Benefits of Online Test Proctoring in Higher Education

Lisa Ramirez
Lisa Ramirez
Student taking test

We’ve outlined some of the top benefits of online test proctoring in higher education.

Benefits for Institutions

Online Proctoring Software Verifies IdentitiesScreenshot of student getting an ID

Identity verification is a key element in secure online testing, as institutions want to ensure the student receiving the credit is the one taking the test. Software tools like YuJa Verity make identity verification part of the process to ensure grades are being earned with integrity.

Online Test Proctoring Software is Scalable

Because there is no specialized hardware, online test proctoring can be rolled out anywhere. As the number of online, hybrid and hyflex courses increases, so does the need for an online test proctoring solution that affordably scales with the institution. 

Benefits for Instructors

No Complicated Learning Curve for Instructors

Instructors have a lot on their plates without having to learn something new for remote test proctoring. With software that integrates directly with an institution’s LMS, instructors can create a quiz or test in their LMS as they normally would, edit their settings, and wait for students to take their assessments. Results are displayed in a central LTI app location.

“With software that integrates directly with an institution’s LMS, instructors can create a quiz or test in their LMS as they normally would, edit their settings, and wait for students to take their assessments.”

Analytics Provide In-Depth Reports on Testing Behaviors 

With deep analytics, instructors can better understand current patterns and trends over time both for their course and for individual students. Instructors can use these reports to improve online testing success.

Benefits for Students

Online Proctoring Offers Flexibility to Test-Takers

Students can take tests online from the comfort of their own home or in a place that is familiar and comfortable. In addition, if those taking the test are professionals testing for certifications or licenses, or students with daytime obligations, they don’t have to take time off to travel to a testing center or worry about timing as long as the test is completed during a set timeframe.

Users Don’t Need Specialized Hardware

Users can take tests – including those conducted by third parties like Pearson-Vue, McGraw, ALEKS, and others – with a standard desktop, laptop, or tablet in a few simple steps. This helps make testing available to students no matter where they are in the country or world. 

 

 

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