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rose_henness
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How to proctor online exams?

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Our accreditation agency requires evidence of the following items: 

      ~ Appropriate measures required of students participating in distance and/or correspondence education to ensure that the student receiving credit is in fact the person completing the work.

      ~ When examinations are employed (paper, online, demonstrations of competency, etc.), they take place in circumstances that include firm student identification. The institution otherwise seeks to assure the integrity of student work.

Does Canvas provide anything that would satisfy these requirements? 

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Hey Cinthya,

We are looking to move from Respondus Lockdown Browser because of their lack of support for Chromebooks in higher ed. Can you tell me why you use both Honorlock AND ProctorU?

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waaaseee
Learner II

I think most people use the Respondus browser (to create a secure testing environment) or ProctorU (for live proctoring of the student) when it comes to online exams

dhulsey
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 @rose_henness ‌, Canvas itself does not have anything that proctors exams, but, as waaaseee‌ says, Canvas does offer integrations with a number of exam proctoring solutions. My school uses Respondus Lockdown browser (a testing browser) and Respondus Monitor (a webcam recording feature) for exam security for online exams. I hope that helps!

ccrojas
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We use ProctorU and Honorlock.

Honorlock has a great integration with Canvas Smiley Happy

tess_olten
Surveyor II

I don't think it necessarily implies proctoring. For reaccreditation at a former university, we had only to use the LMS login procedure as evidence of both of those points. While one could argue that a login can be shared, so can ID cards be faked. If the institution has a secure login to the LMS (two-factor authentication ideal), it could be all you need. Not sure of your accrediting agency (and often, the individual reviewer can make or break you), but this worked for more than one institution. Proctoring all exams is simply not feasible for a robust online program, nor is it even necessarily effective in stopping cheating.

Hey Cinthya,

We are looking to move from Respondus Lockdown Browser because of their lack of support for Chromebooks in higher ed. Can you tell me why you use both Honorlock AND ProctorU?

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ccrojas‌  - Are you still using Honorlock? How do you like it?  @degroot ‌ - Did you move to another Proctoring tool? If so, which one? We use Proctorio but are looking at Honorlock just to see what it offers.

SkyVKing
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[Cynthia and I are at the same uni.]

At our university we use both Honorlock (automated online with manual review) and ProctorU (live proctoring) at the professor's discretion. We were using ProctorU before Honorlock existed. Many professors are familiar with ProctorU so they stick with it. Also, some have very strict what is/what isn't allowed for their exams that they feel more comfortable using ProctorU's live proctoring service. From my personal experience with classes I've supported, I notice that Honorlock has more academic misconduct reports (ie it catches more testing issues). This requires faculty to be active in their courses to review the recordings when issues are reported (the recordings are quickly and easily available) and decide if they want to take action or not. The only "meh" thing is that the manual review reports are provided within one week (sometimes it is sooner though) of exam administration; which puts a real time crunch when it comes end of the semester if they have an exam on Saturday but grades are due the following Wednesday.  @Sylvia_Ami   @degroot 

Sky V. King
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