[LON-CAPA-users] Proctor Password Slots/Assessments

Amos Lee lee at math.usask.ca
Mon Jul 6 20:28:10 EDT 2015


Fantasic, Stuart!  The "done" button is a "dream" feature that
we had desired for quite a while.

   I am wondering whether it is possible to have the following
added functionalities:

Proctor Credentials for Signing In (before timer starts):

As It Stands: At the start time of the scheduled time slot and
right before the student is prompted to activate the timer, the
system will ask for keyboard entry of the proctor's username
and password.  For a large group of 50 students, having the
proctor go around to enter the proctor's credentials one
student at a time is impractical.  In practice, one ends up with
little choice but to announce the proctor's credentials on the
board for all the students to type in themselves.  That opens
up a can of worms.

Desired Feature: Is it possible to set it up so that each student
is assigned a *different* "proctor signing-in" password?  If it is
possible, then each student can be given his/her unique proctor
password on a little slip of paper.  The non-reusability of "proctor
signing-in" password for another student would defeat potential
cheating via texting credentials to a friend.

Proctor Credentials for Signing Out (before student logs out):

The "Done" Button: Can we call it a "Proctor Sign Out" button
so that the student will need to call an invigilator/proctor
to sign the student out when done?  Having a SECRET
"proctor signing-out" password (that is different from the
"proctor signing in" password) may also be helpful, I think.

   By the way, I'd like to thank all the Lon Capa developers for the
latest version of Lon Capa (2.11.1-2015053018).  It is the best
version of Lon Capa yet that we have ever used since 2007.  The
system response is snappy, and the count-down timer works like a


Amos Lee
Math & Stats
Univ of Sask

On 17/06/2015 2:23 PM, Stuart Raeburn wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> See: http://bugs.loncapa.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6763
> See:  
> http://mail.lon-capa.org/pipermail/lon-capa-cvs/Week-of-Mon-20150615/026786.html
> When the timer parameter is set (and the scope is for all items in a folder),
> e.g., for a remote proctored exam, students currently need to remain  
> in place in the proctored environment until the time allotted to the  
> exam has elapsed.
> The next LON-CAPA release will contain a "done button" which the  
> student can use to indicate that he/she wishes to end the exam. Once  
> that button has been pushed) and the student has also confirmed that  
> he/she is "done"), and the action has been processed server-side, the  
> student's access to items in the exam folder will cease, and the  
> student may leave the proctored environment.
> Stuart Raeburn
> LON-CAPA Academic Consortium
> Quoting "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu>:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > We've not used this before but are looking into it. We have some   
> > online courses currently running and will be using ProctorU for the   
> > exams in one of them. One concern that's been raised about the   
> > security here is what is to prevent a student from signing up for a   
> > slot to take the exam with proctor u, go through it quickly and   
> > claim to be done after about half the time is gone, sign off, etc.   
> > but then come back unproctored before the 90-minute time limit has   
> > expired?  I just tested this in my demo course and it seems that   
> > once the proctor has authenticated to give access, the student can   
> > log out of Lon-Capa, come back and have access again as long as the   
> > time has not expired.  Am I missing something there?  I admit   
> > readily to being a novice at using Slots so perhaps there's a   
> > setting there which could prevent that behavior?
> >
> > Doug
> >
> > Douglas Mills
> > Director of Instructional Technology
> > Department of Chemistry
> > University of Illinois
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