[teknoids] [EXT] Respondus Monitor and Remote Administration of Exams
Phillip C. Bohl
phillip.bohl at pepperdine.edu
Fri Apr 24 14:44:26 EDT 2020
So we fall back to trust?
How about that?
We went through a lot of scenarios for remote proctoring and determined
that open book with extended time to complete was the only way.
Let the fun begin!
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On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 4:33 AM MOORE, GARY <GMOORE at law.sc.edu> wrote:
> Good Morning, Everyone,
> We also looked into the Examsoft proctoring software, since that is also
> our secure testing platform, and found that cost prohibitive as well. Our
> entire Academic Technology staff sat in on a Respondus Webinar held by the
> University Instructional Services Center Staff last Friday since we had a
> few faculty using Blackboard for multiple choice exams. We found the
> software clunky, potentially hard to support as Stephen Nelson very much
> noted and one of my staff, who takes exams on Blackboard as a grad student,
> noted several ways around the monitoring software. Just isn’t worth the
> *Gary Moore*
> *Assistant Dean for Academic Technology*
> Email: gmoore at law.sc.edu |Web: http://law.sc.edu/it
> Knowledge Base – https://at.uofsclaw.org
> Academic Technology
> School of Law
> University of South Carolina
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> Columbia, SC 29208
> *From:* Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net> * On Behalf Of *Wondracek,
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:20 PM
> *To:* Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [teknoids] [EXT] Respondus Monitor and Remote
> Administration of Exams
> We actually had several faculty request remote proctoring, and one trying
> to determine how to do so in Zoom. I looked into the new Examsoft
> Proctoring software, since that is our secure testing platform. It was too
> cost prohibitive and too close to finals to get through our compliance
> department, then do appropriate testing of the software. I believe the Zoom
> idea was given up when the professor realized you can only see 49 video
> feeds per session, and you have to continually scroll through them.
> That said, try doing a Google search on how to get around the software.
> When I was looking at remote proctoring in general, there were several
> forums, especially reddit, that discussed how to trick the software, such
> as recording yourself taking a practice exam and then feeding that video
> back to the proctoring software on loop. It looked like different
> proctoring software had different loopholes that you may need to protect
> against. (Examsoft’s proctoring software is new, so there was no specific
> information on how to bypass it when I last looked).
> *From:* Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net> *On Behalf Of *Ivy,
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:34 AM
> *To:* teknoids at lists.teknoids.net
> *Subject:* [EXT] [teknoids] Respondus Monitor and Remote Administration
> of Exams
> Is your law school using Respondus Monitor to administer exams
> remotely? If so, I would appreciate hearing whether your faculty or
> students objected to video monitoring of students taking exams?
> If you have used Respondus Monitor previously, did users experience any
> noteworthy technical problems?
> My law school is evaluating options for remote administration
> of exams in the fall semester just in case. This summer presents a good
> opportunity for experimentation, since are offering only five courses with
> final exams. Unlike the spring semester’s credit/no credit grading, summer
> and presumably fall semester courses will have traditional grading, so
> security is essential.
> Thanks, and take care.
> *Greg Ivy **|*
> * Associate Dean for Library and Technology Underwood Law Library **|**
> Dedman School of Law **|*
> * Southern Methodist University 6550 Hillcrest Avenue **| *
> * Dallas, TX 75205 Phone (direct) 214-768-1829 **|* *givy at smu.edu
> <givy at smu.edu>*
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