Academic Integrity and Online Proctoring (eProctoring)
Online proctoring (eProctoring) provides additional rigour to support AI in online exams on a fee for service basis. There are a number of different methods including live proctoring and review of a recording by a human proctor after completion. If there are specific courses that have unique needs (high impact, admissions prerequisite, program needs), supervision and/or review by a remote but live proctor, in combination with the online exam implemented in Quercus using the Quiz tool, is a possibility.
However, you should contact your Vice-Dean Education, or equivalent, for guidance and approval.
- Inadequate bandwidth and equipment, or geographical location may impact student ability to meet technical requirements.
- Accommodations must be provided for students with accessibility needs.
- Students may be anxious regarding the technical aspects of taking an online exam with a remote proctor or recording.
- It is difficult to onboard large numbers of students simultaneously (200+), as vendor technical support may become a bottleneck. Rolling start times within a given window may be necessary.
- Set up of online proctoring requires considerable effort on the part of the instructor to craft communication, prepare students, and develop an exam within system constraints.
- Avoid use of platforms that are not institutionally approved and supported for online proctoring use at the University of Toronto (e.g., publisher add-ons, Zoom or TopHat). Be aware that low or no cost services are very easy to manipulate (e.g., use of pre-recorded video of working at computer, adjusting of camera to not show ‘cheat sheets’).
- Follow these suggested strategies to ensure students are comfortable and able to succeed in this online assessment process.
- Read about service providers fully vetted by U of T for information security and data management practices, and contact information to learn more.
- Digital Learning Innovation portfolio will provide consultation and support for eProctoring implementation where divisional approval has been received. Contact the Director of Digital Learning Innovation or email@example.com for more information.
- Academic administrators responsible for oversight of the use eProctoring should consult the Provostial Guidelines for Online Assessment Invigilation