Document Last Update: August 3, 2021

Product: Akindi

Product Name

Vendors description of the product

Akindi is a web-based platform that automatically grades multiple-choice assessments for K-12 teachers and college/university instructors, using any scanner and regular paper. It is accessible through Canvas. Once a professor creates an account, Akindi produces a choice of bubble sheet templates that can be modified and printed as many times as needed for a class (1 copy to serve as the answer key). Once students complete the test, all the answer sheets, including the answer key, can be used to create a single PDF file and sent to Akindi using any scanner or printer with scanning capacity. Then, within minutes, the results and analytics are returned. 

Requester intended use of the product. What will the tool accomplish? What benefits to the university, students, others?

Provide faculty with tools that help them create sheets without the scantron scanners. 

ASE Product Report Card
Product Report Card URL
Not available yet.
Installation Type
Only one will apply
  • Approved - Campus
  • Approved - Online
  • Approved - Campus & Online
  • Semi Approved - Individual only 
  • Approved- Pathway 
Approved- campus

Tool Information

Communication Path
Communication paths for product changes and emergencies,…
  • When do the owner, stakeholders, employees and students need to be notified?
  • Path for back end issue - upgrades, bugs, ...
  • Path for Interface issue - upgrades, bugs, ...
  • Emergencies (major, minor)

Involved in determining this - Corey Moore, Ben Wilson, Dane Bohman, Dean Allen

Preferred communication would be team dynamic (email). Everything goes to the ASE first. 

The product owner is responsible to communicate with the university ie. faculty. 

The process for incident/maintenance communication for I-Learn products and the roles of portfolio managers and system owners is highlighted in the IT Incident Management and IT Change Management documents which are linked here.  

Product Owner
The person who can make the ultimate decisions for the product - funding, road map, vision, governance and retirement.
  • Please include name, email, phone, job title.

Seth Deming 



Testing Center Director

A person or group of people who have an interest in the product and its success. Can influence product decisions. Are impacted (directly or indirectly) by the product. e.g. requester, department, developer, ASE, portfolio manager, product manager
  • Please include name, email, phone, job title.


Platform Services Director   

ASE List:  

  • Dane Bohman - bohmand@byui.edu / 208-496-7217  

  • Ben Wilson - wilsonbe@byui.edu / 208-496-1550  

Portfolio Management

Academics Product Manager

  • Dean Allen - allende@byui.edu/(208) 496-7211

Who will use the product? (campus, online, pathway, Ensign, employees - more specific like - nursing students, specific department or course(s))
Online and Campus


  • Purchaser and requester information - name, email, phone
  • Licensing (description of the license agreement - site license, per user, per computer, ...)
  • How is the license renewed?
  • Next renewal date?
  • When should this product be reviewed again for purpose and outcome? Usually, this happens every 3-5 years.
  • BYUI Purchasing Agent  - name, email, phone

Licensing Contract (How many licenses were purchased for the product?) 

Price per page cost. 

Who is the contract contact? (Purchasing Department) 

Name: Keith Mclean 

Email: mclemank@byui.edu 

Phone extension: (208) 496-2350 

What is the technology use cap of this product? 

Site License 

  • Product documentation (URL)
  • Support and/or training documentation (URL)
  • ASE - maintenance needs and yearly maintenance estimate
  • Any custom code developed? (where can it be found)
  • Is this ADA compliant (URL to their official vendor statement)
  • Other
  • Give description of all data and how it interacts with the university systems.
  • List all university systems used.
  • Installation instructions - URL or direction how to find the instructions.
  • Who is responsible for installation - please include email, phone, job title.

Refer to LTI documentation. 

Vendor Information

Product Name Akindi
Product URL https://akindi.com/?utm=arjvdzib5yk0zkto 
Company Name Akindi Inc

Vendor Account/Sales Rep
Please include Name, email, phone, and job title.

Akindi Support email, support@akindi.com

Vendor Support Rep
Please include Name, email, phone, and job title.

This information will be on the vendor report card. (When we move this to the service catalog, we will not need this column). 


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Article ID: 9063
Tue 8/3/21 1:40 PM
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