Remote Proctoring: What You Need to Know About it

by Tech Geekk writer
No one in their worst dreams would have imagined that this is how 2020 would turn out to be! But the truth is that the pandemic is not only here; it is here to stay for a while. But that does not mean we will give up our life in the meanwhile, yes? Exactly. That is why educational institutions across the globe, realizing that it may be a while before things can return to normal, have adopted digital means to teach students and ensure continuity in the education process. Now, so far, so good. But take a moment and think — is education merely about teaching, i.e., you share knowledge about new concepts, and more with students and you are done? No, one must also evaluate their progress, their retention, and more. But how does one do that remotely while also making sure that students don’t cheat? That is where the concept of Remote Proctoring comes in.

What is remote proctoring?

When exams are conducted in person, a supervisor in the venue can make sure that students taking the exam do not cheat. But how do teachers ensure that when reviews are conducted online? With remote proctoring, of course. Much like an invigilator for offline exams, remote proctoring enables teachers and educational institutions to supervise exam takers and make sure there is no cheating through the duration of the exam. To do this, the concept of remote proctoring employs software and various other digital tools to facilitate the monitoring of students.

Why do you need remote proctoring?

One of the biggest and most important reasons that have made online or remote proctoring necessary is the prevention of cheating. Many students usually are tempted to cheat, so imagine what they would do when the situation seems ideal to cheat. Exactly. With remote proctoring, teachers and supervisors can keep a close eye on candidates. 

Another reason why it is essential because it frees up everyone in the process from the limitations of physical venues. Neither the candidates nor the exam organizers are needed to be at a particular location to conduct or appear for the exam.

How remote proctoring works?

Based on the online exam system you pick, there are various means to proctor an exam online. Some of these ways have been listed below.

  • Remote proctoring starts even before the exam, i.e., it ensures only the enrolled candidate appears for the exam by leveraging tools such as OTP, facial recognition, and more
  • The other means for preventing students from cheating during an exam is to keep an eye on what windows the students have open in their browsers. The system can automatically end a student’s exam if they browse away from the review and have several tabs and windows open.
  • The system can also disable specific actions, such as copy and paste, to make sure students don’t copy answers.

So, go ahead and choose a robust online exam system for your institution without any worry at all.

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