CN established a partnership with ProctorEdu to Conduct
Credible Online Proctored Exams
by CourseNetworking - October 3, 2022
Due to Covid and the rise of remote learning, online
quizzes and tests have become a regular part of
students’ learning experience. This means teachers need
a simple way to deliver these assessments. Timed and
untimed exams and quizzes are important parts of this
solution, and grading can be made even simpler by
automation. These tests can be available for students to
By using online exam proctoring tools, institutions are
able to ensure the credibility of the assessment
results. Through the integration between CN Quizzes tool
and ProctorEdu, faculty and schools can now monitor
students' exam taking behaviors easily. This integration
brings together the strengths of both platforms and
opens up new opportunities.
About CN LMS
is the next generation of learning management systems
that embed social networking, badging, ePortfolio,
learning analytics, and gamification within a single
software suite. Unlike the conventional LMS, Social LMS
provides a social media look-and-feel type of interface
and user experience (UX) design. When students enter
into a "social" online course, it is like entering a
real classroom space with everyone present to discuss
and socialize. Students can feel a sense of community as
they and the instructor make posts, (as easy as posting
on Facebook and Instagram) and reflect on hundreds of
posts and polls written by classmates. This posting
concept embedded in the social LMS software offers
services supporting the learning activities of the
course but, more importantly, for engagement and
is a browser solution for online monitoring, recording,
and evaluating user behavior throughout online
assessments. The product has been providing online
proctoring services since 2016 and their mission is to
make education more accessible to the students from all
over the world.
But first - What Is an Online Exam?
An online exam is a term used to describe a modern way
of student assessment conducted on a computer, mobile
phone, or other device with an internet connection. It
is a convenient, more time- and cost-efficient way to
test student knowledge in a wide range of fields. Thus,
more and more educators tend to implement online exams
in place of traditional class-based tests. An online
exam usually implies using a special platform and such
elements as a login page, where students enter their
username and password; an exam interface, where the
examinees view the questions and complete their answers;
and a submit button, which sends the completed exam to
the instructor. Online exams stand out with some
distinguishing features. Here are the most important of
Diverse structure. Online exams can be delivered in
a wide variety of formats, including different types
of questions, such as multiple-choice,
fill-in-the-blank, true/false, short answer, etc.
This allows for a more customized assessment that
can better target the specific test-taker’s skills.
Automation. Online exams can be automatically
graded. They don’t require a human who has to check
Flexibility. Online examinations can be taken from
any place and at any time, providing both students
and educators with greater flexibility.
Various proctoring solutions. In contrast to a
class-based test, which is usually monitored by a
live human invigilator, an online exam can be
proctored in different ways. The integrity of such
an assessment can be ensured by live remote,
recorded, and AI-based proctoring software. Each of
these solutions comes with a wide range of
cutting-edge features, so every educational
institution can find the most suitable option for
their particular goals.
What Are the Different Ways of Proctoring Online Exams?
Live Remote Proctoring: Live remote proctoring
implies that an online exam is supervised in real time
by a human invigilator through the webcam and microphone
of examinees. This type of proctoring is not as flexible
as the other two since students have to determine the
date and time of the examination, but it fits best for
important assessments that may require communication
between participants and a proctor.
Recorded Proctoring: Recorded proctoring
solutions are based on special software that records and
stores the entire examination process, so after the end
of the test, a human proctor can review the audio-visual
feeds to eliminate any forms of cheating.
AI Proctoring: AI or automated proctoring is a
cutting-edge solution that monitors the whole
examination process without any human intervention. This
type of software involves features of machine learning
and human analysis to identify undesirable student
activities by analyzing suspicious eye movements,
repetitive behavior, irregular heartbeat, etc. If
academic cheating is spotted, the software will flag the
exam for further review.
Which unique features does ProctorEdu offer?
In 7 years of existence, ProctorEdu has come a long way
and become a top notch technology. Here are some of the
features that they provide:
Credibility score - an automatic AI-powered
assessment of confidence in test results makes
tracking exams a human invigilator unnecessary.
Biometric verification of identity makes sure the
same person has started and ended a test and tracks
all the interventions by possible helpers. The
system also makes sure that the person in the ID
document (f.e. passport) and the person in front of
the camera is the same person.
Physiological voice detection detects any whispers
and any suspicious noise.
An option to have 3 video streams of a student: (1)
a video from the student's webcam, (2) their
screencast and (3) the additional mobile camera in
case you also need a video of, for example, the
student's desk to see that there was no any banned
tools on it while taking the test.
- A second monitor detection.
Mobile support - students can take tests with
proctoring on Android and iOS mobile devices.
A fully web-based solution, there is no need for
test-takers and other users to download anything.
And there are very mild technical requirements for
using our proctoring too (i.e. internet speed of 256
Can be integrated with any LMS or testing platform.
For live proctoring - Proctors can communicate with
each student via audio, video and text in real time.
Customizable features to create your perfect test
Online exams are a fast-growing trend in the educational
sphere. They allow for greater flexibility, time, and cost
efficiency, which is not always possible with traditional,
in-person exams. What’s more, online examinations have the
potential to reduce the level of academic dishonesty since
they come with improved proctoring solutions that are able
to protect the integrity of online learning courses.
ProctorEdu is one of the most advanced solutions which can
help you optimize your education process.