[LON-CAPA-users] Proctor Validation

Seema Ali sali at vsb.bc.ca
Fri Apr 20 14:30:18 EDT 2012

Yeah, the Exam Proctor is listed as one of the proctors.  I have no idea why it isn't working.

I'll keep tinkering with it.

Thanks so much for everyone's help.

>From Seema.

-----Original Message-----
From: lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf of Stuart Raeburn
Sent: Fri 4/20/2012 9:39 AM
To: lon-capa-users at mail.lon-capa.org
Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Proctor Validation

> Yep, the user is an Exam Proctor and I was using the slot's Secret   
> Word (which is: asdf) as the password.

A clarification ...

You can assign any user with any role in the course to be a proctor  
for a particular slot.  This is independent of the standard course  
role: "Exam Proctor", which can also be assigned.  The role grants  
specific privileges -- view the information at the following URL:  
/adm/help/tex/Course_Roles.hlp on your LON-CAPA server.

Based on your description, my guess is that the user whose  
username:domain you enter on the Proctor Validation page when  
attempting to grant student access is not listed as one of the  
proctors assigned to the slot.

That assignment occurs on page 3 of the slot creation/modification  
helper (reached as a CC via Main Menu -> Manage slots -> Edit

The heading on that page is: "Specify Proctors".

Can you check that the user who sill be proctor is listed at the  
bottom of the row of information for the slot, when you view the slot,  
as Course Coordinator, using Main Menu -> Manage slots.

Stuart Raeburn

Quoting Seema Ali <sali at vsb.bc.ca>:

> Yep, the user is an Exam Proctor and I was using the slot's Secret   
> Word (which is: asdf) as the password.
> I didn't place any restrictions on the IPs and I've waited for a   
> while for it to take affect.
> The test student is in the correct section and the student sees the   
> Proctor Validation page.  The password isn't working.
> The slot info says that # of student / max is set to 0.  I don't   
> know if that matters, because I have it set to preassigned so that I  
>  can pick sections to write during that time.
> I've tried logging in as the Exam Proctor and I chose the Exam   
> Proctor Role to see if there was something the Proctor needed to   
> activate but it displays the Course Contents of the section the   
> Proctor is signed up for, which is the same course but a different   
> section and nothing else seems different.
> From Seema.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf of Raymond Batchelor
> Sent: Fri 4/20/2012 7:49 AM
> To: Discussion list for LON-CAPA users
> Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Proctor Validation
> Have you assigned the Course Role of "exam proctor" to the proctor user?
> Also, I assume that you are using the password which you typed in   
> when you created the "slot" (not the proctor's own password)?
> Have you limited the slot to particular IPs?  If so you will have to  
>  be using one of those computers.
> Is your test student user actually enrolled in the correct section?
> (It seemed to work OK for me when I tried it using a couple of dummy  
>  usernames, one as "exam proctor" and the other as enrolled student,  
>  in a particular section, for my own IP (which I included when   
> editing the "slot".)
> Also, usually, newly set parameters do not take "immediate" affect.   
>  You might try logging out and logging in again a few minutes later   
> (maybe on a different server).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Seema Ali" <sali at vsb.bc.ca>
> To: LON-CAPA-users at mail.lon-capa.org
> Sent: Friday, 20 April, 2012 06:16:26
> Subject: [LON-CAPA-users] Proctor Validation
> Proctor Validation
> I set up a slot, and assigned the slot name to the slot of   
> availability for a folder. The slot requires the proctor to validate  
>  it. So when a student logs in they get a Proctor Validation screen,  
>  which is awesome. However, when I enter the proctor's username and   
> password, it doesn't let the student through.
> The message is: Failed to authenticate the proctor.
> I am not sure if I'm missing a step.
> From Seema.

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