What is Online Proctoring?
Online Proctoring is a visual student authentication system that uses an automatic Artificial Intelligence algorithm to verify the identity of the online student and to detect changes in the individuals’ behaviors throughout the whole learning process. Online proctoring is more important than ever now that we are in a fully or near fully virtual learning environment where students need to asses from outside of the classroom.
Why Online Proctoring?
Academic integrity is the ethical fabric of your institution. Fairness for all is the ultimate goal and, as educators, we need to ensure this is always the case. As moral and ethical perceptions may vary among different cultures and generations, it is imperative for educational institutions, educators, teachers and instructional designers to consider different perceptions of academic integrity in their practice and strategies. Further, in a virtual learning environment, testing needs to be managed differently and online proctoring tools can preserve the academic integrity that we realized in the classroom by managing virtual behaviors and identify through smart technology.
Open LMS can help you to easily integrate proctoring tools with your Open LMS platform using standard plugins or Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) integrations. Explore the details about our recent partnership with Smowl and you can be up and running with an e-proctoring tool instantly.
Want to hear from other institutions using Smowl + Open LMS?
IPLACEX, the Latin American Professional Institute of Foreign Trade, is a Chilean higher education institution. For the first two months of 2020, IPLACEX administered more than 5,000 online assessments — and then COVID forced everyone to learn from home. IPLACEX is on target to administer more than 25,000 online assessment in 2020. How did they leverage e-proctoring and Open LMS to make it possible?
Now it’s time for you to get started!
We are offering a free solution until the end of 2020. SMOWL is giving up to 1,000, 2,000, or 5,000 proctored exam sessions to our education clients (depending on the number of users), which means that most clients might be able to do all of their proctored exams without paying anything.
You can request your free solution directly form your Open LMS site via OpenBot on Smowl’s settings page (Site administration -> Plugins -> Blocks -> SMOWL). Watch the video instructions. (Please turn SMOWLS’s block visibility ON in your site first)
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