Remote proctoring is the act of invigilating an online exam from any location to clamp down on aberrant behavior or cheating instances to ensure a cheat-free assessment environment. A remotely proctored exam is administered by experienced human proctors, an AI Algorithm, or both to maintain integrity
The AI-based proctoring technology raises flags highlighting various instances of suspicious activities:
Auto proctoring is an AI-based automated proctoring technology that uses students' webcams, and microphone feeds for auto invigilation.
It checks students' video feeds to raises flags in case of any suspicious activity visible in the video
It checks students' audio feeds and raises flags in case of additional human voices in the vicinity
It assesses checks students' pictures taken at regular intervals
Live proctoring is proctoring through expert human proctors in high-stakes exams. Mercer | Mettl is proud to have the largest team of trained proctors. We provide the following services:
One trained proctor invigilates multiple students simultaneously. The proctor to student ratio can be 1:16, 1:32, etc.
One trained proctor invigilates one student at a time.
The proctors can be from Mercer | Mettl's team or the educational institute. Proctors and students also have the functionality to undertake two-way communication.
Record and review proctoring is best suited for low-stakes exams. Proctors review the recorded video feed of students, ascertaining the flags generated by the AI bot.
The flags are combined into a report called the 'Credibility Index,' with details such as timestamps, duration, etc. Reviewers can see the video to note the instances where AI has specifically flagged suspected behavior.
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Virtual proctoring enables students to take online exams from anywhere given location as an experienced proctor monitors multiple test-takers online from start to finish. Students need to share their screen, video and audio with the proctors to initiate a virtual proctored exam. Whether it is a high-stakes exam or a sophisticated certification exam, virtual online proctoring lends utmost security and credibility to various such evaluations.
Exam proctoring is the ability to monitor exams from a remote location anywhere in the world. Using a webcam, a microphone-compatible computer and an uninterrupted internet connection, online invigilators proctor students in real-time and intervene upon observing anything suspicious to ensure maintaining the assessments sanctity.
A prerequisite for any online proctored exam is for the test-taker to switch on their video and audio and verify their identity. After a proper 3-point identity verification, or biometric authentication, a test-taker is allowed to start the exam. Post that, an AI or a human proctor monitors the exam from start to finish. They are swift at spotting discrepancies in the process and eliminate any form of unfair activity like cheating.
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Frequently asked questions around online proctoring
Top features of an online proctoring software are:
It should provide similar accountability levels as an in-person exam to test-takers.
It should have an AI-based algorithm capable of detecting dynamic digressions and suspicious cases with over 98% accuracy.
Should offer a secure browsing feature to eliminate concerns about on-screen cheating.
Should be able to provide almost instantaneous proctoring integration with any LMS or hiring management system.
Should provide automated, instantaneous and the most credible and relevant results.