Proctorio is an automated remote proctoring service that integrates with Canvas. Proctorio enables instructors to utilize machine learning and facial detection technology to remotely proctor online assessment to help protect the academic integrity of test-takers.
An Online@UT (Canvas) Proctorio support documentation site has been developed to familiarize faculty and students with Proctorio. Faculty will learn about best practices including wording for your syllabus. Faculty and students will learn how to get started with Proctorio, troubleshooting tips, and can review FAQs. We strongly encourage faculty and students to enroll in this site. You will need to log in with your NetID and Password.
Access the Proctorio support documentation in the OIT Online Self-Paced Workshop: Proctorio.
ABOUT THE ROOM SCAN FEATURE:
We wanted to offer a response to address faculty concerns regarding the recent news pertaining to proctoring room scans.
First, it is important to note that the decision in the recent Cleveland State case was a trial-level decision in Ohio. We believe this decision is the first on this specific subject matter and recommend being mindful of it. As such, the university continues to support instructors administering remote exams as they see fit, within certain parameters. However, please note that this perspective could change as further legal developments manifest.
Second, our campus proctoring software, Proctorio, does have the Room Scan capability. Disabled by default, instructors can enable this feature on a per-assessment basis. If you are personally uncomfortable utilizing this feature based on the potential for any violation of rights, we recommend not enabling it. Read Proctorio’s Striking a Balance response to the court ruling. If you do want to use this feature, we recommend first considering if other methods to deter academic dishonesty could be used and the efficacy of those methods. Then, if you remain interested in using this feature, consider conducting only a “desk” scan rather than a room scan, and notify students in your syllabus and again at least several hours before each exam that a scan will be used. This should allow students to choose which space they’d like to take the exam in and time to put away any personal items they don’t want visualized during the scan. We do not recommend allowing other students in the class to view the scans, either live or recorded.
And finally, know that our campus units are available to help you make sound decisions that are in the best interests of your students and your method of course delivery and assessment. We offer guidance and resources for alternative and authentic assessments both within and outside the Canvas learning management system. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
In the Volunteer spirit,
UTK Teaching Collaborative
(collaborative comprised of the following campus units: Office of Information Technology | Online Learning & Academic Programs | Teaching & Learning Innovation | University Libraries)