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CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY | August/September 2017
In extreme situations where that’s not an option, the instructor could also reconsider how to configure the software. “There are a lot of powerful features that really live in the metadata that allow you to leverage the power of this,” explained Hadsell. For example, the dashboard shows number of attempts on the quiz and details such as the average amount of time the test took. If the average is 42 minutes and a student completes it in six minutes, he suggested, “there might be a problem there worth digging into.”
Go Multi-Modal
Proctorio satisfied a certain need for some faculty, but not all. For example, in the credit acceptance agreements that CCC maintains with the University of California and California State University systems, a few of the disciplines mandate face-to-face proctoring; they won’t accept course credits unless that is in place.
The OEI working group examined the possibility of creating a network of reciprocal proctoring centers where students wouldn’t have to pay a fee; the colleges would accept each other’s students in their testing centers. Participating schools sign a two-page memo of understanding to join. Alongside setting that network up, OEI has introduced the idea of using Proctorio in the
testing center to create a seamless student experience while reducing the burden on staff.
So far so good. From a college perspective, said Hadsell, most of the institutions “are happy to have an affordable software-based solution that has been vetted for accessibility, information security and student privacy concerns.”
Remember: It’s About Educating Students
No matter what kind of proctoring solution is put into place, Hadsell said he believes that as the semester
goes on, there’s less need for it. Why? Because students learn that even if nobody’s watching, they’re still being checked on, which changes their behavior. “We had a lot of conversations in our selection committee around what we were trying to do. Are we trying to deter incidences of cheating? Are we trying to inform students about what cheating is? Are we trying to catch them? It’s probably all three.”
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for Campus Technology.

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