There are tools on the market that offer a secured environment for online exams (remote proctoring). These tools require the student to film themselves with a webcam, and their screen is locked to all other applications. After the exam, the recording can be reviewed and will flag any suspicious activity.

The UCOW and Board of Examiners platform have reviewed this option, and has consulted with ITC and the TELT team about their experiences. Their preliminary conclusion is that 'using an online proctoring system may add to the reliability of the results'. Their full policy will be formulated in week 13.

The possibilities for proctoring are currently being investigated by the TELT team. The goal is to select a tool by Friday, March 27th and to have a solution in place by Wednesday, April 1st.

Please note that no proctoring solution can guarantee a fraud-free exam setting. In preparing their exams, lecturers are encouraged to choose an examination type that will limit the risk of fraud, as described in detail on this website.  

If you have any questions about this topic, please contact the TELT team.