Proctored Exam and Test Options
Posted by ATC Staff, Last modified by Josh Manders on 18 September 2020 02:00 PM
Description: Learn what options instructors have for proctored exams and tests
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Proctored Testing Options
There is no one-size-fits-all proctoring solution and our recommendation is that teachers conduct a survey in the first few weeks of class to see what technologies their students have access to and pick an approach that doesn't leave anyone out.
Adopt alternative formative assessments that don’t require proctoring. Be creative and be willing to take risks to try something new. It may be that you will have to choose deep learning vs broad learning.
EXAMPLE: Ask students to explain one or two concepts in depth via a video or ask, students for written analysis or a presentation vs taking a multiple choice comprehensive final exam.
Use the quiz and/or assignment function provided within our LMS (Moodle) and ask that students agree to an honor code document (Marc Duyck’s has generously provided an example used in a PTA recent class). Trust your students to make good choices. Remind them that Moodle user logs show when students enter or exit exams, and if a student refers back to any material within the class. Exam analysis can assist instructors identify anomalies.
NOTE: Moodle can not prevent or track a user’s behavior outside of the class itself (i.e. internet search, secondary device, help from others, zoom sessions..etc)
Instructor-Managed Zoom Based Proctoring
LaneCC instructors can utilize zoom video conferencing to proctor their own exams. Keep in mind that zoom is simply a communications tool. You’ll still need to provide the assessment component through remote means (i.e. Moodle, GoogleDoc, emailed File...etc). Zoom proctoring places a large burden on an instructor's ability to secure and manage the zoom session appropriately.
If you choose this option, be prepared to:
Virtual Proctoring (AI Based) Webcam, microphone, speakers required
If your online class requires this level of proctoring to meet accreditation, licensure, or certifications, and you have not already done so, please fill out a brief form so that the Academic Technology department can estimate the number of proctored exams required. We are not able to provide this service universally and we ask that it primarily be used for high-stakes exams and not formative assessments.
If you are required to utilize this option be prepared to:
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Academic Technology Center