Proctorio is used for remote testing in online courses. Benefits include:
- Students access virtual proctoring remotely in Canvas (no need to go to testing center)
- Audio/Video algorithms detect open book/notes/browser activity, other people in the room, and unusual behaviors (e.g. looking off screen repeatedly)
- Instructors control the level of security
- Suspicious behavior is automatically reported in Canvas
Open your Canvas course in Google Chrome
Select Settings from the navigation, then choose Navigation
Drag Secure Exam Proctor from the list of available options to the navigation list
Click Save at the bottom of the page
Import the Student and Instructor Guides and Practice Quiz
Import the guides and practice quiz to help with the set-up for Proctorio and ensure it is working properly before students begin the quiz or exam.
In your Canvas course Settings, click Import Course Content
For Content Type, choose Copy a Canvas Course
In the Search for a course field, begin typing "Proctorio Guides and Practice Quiz" and click on the title once it appears below the text box
In the Content selector, choose Select specific content
Click Select Content then check the boxes next to Quizzes and Pages, then click on Select Content (wait for the import to finish)
Students and Proctorio
Your students must also install Proctorio if they would like to interact with your quiz. To do so, you can either direct them to the link above, or you can simply have them go into their Canvas course, find the Secure Exam Proctor tab, and find the link there.
You can also direct them to the "Getting Started with Proctorio Student Guide" in the Pages tab, which can also give them an opportunity to take the Practice Quiz so they can check their browser set-up before they try and take their proctored exam.
There may be times where you receive a message from a student stating that they cannot access their quiz because they need an access code. Do NOT provide them with an access code! Proctorio should automatically fill this field in if everything is working correctly. The best solution to this is to (1) make sure they are either using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. (2) Have them clear their cache and cookies. (3) If they have done that and it is still not working for them, have them uninstall, then re-install the Proctorio extension.
For additional directions and troubleshooting tips for Proctorio, direct your students to https://www.usu.edu/testing/students/proctoring.
Activating Proctorio in a Canvas Quiz
Open your quiz settings by clicking the Edit button
Check the box for Enable Proctorio Secure Exam Proctor
Set a quiz Time Limit
In the tabs across the top, click Proctorio Settings and choose your desired exam settings
Viewing the Proctorio Grade Book
For each quiz that is remotely proctored, a Proctorio Gradebook can be found in the right-hand, “Related Items” pane under “View Proctorio Gradebook.” This contains the video, audio, and other monitored information for each test taker.
An extensive tutorial video on using the Proctorio Gradebook can be found on the Display Options tab under Gradebook Tour.
Proctorio Minimum Device Requirements
Proctorio offers a flexible service, which may include recording of video, audio, and screen activity or none of the above. The system requirements are dependent on the exam settings. Test takers are encouraged to use a practice exam to test their systems prior to taking an exam. Virtual machines and proxy connections will not work. Basic requirements include:
- Chrome Browser
- Chrome Proctorio Extension
- Web Camera
|Operating Systems||Windows 7+||macOS 10.11+||Ubuntu 18.04+||Chrome 58+|
|Processor||Intel Pentium or better||Intel||Intel Pentium or better||Intel Pentium or Arm|
|Free Disk Space||250 MB||250 MB||250 MB||250 MB|
|Free RAM||2 GB1||2 GB1||2 GB1||2 GB1|
|Upload Speed||0.092 - 0.244 Mbps2||0.092 - 0.244 Mbps2||0.092 - 0.244 Mbps2||0.092 - 0.244 Mbps2|
|Microphone||Any Microphone, either internal or external3 for all systems|
|Webcam||320x240 VGA resolution (minimum) internal or external3 or all systems|
1. Free RAM is the minimum amount of memory that is not in use by other applications
2. Depending on the exam settings, secure browser has no upload speed requirement
3. Only required for proctoring, secure browser functionality does not require audio/visual recording