Proctorio is an online proctoring tool designed to help ensure academic integrity. It’s integrated into Canvas and available at no charge to students to use. Please be strategic when you choose the quiz you want to use Proctorio on as we have a limited number of licenses to cover all of UW Oshkosh.
Am I required to use online proctoring?
No. The use of Proctorio is optional. If you decide to use it you can determine the extent of proctoring you want to do. If you didn’t want to record the video of your students taking the test you could turn that feature off.
Installing Proctorio on your computer
Both students and faculty must use the Google Chrome web browser and install the Proctorio Chrome plugin. If students do not use the Google Chrome browser with the plugin they will not be able to take the test.
How do I set it up?
- You need to activate it in your Canvas course by choosing;
- “Settings > Navigation (tab)”
- Selecting the three dots next to the button “Secure Exam Proctor”
- Choose “Enable”
Proctorio Options and Settings
After activating Proctorio on your quiz you will get a new tab next to the “Questions” tab.
Below are the available Proctorio setting options.
Unless you know exactly what you want to record it’s recommended that you choose the first 4 options. You can always choose to not to use them but you can’t go back if you change your mind later.
- Record Video
Records from the web camera.
- Record Audio
Records the audio from the microphone
- Record Screen
Records anything on the screen during the test
- Record Web Traffic
Records sites and URLs that were visited while taking the test
- Record Room
Takes a screen recording of the room the student is in at the time while taking the test
Lock Down Options
- Force Full Screen
Allows you to choose if the browser window should be at full screen and how long you will allow the browser to not be at full screen. Your options here are
- Only One Screen
Can a student have more than one screen attached? If selected the student would need to unplug the second monitor.
- No New Tabs
Disables tabs other than the one taking the test.
- Close Open Tabs
Students would need to close any other open tabs.
- Disable Printing
Prevent students from printing the test
- Disable Clipboard
No copying to the clipboard will be allowed
- Block Downloads
- Clear Cache
When the student exits the quiz the cache is cleared
- Disable Right Click
Disallows right-clicking (easy access to copy/paste)
- Prevent Re-entry
If a student leaves an exam Proctorio will not allow them to reenter the test
- Verify Video
Ensures student’s face is visible and place properly
- Verify Audio
Can Proctorio Detect sound in the room?
- Verify Desktop
Ensures desktop is viewable
- Verify ID:
Students would need to show ID to the web camera. This does not need to be a Titan ID it can be anything you want them to use.
- Verifiy Signature
Students will be required to sign a form before opening the test. This will be recorded.
Proctorio has the following utilities that you can allow students to use during the test.
- White Board
Behavior, Frame and Exam metrics
Allow you to adjust the weight of suspicious behavior and can be modified post-test-taking. Consider starting out with the “Recommended” settings to start with.
Set your suspicious behavior threshold.
Compare one test-takers actions to the rest of the class.
Below are links to Proctorio documentation answering common student questions and instructor guides.