Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2021-02-18T19:48:49-05:00

Below you’ll find the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions about Bakpax. For more detailed information about how you can use Bakpax, visit our Help Center.

What is Bakpax?2021-02-18T19:44:46-05:00

Bakpax uses artificial intelligence to read handwriting and grade assignments in seconds. It saves you time creating content and grading, provides students with instant feedback, and gives you deeper insights into class performance.

How does Bakpax work?2021-02-18T19:43:30-05:00

Teachers create virtual classrooms with Bakpax and enroll their students in these classes. They can then assign work to these classrooms by importing their assignments to Bakpax.

Bakpax helps you import any content to Bakpax, or discover 1000s of pre-made assignments.

Students can complete work online from any device or on paper. Bakpax reads their answers, matches their answers to the answer key, and grades assignments in seconds.

As students submit their work, teachers get detailed analytics on how they did. Teachers can manually correct grades if needed, and leave direct comments for students through Bakpax. For more information on manual grading, click here.

Learn more about how Bakpax works here.

Can Bakpax grade answers on any sheet of paper?2021-02-18T19:39:33-05:00

Yes. Students can submit their individual answers written on any flat, well-lit surface when they Complete Online. If you wish to print handouts for students, they can submit one photo of all of their answers on one page. To do this, their handouts will need to have four QR-like codes and a barcode. Learn more here.

How do I create an assignment with Bakpax?2021-02-18T19:34:56-05:00

You have three ways to create an assignment with Bakpax. When you log in to Bakpax, click the tab at the top of the page that says My Content. From the My Content page, choose:

  1. Create an Assignment – create a blank assignment from scratch
  2. Import From File – use our import tool to convert a PDF or photo of your assignment into an autogradable assignment.
  3. Magic! – send your assignment and answer key to and we will import your assignment to your account for you, for free!

To learn more about Bakpax assignments, click here.

We also provide a free library of standards-aligned, ready-to-use assignments in the Discover page in Bakpax.

How do I get QR codes on my assignment?2021-02-18T19:31:54-05:00

If you’d like students to complete their work on paper handouts, you must first Assign work to a virtual classroom. To assign work:

  1. Create/import your assignment to Bakpax to make it autogradable.
  2. Choose your assignment in My Content, then click “Assign” and choose the class you wish to assign the work to.
  3. Go to Assigned Work, and click the assignment you wish to print. Then, when you click the printer icon, choose Print For Students. This will allow you to save or print a PDF with the 4 QR-like codes and a barcode at the bottom. These codes are necessary for Bakpax to grade an entire page of answers at once.
How do students submit work on Bakpax?2021-02-18T19:26:20-05:00

Students have some options to submit their work to Bakpax.

  1. Students can complete the assignment entirely online, without leaving Bakpax, by clicking Complete Online.
  2. Students can take a photo of their completed assignment handout with their mobile device.
  3. Students can download the PDF of the assignment and complete it on their computers, then upload the file to Bakpax.

For more information about submitting work, click here.

Why isn’t Bakpax reading my student upload?2021-02-18T19:25:36-05:00

If you’re submitting an entire page of answers to Bakpax from a printed handout, check that:

  • Your assignment has four QR-like codes (one in each corner) and a barcode along the bottom, and they are fully printed on the page. If your printer cuts off the codes, try reducing the size of the printout.
  • There is no handwriting on or close to the codes.
  • Your assignment photo is well-lit and on a flat surface.

For more information on best practices for assignment uploads, click here.

Does Bakpax work for my subject?2021-02-18T19:22:37-05:00

Bakpax grades any assignments with answers that are alphanumeric and consist of numbers or a few words. You can use it for ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages that use latin letters (such as Spanish, French, and German), and more.

For more information on how your subject can use Bakpax, check out the article Bakpax for My Subject.

Can Bakpax grade essays?2021-02-18T19:21:57-05:00

Bakpax cannot grade essays at this time due to their subjective nature and large variety of answers. You can, however, choose to grade longer responses manually by turning off autograde for questions.

Learn more about manual grading here.

Can students complete their work entirely online?2021-02-18T19:21:16-05:00

Yes! Students can complete their assignments directly in Bakpax by choosing the Complete Online option when submitting their work.

For more information about completing work online, click here.

Does Bakpax work for Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams?2021-02-18T19:20:29-05:00

Yes to both!

See our articles Bakpax & Google Classroom and Bakpax & Microsoft Teams for more information.

Does Bakpax support Chromebooks?2021-02-18T19:18:47-05:00

Yes! Your students can choose Complete Online to complete their assignments electronically on their Chromebooks.

How much does Bakpax cost?2021-02-18T19:18:15-05:00

Bakpax is free for teachers and students. For more information, click here.

Do you offer group pricing or plans for groups of teachers?2021-02-18T19:13:57-05:00

For school and district licenses, please contact us at

How long are you offering free access to Bakpax?2021-03-02T23:00:31-05:00

Bakpax’s content library, paper-to-digital conversion, editing toolkit, and our unique autograding service will continue to be free for teachers and students.

Need more help? Visit our Help Center for detailed articles and videos, or contact for one-on-one support.

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