their grades in Crowdmark. Students are sent an E-Mail notifying them of the release of grades.
Crowdmark offers a number of ways for students and instructors to retain their submitted work and feedback.
Bringing Assignment Grades Back To Sakai
Unfortunately, Crowdmark does not support a direct method to return assignment grades to Sakai. It is hoped that features available with Crowdmarks integration with other LMSs can be brought to Sakai soon. The CSV export can be adapted to be to import into Sakai, and with additional information, the my.brocku.ca Faculty Gradebook, but as this task is complex the CPI has developed the following tool to automate the translation.