Optical Mark Recognition


Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Scanner System

The OMR scanner system (Opscan3) is for marking multiple-choice examinations or processing a user survey. Answers to a multiple-choice examination or a survey would be marked on pre-printed answer sheets which are fed into the optical scanner for processing.  The OMR system reads the answers and records the data into a file in the PC attached to the scanner.  This data file can be further processed or analysed with the use of software programs to produce statistical reports.

Booking of OMR Scanner System

  1. Staff and students can make an appointment online via https://hkufbs.hku.hk/ for using OMR scanner system (“special facilities”).
  2. Advanced booking is required for using the special facilities. Three 2-hour sessions are available for booking from Monday to Friday (except holidays). Details are as follows:

    10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon
    12:00 noon – 2.00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

    NO Same-day reservation is allowed.

  3. Reservation can be made for at most two 2-hour sessions per day, and up to a maximum of four 2-hour sessions per week by each staff/student. 30 minutes buffer time between each booked session for user to return the Remark Office laptop.
  4. Please come to Rm204, K. K. Leung Building to collect the laptop which installed the Remark Office. 
  5. No charge will be imposed on using the special facilities related to the UGC-funded activities. For non-UGC-funded activities, charges will be levied and users are requested to send an email to deskside@hku.hk for the charged details and arrangement before making online reservation.
  6. User guide of the OMR Scanner System can be found here


Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts