Grade Cam Presentation - Renton School District

Grade Cam
Dustin Foster
Please open Chrome &
Login to Skyward
Export a roster from Skyward
Create an account at
Connect your camera
Import students (create a class)
Create an assignment
Start scanning
Setting Up a Class
• In Skyward run a report with
▫ First Name
▫ Last Name
▫ Internal ID (student/lunch number)
• Modify template parameters of Class Roster
• Export to Excel
Setting up a Class list for the First time
• From your Gradebook in Skyward
• Choose Reports  Class Roster
• You will want to “Clone Template” of #920 and
call it GradeCam Roster
• The only things that NEED to be checked are
Name Display (Last, First MI) and Internal ID
Click save.
Make sure the report you just made is selected and
choose Export to Excel. When it is finished processing,
click “Display Report”, Open, Yes.
• You MAY need to click on the yellow “Enable
Editing” button at the top
• Click on the “1” in row 1 and DRAG to the row
just above the row that has Last, First MI; rightclick DELETE
• To separate first and last name into separate columns:
▫ Insert three columns after the one with the names (need three
blanks before IDs)
 Click on “B” in column B
 Right-click Insert
 Do this three times
▫ Highlight the name column
▫ Click the Data Tab (top)
▫ Click Text to Columns
▫ Click next
▫ Click checkbox for Comma and Space
▫ Click Next
▫ Click Finish
• If you want, you can DELETE the columns that contain the middle
initials and the Jrs or III’s
Save as a .CSV
• Click File  Save As and under the Save as Type
button, choose CSV and title it GradeCam Roster
• Click Save and Yes. Then exit out of Excel and
click Don’t Save.
 File must contain at least first name, last name &
student ID.
 Must be .CSV file
Creating an Account
• Use Chrome instead of Internet Explorer
• Navigate to
• Click Create My Account
Creating an Account
Enter your email address
Open the email from Grade Cam
Click the link in the email to confirm
First & last name
School & District
Zip code
Connecting Your Camera
• What camera will you use to scan?
▫ Laptop’s built in web cam
▫ Web cam in your monitor (when docked)
▫ Document Camera
• in the website hover over your name, then select
Camera Plugin
• Click to download the camera plugin
• Click Download
• Click Run
Document Camera
• Setup will require a Help Desk ticket for
software install
• You will also need a USB cable
▫ A beige cable came with your doc camera
Monitor’s Webcam
• Have your laptop docked with the lid closed
• Click Start -> All Programs -> HP -> HP
• Click the middle button (looks like a document),
choose settings
• The monitor should show up, if not you need a
USB cable to connect from monitor to your
docking station
Creating a Class
• Click Setup tab (at top)
• Click Add Class button
Importing Students
Click on a class
Click Import Students button
Click Choose File
Select CSV file to import from
Name and size will appear in green text
• Click Import (blue button, bottom right)
Finishing the Import
• The site will do some auto-detecting if the values
don’t appear correct you will need to change
some of the options
• When everything is correct click Next
Changing Student Data
• Click on a student’s name to bring up edit
• Make any changes then click Update Student
Creating a Assignment/Quiz
Click Assignments tab
Click create button (right side)
Name it
Set number of questions (10 if using the free
• Click Done
Setting the Answers
• You will be show a blank test
• You can set answer key, by scanning a sheet or
clicking bubbles
• Clicking multiple bubbles will allow multiple
correct answers on a question
• You can also change the point value for each
question (default is 1)
Aligning to Standards
• You can align a question (or questions) to state
• Click the box to left of the question number
• Click the Standards button at the top
• Choose state, subject and grade
• each question can only be aligned to one
Printing the Forms
To print pre-gridded forms (with names)
Click Forms tab
From drop down box choose the correct class
Default is 10 questions with 6 digit ID numbers
Printing Forms
Change either option at the top
Click print (upper left) when ready
Check number of pages
Select printer
Click change to select another printer
Don’t print double sided
▫ each student needs their own sheet
• Choice of cameras
▫ Webcam on your laptop
▫ Webcam in your monitor (when docked)
▫ Document Camera
• Teachers can scan a stack of papers
• Students can scan their own
▫ Get instant feedback
To Scan
• Under Assignments
• Choose which assignment to scan
▫ The key needs to be set first
Click Next
Choose the correct class
Start Scanning
Click Student View for a simpler interface
▫ Press Escape to return to normal view
Moving Scores to Skyward
• Use Chrome for Grade Cam
• Have both GradeCam and Skyward open
▫ In separate windows
• Use HotKey F8 (is the default)
• Print out a sheet for each student in your class. Put
the sheet in a plastic sleeve (or laminate it). Then
you can use a dry erase marker to write on these
sheets. Use them over and over again, just wipe
away the marks to use for another quiz.
• The default size (for 10 questions) will take one
fourth of a page.
• You can print out the bubble sheet, and then run
them through a copier (or printer) a second time to
add the questions to the bottom of the sheet.
Questions and bubble sheets on one page.
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