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Tips for Submitting an Assignment and/or Exam to Crowdmark

Tips for Submitting a Paper Assignment/Exam to Crowdmark

  • Crowdmark accepts jpeg (image file), png (image file), and PDF files. The file size limit is 12mb per jpeg or png file and 25mb per PDF file.
  • You can take a picture of your paper using the camera on your phone or other digital camera and upload the image file to Crowdmark. You can also use a scanner app.  The scanner app allows you to create a PDF. There are several scanner apps that you can use.  You can find them through the Google Play Store or the Apple App store.  Here are a few free scanner apps to try:
  • It is easiest to upload your files on a laptop/desktop computer. Crowdmark is not optimized for mobile devices.
  • If you take a photo and want to upload it without a scanning app, save your photo as one of these formats: .png, .jpg, .jpeg
    • Recent iPhones and iPads save photos as HEIC files, which can’t be submitted in the exam.
    • To resolve, resave the image in an acceptable format by emailing the photo to yourself using the iPhone or iPad Mail app, which will automatically convert it to a .jpg.
    • Save the new .jpg image to your Photos folder or the desktop, not Google Drive, so it’s easy to find.
    • You can also update the settings on your phone to capture in JPEG and not HEIC.
    • Note: Changing or editing the filename does not update its format.
  • Make sure you know where your files are saved on your phone/computer and how to access them! Saving them to a cloud storage such as Google Docs, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. or emailing your files to yourself can make them easier to access from multiple devices.
  • You should name your documents with the names of the questions the file contains and the page number if there are multiple pages for one question. For example, a file name for the first page of the third question that has two pages of written work could be: Q3Page1

If you answered multiple questions on one page (e.g. questions 3, 4 and 5 on one page) your file name could be: Q3-Q5.

  • Depending on the speed of your internet trying to upload every page at once can be very slow. If you are running into problems with uploading, first try uploading just a few pages at a time. You can submit and resubmit pages to Crowdmark as many times as needed up to the due date. For exams, if Crowdmark isn’t working, then you can submit your pages on Nexus in the proper “Exam Drop Box”.

IMPORTANT: You must indicate the question name on the page of your written answer.  If you use multiple pages for one answer you must indicate the question name on every page. If you need to turn in your document through Nexus or email then your filenames must contain the names of the questions contained in the file.  This is so that whoever is uploading your files for you to Crowdmark knows where to put each page without opening your files. This also helps you keep track of what you have answered.  If these things are not done, questions may not get uploaded to Crowdmark and may not be marked.