Remote monitoring is a limited form of proctoring that can be used when a small (sub)group of students cannot come to an exam on campus. In the most basic scenario, the lecturer would act as follows:
- At the scheduled exam time, the remote students log into Canvas.
- The exam is available as a PDF in a Canvas assignment, or the questions are available as a quiz.
- The students log into a Canvas Conference or MS Teams session and keep their camera / microphone on.
- The lecturer can monitor the students during the exam, and they can communicate via the chat.
- Students either upload their handwritten work or submit the online exam.
A few things to consider before setting this up:
- As with all remote exams, the risk of fraud is higher than on campus. Consider if you may be better off with alternative exam options.
- No recordings can be made due to privacy regulations. The exam is only monitored live.
- Because the students have access to the exam questions at home, these questions cannot be reused. If you want these questions to be protected, it may be worth the time to invest in a Remindo exam at home.
- Handwritten exams are more difficult to grade, but you reduce the chance of fraud if students are not allowed to use their PC during the exam.
- Talk to your programme management and/or board of examiners about any specific regulations you may need to consider.
- Because remote monitoring has not been rolled out UT-wide, support is currently limited. Starting in Q3 2020-2021, more support may become available (e.g. from the LISA service desk for technical issues, and/or the examinations office for general support).