• On-campus Science Computing offices are *open* with limited core hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.

Scanning instructions for Fujitsu fi-7180 for MarkBox

This scanner is located in B1 283.

When using the Fujitsu fi-7180 scanner for MarkBox, you can optionally cut the stapled corner off your exams with the paper cutter to prevent the exams from sticking to each other during scanning. Be careful not to remove the black dot in that corner.

If you don’t cut the stapled corner off, you will want to scan your sheets bottom-first, see Step 4.

  1. Log in to the laptop that’s attached to the scanner using your Nexus/WatIAMuserid and password.

  2. Ensure that the scanner is turned on – it times out after a period of inactivity.

  3. Ensure the scanner is positioned correctlyexactly one sheet length away from the wall so that the paper will stack in order when it comes out.

  4. Click the "^" symbol in the System Tray at the lower right of the screen, then right-click on the fi icon. and select “SCAN button settings…”

    1. On the “Save” tab, click the “Browse…” button and select “Desktop.” Click "OK." (This will allow the software to save temporary files in your userspace; the default location is unfortunately not writeable. If this change is not made your scan will not work.)Screenshot indicating image save directory and browse folder.Screenshot showing Desktop as save location.

    2. On the “Scanning” tab, set the parameters to the following:

    •  Image quality: Best

    • Color mode: B&W

    • Scanning side: Simplex Scan (Single-sided) or **Duplex Scan (Double-sided)** as appropriate.

      • **It is okay to scan in duplex if your exam is double-sided as long as the coding sheets are single-sided (if the first page of the exam is printed on the back of the coding sheet, there can be bleed-through that interferes with reading the coding sheet).

    • Check the box next to “Continue scanning after current scan is finished” (this will allow you to scan a large pile in batches without having to rush to insert the next batch).

      Screenshot showing location for duplex or single-sided printing option.

    1. On the “File option” tab, confirm that the "File format" is set to "PDF(*.pdf)." Leave the “Convert to Searchable PDF” box unchecked.Screenshot showing that the file format is set to PDF and the Convert to Searchable PDF box is unchecked.

    2. On the “Paper” tab, ensure that “Paper size” is set to “Automatic detection” and that "Multifeed Detection" is set to “Check Overlapping [Ultrasonic]."Screenshot showing that "Paper size" is set to "Automatic Detection" in Paper tab.

  5. If you have cut the stapled corner off, load your originals face down with the top of the page first (this will generate a scan that is right-side-up). If you have not cut the stapled corner off, you are better to load the originals face down with the bottom of the page first (you will have to rotate them in Adobe after you have scanned them). The scanner will accommodate up to 80 sheets at a time. If you have more than 80 sheets and the settings are configured correctly (see Step 3b), the software will allow you to add more sheets at the end of each run, and the resulting pdf will be a single file with all the scanned sheets in it.Hand holding the answer sheets upside down in the correct orientation for scanning.

  6. On the scanner itself, press the “Scan/Enter” button to start your scan.Start button on scanner.

  7. When your first set of originals has been scanned, you will be presented with a dialogue allowing you to either finish the scan or add more originals to the file. If you don’t have more originals, click “Finish scanning.” If you do have more originals, load the next set of 80 sheets or less on the feeder and click “Continue scanning.” Repeat this process until you have cycled through all of your originals.Scanning Complete window.

  8. Once you have clicked “Finish scanning,” you will be presented with a dialogue allowing you to save the scan to a file. Choose “Scan to Folder.” A good save location is the Documents folder on your N: drive, an on-campus 10GB mappable file space. For more information please see, N: drive.Screenshot of "scan to folder" icon.

  9. In the next dialogue, you will be able to edit the filename, which defaults to the date and time, and the save location. Once you are happy with your filename and save location, click “Save.” Filename editing window.

  10. To scan some sheets later (e.g. AAS papers) you can go ahead and scan them and just merge the PDF files before you continue with marking the test.
  11. Merge/combine files in “Preview” for Mac: PDF merging instructions for Mac users.
  12. (Optional) Copy the scanned file to a USB key.
    • WARNING! If the file size is large, you will have to open it with Adobe as the default view software. 

After scanning the test answers, you can proceed with marking your test using the MarkBox 1.0.

Issues or Concerns?