Proctorio

Proctorio is an online automated invigilation service integrated with Canvas that offers remote proctoring so students can take Canvas exams from anywhere. With Proctorio, each student's exam session is monitored by recording video and audio, along with screen and keyboard activity, during the exam to try to ensure exam integrity. While writing an exam, students are prevented from accessing other applications, websites, or browser tabs. Students go through an authentication process before they start an exam; there is no need to have them pre-register for specific exams. The Proctorio software analyzes the recording and flags potential issues for instructor review, such that instructors have the final decision on whether the activity constitutes misconduct. No Proctorio staff can access the recordings during or after the exam sessions; the recordings are assessed solely by the Proctorio algorithms and the course's instructor and instructional team.

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Getting started How do I get started?

Note: Gradescope has been funded through summer 2020.

  1. Proctorio requires the Chrome web browser. Make sure you are using Chrome and have the latest version installed: https://www.google.com/chrome/
  2. Install the Proctorio Chrome extension: https://getproctorio.com/
  3. Follow the detailed guide on the Keep Teaching website to set up your Proctorio assessment

Learn More:

  • Proctorio System requirements: https://proctorio.com/system-requirements
  • Proctorio itself provides basic FAQs as well as detailed system requirements for students.
  • Proctorio requires the instructional team (instructors and their TAs) and students to use the latest Google Chrome browser with the Proctorio Chrome extension installed. Both are freely available online. Exams recorded by Proctorio must be created and delivered in Canvas.
  • An important requirement for students is that they must take a Proctorio exam on a desktop or full laptop computer (tablets or smartphones are not allowed) which has a working web camera and microphone. They must complete the exam in a private location with a good Internet connection.
  • We recommend you create a Practice Quiz for students to take at least a week (preferably more) prior to your exam to ensure their system is ready to use with Proctorio.
  • Proctorio cannot be enabled on New Quizzes in Canvas; Proctorio only works with Classic Quizzes.
  • How to create a Classic Quiz in Canvas

What tools can I use with this?

Proctorio is integrated with Canvas using the same interface, meaning instructors and students can access Proctorio directly from Canvas. They will need to install the Proctorio Chrome extension first.


Available support What support is available?

Support is provided by the Learning Technology Hub and individual instructional support units.


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