The world is feeling the changes brought on by the current health crisis. We are adjusting our daily routines in order to keep our families, friends, and colleagues safe. Many of us are navigating changes to where and how we operate our businesses. In the assessment industry, we are rapidly making adaptations that will enable examinees to learn and grow remotely in this socially distanced time.
At ITS, we know that this abrupt switch to a remote environment has been challenging. We also know that staying connected is important, now more than ever.
We’re standing alongside all of our partners in your search for a remote proctoring solution that will help you reach your examinees—a solution that easily integrates with your learning and assessment systems, offers a level of security or monitoring, and provides a positive examinee experience.
Today, we want to walk you through a few of your available options.
Remote Proctoring Options
There are three types of remote proctoring solutions that you may want to consider, all of which require the examinee to have a web camera:
- Option 1: Your Program Provides the Proctors
Many of our proctored programs have educators or board administrators provide proctoring. While the concept of having a third party handle proctoring is interesting, the cost may be prohibitive. ITS technology can be used in conjunction with an online conferencing application, such as Zoom, Teams, or WebEx, to give you a locked-down, secure method of testing that does not add any additional costs beyond using the conferencing software, which many institutions already have.
- Option 2: Automated Monitoring
In an automated monitoring solution, the ITS system manages the registration of the test, and the examinee logs into a system that records their video and, optionally, their screen. No appointment is necessary. These recordings can be used to verify that the examinee did not cheat during the test. Artificial intelligence is also used to observe an examinee testing in real-time, flagging voices or people and pausing or terminating the test as necessary. The cost is 25–50 percent of the cost of taking a test in a testing center.
- Option 3: Live Human Monitoring
Examinees must schedule a time to take a test. Like automated monitoring, the examinee takes the test from home. However, with live human monitoring, a person greets and checks in the examinee, and monitors the examinee during testing. Video and screen recordings are typically made. The cost is similar to or slightly less than the cost of taking a test in a testing center.
Continue to check here on the ITS blog for more new and exciting options that can support you and your examinees!