[LON-CAPA-users] questions about our first exam - controlling access

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Wed Feb 12 19:17:07 EST 2014


On Feb 12, 2014, at 6:52 PM, Joseph Mingrone <jrm at mathstat.dal.ca> wrote:
> We would like to restrict access to the exam to students who are in the
> exam rooms.

If you know the IP-address range of the rooms, you can restrict access to only those rooms.

>  Is there any way to require a password to access a
> resource?

You can in addition set a proctor password to unlock a folder.

>  Perhaps something with slots?

Nope, not good.

>  Do you have any other
> suggestions?  IP based restrictions will be tough because the students
> will be writing at a couple different locations across the campus.

How many rooms?

> To restrict access to the homework problems I will probably hide the
> homework folders just before the exam starts.  I also turned off the
> communication features.  For those with more experience with LON-CAPA
> exams, is there anything I should considered for exam security?

Not really, except that the exam is then automatically “open book” anyway (which could be just fine), since the students have access to the web.

Overall, sounds like proctor password is what you want.

- Gerd.

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