This article will describe the necessary steps for a Learner to be properly proctored by an authorized third-party when taking a given online learning event or testing activity.
This authorized online third-party proctoring is sponsored thru a company called Integrity Advocate.
What does the Learner Need to sit for a Proctored Activity?
The only item necessary for a Learner to take a proctored exam is a government issued photo ID.
The Learner Experience
Just below are the easy quick steps a Learner will take in order to sit for a properly proctored activity.
The Learner will login to the LMS and select the appropriate Learning Element to be proctored.
Upon beginning this proctored Learning Element, Integrity Advocate will access the Learner’s webcam while temporarily obscuring further access to the learning activity.
Learner Submits Photo ID
Integrity Advocate will prompt Learner for a government issued photo ID.
This photo is processed and compared to any previously verified sessions for this User.
If a facial comparison match is verified, the Learner's new session will be linked with any previously verified sessions.
The name on the government photo ID is compared with the name attached to the session. If a facial match is made and the Learner's name also matches, notes are linked with this Learner's session, documenting a verified match.
If everything verifies, the Learner is prompted to the next step.
Learner Activity Begins while being Monitored
Learner Monitoring (if applicable):
The Integrity Advocate interface informs a Learner that their session is being monitored and allows them to minimize the Integrity Advocate interface. When minimized, the interface transitions to a ‘chat head’ style which can be repositioned on a Learner's screen.
The Integrity Advocate interface can be re-opened by clicking on the ‘chat head’.
Throughout this stage a Learner's face is visually tracked by Integrity Advocate.
If a Learner leaves camera-view, they are prompted to return at 5 minutes.
If they fail to respond, the Integrity Advocate proctored session will end.
Should this occur, the Learner will remain on the activity page but no longer being monitored.
If and when the Learner completes this online learning activity, the Integrity Advocate session will end.
The Learner proctoring process is very straightforward.
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