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Akindi is a web-based Scantron-alternative integrated into Blackboard that makes it easy for instructors to create and grade multiple-choice assessments using regular paper and the Ricoh MFDs on campus, as well as other printer-scanners.

Important: Scantron bubble sheets are incompatible with Akindi. Akindi bubble sheets can be downloaded from Akindi then printed.

Launching Akindi in Blackboard

  1. Log into Blackboard and navigate to the course where you want to use Akindi.
  2. From the Control Panel, click Customization > Tool Availability.
  3. On the Tool Availability page, find Akindi: print and score bubble sheets in the list of tools and click the checkbox in the Available column. Click Submit.
  4. From the Control Panel, click Course Tools > Akindi: print and score bubble sheets.
  5. On the page that displays, click Launch Akindi.

Creating an Account

Once you click "Launch Akindi", your Akindi account will be created based on your Blackboard credentials and your course and class roster will sync into Akindi. Creating an Akindi account directly through Blackboard avoids having to manage a separate Akindi login and password.

For Akindi account issues, please contact Ellen Hughes at

Using Akindi

The following resources provide information on how to use Akindi:

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the Help Desk.


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