[LON-CAPA-users] Exam Security

Todd Ruskell todd.ruskell at gmail.com
Sun Mar 11 13:38:59 EDT 2012

Hi Seema,

We haven't tested this super-rigorously because we have pretty good
proctoring, but this is what we've done to minimize issues:

For our Windows labs, we've created a specialized "exam" windows account.
It is established with permissions to run IE and desired plug-ins, and only
browse certain web addresses (ie: our LON-CAPA servers). At least at one
point, we were also able to customize the IE title bar, so a proctor
walking around the room could simply make sure the student was using the
exam account by looking at just the title bar.  Once logged in to the
specialized Windows account, the users of course use their own usernames to
get into LON-CAPA.


On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Seema Ali <sali at vsb.bc.ca> wrote:

> **
> I was wondering how to provide a secure computer environment for writing
> exams.
> The Opera browser has this pretty awesome kiosk mode.  You can even block
> Alt-F4 and Cntrl-Alt-Del with it in a Windows OS.  However, the computer
> technician discovered that Opera is not compatible with Lon Capa.  Is that
> still the case?  The technician is not too keen on maintaining a new
> browser.  We have Firefox and IE and there is a kiosk mode for Firefox but
> it is not a secure as Opera.
> Oh yeah and for an extra bit of a challenge, I have no budget to implement
> a solution. =]
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks.
> From Seema.
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