Virtual Proctoring (aka Remote Proctoring)
Still proctoring the same way it was 100 years ago?
Delivery of high-stakes tests requires extensive security. In many cases, this requires an examinee to physically travel to a brick-and-mortar testing facility to take the test on a neutral computer (not their own) under the auspices of a professional proctor. However, there are plenty of situations where this is overkill, but you do not not want an examinee completely unsupervised either.
Remote proctoring has evolved to meet this need. Candidates take the test at home, but with a proctor that is present via webcam. Security protocols remain in place, such as requiring an examinee to show photo ID and to spin the camera to show that no one else is in the room.
A great example of this situation is pre-employment testing. Employers that receive large numbers of applicants will typically have the applicants take a battery of tests at home, and invite a top percentage in for an interview, but not before taking a confirmation test with a real proctor. It is simply not cost effective to have thousands of applicants come in person for interviews and tests with live proctors. However, taking the tests at home with no security protocols is also asking for disaster. Remote proctoring, as well as our WebLock functionality, provides the ideal process for delivering the first round of exams at home.
Want to learn more? Get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss how these 21st century technologies can enhance your assessment process!