Social Science Technology ServiceWestern Social Science

Software Downloads

The Social Science Technology Services (SSTS) provides the software for Scan Exam-II and Marks Management System.  We provide an examination scanning service for Faculty of Social Science courses.  Other course exams should be taken to the ITS examination services office.

Assistance: Please use the Usage Notes and Frequently Asked Questions links below. Also note that help for any menu item can be found by pressing the F1 key while hovering over the menu item. You can print a copy of the course notes previously used in the former introductory course.

Excel Users: If you wish to manage your grades in Excel, export a Template from OWL and then follow the instructions provided by ITS.


Update Release September 3, 2008

Scan Exam II is a Windows application for marking, analyzing, reporting and editing multiple choice exams after they have been read through an optical mark reader (OMR). The exam format supported is Standard Multiple Choice (180 questions, 5-choice A-E) which uses UWO Scantron Form F-13209-UWO. The current version of the ScanExam-II software is available for downloading:

Marks Management System (MMS)

Update Release September 3, 2008

Marks Management System is a Windows application for performing routine processing tasks associated with the recording, calculation and reporting of student grades. The layout and operation of MMS is similar to a spreadsheet with custom features which cater to grade management. The current version of the MMS software is available for downloading:

NOTE: MMS is no longer being developed and Western recommends that you use OWL instead. MMS is available for download "as is" for people who still wish to use it. Many of the functions can be performed in Excel and there are instructions in OWL for that purpose. Log into OWL and choose OWL Documentation > Instructor > Frequently Asked Questions > How do I use Excel formulas to calculate my grades?

Other Software

Other software is available to users of the SSC Network from various download sources including the following: