Tegrity Remote Proctoring ensures the integrity of exams taken off campus, without the need to send the student to an expensive, and often distant proctoring facility. Rather, using a webcam and microphone the student can take their exam at their home while Tegrity records video of the student taking the test, along with the associated screen activity. The recordings cannot be paused while the student takes the exam, and when completed, the recording is immediately uploaded for instructors to review at up to 8x speed.
When the student is ready to take a proctored exam, they click Test on the Tegrity interface. The student is then taken through a simple workflow to record their exam, as follows:
- Agree to the testing policy
- The institutional test policy, controlled by the Tegrity Administrator is presented to the student, and they are asked to accept it in order to proceed.
- Optionally, the individual instructor for the course also has the option of adding a course-level testing policy for the student to review and accept.
- Prove identity
- The student is asked to hold up their student ID or other form of identification to their webcam in order to prove their identity. They then click a button to take a still image of their ID. If the image isn’t clear, they can retake the photo.
- Take the exam
- When the student is ready to begin the online exam, they click start and Tegrity records the screen activity, plus video of the student taking the exam. Remote Proctoring recordings do not allow the student to pause the recording.
- Complete the exam
- When the exam is completed, students click the stop button on the Tegrity toolbar icon, and the exam is uploaded to the appropriate course, automatically.
- Instructor review
- The instructor clicks on the “Tests” tab in Tegrity, then selects the recording to review it at up to 8x speed; although most instructors do not review every minute of each exam. Rather, they will check at random, or skim through them, as the fact that the recording was made is typically all that’s needed to prohibit cheating.
- Access via Blackboard (Use your CSU ID and password to login)
- The Remote Proctoring feature is often used in conjunction with the LockDown Browser™ from Respondus, which is is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser in conjunction with Tegrity’s Remote Proctoring feature, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.