Provided by Software Secure, this fully-online test proctoring option costs students $13.50 per exam and is conducted entirely through the student's computer. The service requires students to have a webcam. The instructor creates an account through the Remote Proctor site and provides details for the exam (start and end dates, times, anticipated number of students, allowed items in the testing area). When they take the exam, students log into the Remote Proctor site, pay the examination fee, show their ID and face to the webcam, pan their webcam around the room where they're taking the exam, and then log into Moodle through Remote Proctor's secure browser.
One new feature provided by Remote Proctor is if the student messes up
registering for the exam or confirming their identity, the student will
receive a notification that they're unverified and can reregister before
they take the exam. Before the student could take the exam without
confirmed identity and wouldn't find out until much later. The entire testing session is recorded by Remote Proctor and watched later by a trained proctor who alerts the instructor of suspicious behavior made by test takers. Instructors then have access to the recording of any student's exam and can decide an appropriate course of action.
Please note that Remote Proctor operates on Eastern Standard Time.
Remote Proctor will not work on Chromebooks; adjust accordingly.
Google Chrome no longer supports
Microsoft Silverlight. What this means is instructors will not be
able to review the Remote Proctor recordings using Chrome. Since
Microsoft is abandoning Internet Explorer, use Firefox or Safari for
viewing exam recordings.
Contact the CSTL for specifics on using Remote Proctor.