Ohio University

Online Proctoring

Due to OHIO courses moving to remote and online delivery, Ohio University students will not be required to pay proctoring fees for automated proctoring for all Fall 2020 courses.


Online Proctoring is a fee-based service that allows students to take a proctored exam on their own device from a location of their choosing if their instructor has enabled the feature for their course. 

Instructors: All Blackboard courses are already configured to use Proctortrack. To use Proctortrack for proctoring exams outside of Blackboard, please contact the Service Desk.
Students: This service is only available if your instructor has enabled it for your course.

OIT deployed two surveys to Proctortrack users in July 2020. OIT received valuable feedback that will be used to continually improve OHIO's online proctoring solution.

How to Access

Follow these detailed steps to access Proctortrack via Blackboard Learn.

Features

  • Available for Blackboard tests and exams
  • Records the test session and flags suspicious behavior for instructor review
  • Proctortrack monitors:
    • Video feed from student's webcam
    • Student's eye movements
    • Audio levels in the student's environment
    • Hardware devices connected to the student's computer
    • The names of any applications or processes running on the student's computer
    • Whatever is visible on the screen during testing
    • Keystrokes
    • The identity of the student taking the exam 
  • Proctortrack does not monitor
    • Web browsing history
    • Content of personal files on the student's computer 

Automatic Proctoring ($5 per test: no charge for Fall 2020 courses)

  • Artificial intelligence monitors student during test then flags and record suspicious activity
  • Student requirements: 
    • Reliable internet access
    • Computer running a Mac or Windows operating system
    • Webcam and microphone (can use the built-in webcam and microphone on their computer)

Live Proctoring ($8 per test)

  • Artificial intelligence monitors student during test
  • If suspicious behavior is detected, a human proctor checks in on the session
  • Student requirements:
    • Reliable internet access
    • Computer running a Mac or Windows operating system with a webcam (for taking the test)
    • Webcam and microphone (can use the built-in webcam and microphone on their computer)
    • 2nd device, such as a smartphone or tablet, with a camera (for secondary monitoring)

Eligibility

  • Current instructors and students.

How to Request

  • All Blackboard courses are already configured to use Proctortrack. For more information about configuring a Blackboard exam for Proctortrack see the Getting Started section of the Help and Resources page for Online Proctoring. To use Proctortrack for proctoring exams outside of Blackboard, please contact the Service Desk.
  • Students: You can only use online proctoring if your instructor has enabled it for your course.