Monday, December 15, 2014

Quick Key Mobile Gets a Makeover

Quick Key is an app that turns your iPhone into a bubble sheet scanner. A couple of my former colleagues have raved about it for the last year. The app and its corresponding website have received a bit of an update. The basics of the app are still the same, but the site has a fresher look. Go beyond the looks and you will see that the teacher dashboard is easier to use. You can now import rosters and generate reports with just a couple of clicks on your phone or in your laptop's web browser.

Quick Key has two parts to it that when combined make it very easy for you to quickly grade multiple choice and true/false quizzes. Here’s the basics of how it works; create your quiz on the Quick Key website then print and distribute a bubble sheet. After your students have completed the bubble sheet you simply scan the sheets with your iPhone (it works on iPads too, but the resolution is grainy) and the grading is done for you. From the app you can send grades to the classes that you have created on the Quick Key website. If you enter students’ email addresses into your class rosters on Quick Key, you can have grades emailed to students.