[LON-CAPA-users] Exams with lon-capa

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 16:42:55 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Lars,

> >>The question is how best to assure that no students logs in from outside
> >>the exam room, like from home, and takes the exam from there. Does
> >>lon-capa have some feature to prevent this, or is it planned? 
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >The parameter:
> >Client IP/Name Access Control (acc)
> >
> >Is supposed to implment this. I don't believe it has any effect
> >currently.
> >
> >But it should eventually allow you to specify an IP address or a group
> >of IP addresses that are the only machines allowed to access this
> >resource.
> >  
> >
> This would be a very cumbersome solution for most situations. In general 
> i wouldn't know what the exact IP's my students would have. and 
> wildcards would be out of the questions because the general access labs 
> here have IP's very similar to those of the classrooms. A better 
> solution would be the one I outlined, with a password released at the 
> time of the exam.

Not much of a defense against cell phones/pagers/ICQ/IM/email/etc.

Server side defense is the only thing that will actually work.

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