New Proctoring MethodsFebruary 14, 2021
Today we introduced a new way to proctor assessments. This new process will make it easier to proctor remotely or to proctor large groups, while also giving proctors useful insights.
There are two ways to set up proctoring now:
- by Proctor PIN. We recommend this method for in-person proctoring. It is similar to the original process. If you would like to review this method, visit https://youtu.be/aEZo0kCw9gM
- by test-taker request. We recommend this method for remote proctoring and for proctoring larger groups in person. More information about this method is below.
Proctoring by test-taker request replaces the functionality that we introduced in 2020 to accommodate remote proctoring, where you could copy a proctored-session link and send it to your test takers. The “Copy URL for Remote Proctoring” button went away this weekend.
With this new process, a proctor sets up a proctoring session in the Admin Portal. Test takers request to join the session from your location’s assessment-launch page. In the Admin Portal, you can authorize or deny individual requests after verifying test-takers identities, in person or via video call. You are able to monitor test takers’ progress in real time via the Admin Portal, as well as end their proctoring session when you choose to.
To see how proctoring by test-taker request works, please review these videos:
- how to set up the proctor session in the Admin Portal: https://youtu.be/Y3uCihTJqos
- how a test taker will join your proctor session: https://youtu.be/g9Lo4ndbw78 (You may find it beneficial to share this video with your test takers when you communicate with them about taking proctored assessments.)
We also have a video on how to monitor and manage proctor sessions, whether they were started by Proctor PIN or by test-taker request: https://youtu.be/S2f0axcPLqo