Remote Proctoring

UCR now offers two "do it yourself" remote proctoring solutions (neither of which charge students or collect their data!). You can choose the strategy (or combination of strategies) that makes sense for you and your course. Keep in mind that no proctoring solution can completely eliminate academic misconduct. If you would like to talk more about assessment strategies, contact XCITE.

  1. YuJa Video Proctoring
  2. R'Proctoring (NOTE: requires advanced request)
  3. Alternatives: Action-Based Assessments and More Secure Online Exams in Blackboard and Canvas 

 

YuJa Video Proctoring

YuJa Proctoring enables students to record both their webcam (themselves) and their screen. Students begin the process by taking a picture of their Photo ID through Software Capture, and then they record themselves taking the exam. After a student has confirmed they have completed their recording, they will receive a message informing them that their proctored exam session is being automatically uploaded to their instructor's YuJa account. The Proctor Recorder also ensures that the recording is only securely allocated to a centralized instructor folder which will avoid distribution of the exam recording by the student. The Instructor and/or TAs can then review the videos quickly by moving the time bar at the bottom to scan for academic misconduct.

"Yuja came at just the right time for me -- I was able to, on 24 hours notice, require students to use YUJA in a 300 student lecture class and thereby shut down alleged plans to cheat on a midterm by several dozen students as documented in a chat discussion group." Christopher Switzer, Professor of Chemistry

Share these step-by-step instructions with your students. 

YUJA is not compatible with Chrombooks or Mac OS EI Capitan. To use this feature, follow the instructions below:

  1. First, the instructor must enabled proctoring for the specific course.  
  2. Students, if it is their first time recording, must download the software (a one-time download).
  3. Students will go to YuJa before beginning their exam, verify ID, and start the recording.
  4. After they have submitted their exam, students will click Save on their recording, and it is automatically stored only in the instructor's YuJa account for  their review.

This solution allows you to see both the student and their desktop. It requires someone to review the recording after the exam, rather than seeing the students take the test in real time.

R'Proctoring

Proctoring Process at a Glance

UCR offers an in-house do-it-yourself solution for remote proctoring for midterm and final exams that involves live proctors (e.g., faculty, TAs, trained staff from your department) watching students take the exam via Zoom in real time. This is the most resource-intensive option, and thus should only be used for high-stakes exams. If you are interested in this solution, please review the process and  follow the steps below.  XCITE staff assists with coordinating logistics and training.

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Proctoring Process at a Glance

 

 

 

 

This solution allows you to see the student in real time. It does not allow you to see what the student is doing on their computer, and it does not lock down their browser.

Request Remote Proctoring

If you would like to request R'Proctoring, please complete the form below. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified upon approval or provided with recommendations for developing/offering your assessment online. Please keep in mind that a minimum of 16 days is required to register an exam with us.

  • Fall 2020: Due to increased demand, R'Proctoring must be requested 21 days prior to the exam. We will contact you 16 days before the exam to provide consultation and training.
    • Note: A Proctoring Request is not necessary for Yuja Video Proctoring.
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Proctoring Request Form for Fall

 

 

 

 

Alternative Exam Approaches 

AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENTS

Are you interested in reworking your finals to create more authentic ways of measuring student learning that don't require proctoring? Authentic assessments are a student-centered method used to collect evidence of student knowledge. 

Why use Alternative Assessments?
  • Give students opportunities to engage in the construction of their own learning and how the meaning of the course content can be applied from their perspective and experience to explain complexities and solve problems.
  • No need for a traditional proctoring service.
  • Give students a variety of pathways to demonstrate what they know and how to apply their learned knowledge. 
  • Integrate the teaching, learning, and assessment experience.

Examples of Alternative Assessments

Professor Balser, Soil Science (formerly UW-Madison), prefers using authentic assessments to measure student learning and encourage her students to use their own passion, desire, and voice to demonstrate understanding of course concepts.

To implement these strategies, watch these longer trainings:

Additional Authentic Assessment Strategies: 
Digital Storytelling Journals
Blogging Design/Artwork
Student-led Teaching Model Construction
Debate Essays
Service Learning Labs
Interviews Presentations
Problem Solving Demonstrations/Performance
Observation Exhibits
Portfolio Simulations

For a course consultation on integrating authentic assessments into your curriculum contact XCITE.


Coming in Fall 2020

  • GRADESCOPE
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser