Please note that Opscan Services with the Office of the University Registrar are permanently suspended. Please see the other scanning sources below to meet your scanning needs.
Other Scanning Sources
The following company provides a comprehensive scanning and post-process service:
NCS Regional Processing Center (RPC)
Contact: Tony Tossona
(800) 735-2566 ext. 1388
Introduction to Post-Processing
In order to process raw data from test/survey results, you need to pass the data through one of two methods:
- Excel or another spreadsheet program. Using spreadsheets requires importing the data to a spreadsheet file, then creating equations and/or functions that process the data.
- SAS (a statistical software package). Using SAS requires having the SAS software either on a desktop machine, or using it through an Instruct/Research account. It is also necessary to use a program specifically written to process the data. We have already created a number of SAS programs which will process the majority of raw data files/formats used by Opscan customers.
Cornell has a site license for SAS software which is handled by CU Software Licensing Services at CIT. Please visit the software licensing website for more information (pricing, system requirements, order form, etc.).
A number of SAS programs are already available for public use and can be used with the desktop version of SAS.
Any Cornell academic user can register for an Instruct account in order to use SAS. To request an account on the Instruct server, contact the Academic Technology Center's support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can use a Research account if you have research-oriented tasks. For more information and the form for requesting a Research account, go to: www.cit.cornell.edu.
Using SAS on Instruct and Research:
In general, once you login to your Instruct/Research account to run an SAS program, type SAS followed by the program name. For example: sas stdeval (where "stdeval.sas" is the name of the SAS program).
Uploading SAS programs and data to your Instruct/Research account:
To upload an SAS program or data file you must use FTP. Use FTP to connect to your Instruct (instruct1.cit.cornell.edu) or Research (rsrch1.cit.cornell.edu) account with your NetID and password. You will then upload your program from your computer to your directory space on your account (transfer the program in ASCII [text] mode).
CISER consultants can help SAS users with data access, data manipulation, program logic, program syntax, and de-bugging, as well as database conversions and file transfers across computing platforms. More information is available at the CISER website.
At the present time, the Office of the University Registrar does not create customized, printed forms (bubble-sheets). However, you may contact National Computing Systems (NCS) at 1-800-735-2566. Ask to speak with the Cornell representative about creating forms.
Additional questions regarding the Opscan scanning service may be directed to email@example.com.