Remark (Optical Mark Reader)

What is it?

OMR is the process to detect the presence of intended marked responses. Use UBC Okanagan’s OMR and Remark Office software to scan and run reports for your Multiple Choice Exams or research projects.

Multiple Choice Exams

Download this guide for helpful information about preparing and marking multiple choice exams on bubble sheets.

The OMR workstation is located on the second floor of the Library in the northeast corner, near study room LIB 225 and the Bloomberg terminal.  This is a self-serve workstation for instructors and TAs to use independently; an instruction manual is available at the station.  Time can be reserved in advance by clicking here and logging in using your Novell ID.

Research Projects

The OMR can also be used to scan research surveys.  Survey templates are created using Remark Office software.  Once the surveys are scanned, Remark software creates survey reports or the data can be exported to Microsoft Excel or SPSS software for further data analysis and reporting.  The Centre for Teaching and Learning can provide training on creating custom templates for research purposes.


Please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning if you would like more information.