[LON-CAPA-users] Exam Security

Seema Ali sali at vsb.bc.ca
Sun Mar 11 13:49:33 EDT 2012

Thanks Todd,

The technicians are not keen on creating special accounts. =[

They are also not interested in creating special policies to provide restrictions.  So software seems to be the only solution at the moment.

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From: lon-capa-users-bounces at mail.lon-capa.org on behalf of Todd Ruskell
Sent: Sun 3/11/2012 10:38 AM
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Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Exam Security
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?
	From Seema. 

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