# Sample Methods for online testing
# Message from the Provost, 3/20/20
The university has just purchased an institution-wide license for Proctorio which will be available without cost for all our courses to use for 12 months. Proctorio is an online proctoring tool that helps ensure academic integrity for exams and other synchronous assignments. Proctorio is already regularly used by some of our peer institutions like Berkeley, Ohio State and UT Austin.
Proctorio exam proctoring includes three components:
Identity verification - captures images of test-takers and their IDs and uses facial recognition to flag any anomalies for review
Browser locking – prevents test-takers from navigating the internet and from taking screen captures or sharing exam materials
Exam recording – records each test-taker and uses artificial intelligence to flag any suspected cheating incidents for review
Proctorio resource page
For up-to-date Proctorio information, see https://ops.citl.illinois.edu/proctorio
# Proctorio Training Sessions
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) will be giving online training sessions on how to use Proctorio, our new online proctoring service. Proctorio Training Workshops
Monday 3/30, 10:00-10:30 (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/878542653)
Tuesday 3/31, 2:00-2:30 (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/120436911)
Wednesday 4/1, 10:30-11:00 (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/792214892)
Thursday 4/2, 1:30-2:00 (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/155093818)
Friday 4/3, 3:00-3:30 (https://illinois.zoom.us/j/805986767)
# Online testing
We will compile here some ideas for managing class exams while our courses are online. The primary issue to resolve is how to proctor exams.
This file is very much in its developmental stage --- please share ideas with Ely Kerman if you have them!
# Proctoring using Zoom
The following scheme is used by NetMath and was provided by Kerry Butson. It is not clear whether this can be scaled to work for large lectures.
- Students sign up for a time slot to take their exam.
- The students registered for a given time slot are divided among the available proctors. NetMath uses a ratio of 4 students per proctor. We should increase this for efficiency, but it is not clear what a manageable upper bound is.
- At the designated time, the proctor has each student under their supervision scan their writing room. When the proctor is satisfied that the room is appropriate they will deliver the exam to the students via Box.
- While viewing the exam electronically, the students complete the exam using pencil and paper. The Zoom connection with the proctor is maintained throughout.
- When the exam is completed, the students upload their papers by either taking a picture with their phone or using a scanner. A copy of their student ID is also uploaded at the time. The proctor will also check the uploaded work for legibility.