Finals Week

Finals Week: Updates for Scanning & Scoring

The Scanning Room staff at BEST score a significant portion of final exams on the IUB campus. Given the large volume of exams, we are asking for your help so we may continue to provide you with seamless service. Following the steps below will ensure that your results are processed without delay.

Be Prepared:
Please be sure to complete the new Scanning & Scoring Request (Cover Sheet) prior to dropping off your exams. Please note that exams cannot be processed without a cover sheet and that all information on the cover sheet is required. Download your copy here.

Alternate Forms:
IMPORTANT: The use of Alternate Forms is only available for exams with an even number of questions and must be applied to the entire exam. 

The DigitalDesk scoring platform allows for the use of alternate forms. The options available to instructors are outlined below.

Alternate Forms Options

Scanning Room Hours:
Extended hours will be offered once again during Finals Week. The Scanning Room will be open for scanning and scoring as follows:

Finals Week Hours, Spring 2019
Monday, April 2910am - 5pm
Tuesday, April 308am - 6pm
Wednesday, May 18am - 6pm
Thursday, May 28am - 6pm
Friday, May 38am - 6pm
Saturday, May 49am - Noon

Additional tools are available to help you navigate DigitalDesk once you've received your results. Simply go to and enter search term "DigitalDesk". In these articles you'll find a general overview of DigitalDesk with links illustrating how to generate reports, edit your answer key, assign a TA to your course and how to export your grades to Canvas.

If you have questions about scanning services, please contact the Scanning Room staff at (812) 855-3357 or call the BEST office at (812) 855-1595.