[LON-CAPA-users] Exams with Slot Controls

Gerd Kortemeyer kortemey at msu.edu
Wed Jul 1 13:34:21 EDT 2015


When doing online proctoring, there is a lot of data flying back and forth: you have the life-webcam and the screen-capture. Compared to that, the LON-CAPA traffic is minimal.

If students are running these exams from bad connections, there will be problems. Some provides really stink, or they throttle the bandwidth after a certain amount of data transfer. To survive this, you will need to make it the students’ responsibility to find a site with a stable, fast, and decent internet connection. Otherwise, since it is sometimes not in the students’ best interest to make this work flawlessly (after all, who really wants to take a math exam?), you will get all kinds of problems: real, imaginary, or blown out of proportion.

- Gerd.

> On Jun 29, 2015, at 11:16 PM, Huckleberry, David W <dhuckleb at purdue.edu> wrote:
> To say our first round of exams was a success, would be a big stretch. While the majority of students tested just fine in On-Campus, Testing Center and Online proctored sessions, there were still about 10-15 students in each class that had issues accessing problems. 
> Since it wasn’t EVERY student, I don’t think it was an overall setup issue. But what do we do when a student Validates with the proctor, then loses connectivity, and needs their exam reset?
> If you are using exams with slot controls successfully, would you be willing to help us out? We want this to succeed, but the frustration of using open source software is flying solo on what is going wrong.
> I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can offer.
> David Huckleberry
> Educational Technologist
> Innovations in Technology and Learning
> ITaP
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Gerd Kortemeyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Director, LON-CAPA Project
Michigan State University

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