McGraw-Hill Education launched its Tegrity Remote Proctoring tool today enabling higher education institutions to place their exams and assessments online.
Some schools require students to visit the campus or remote proctoring site, but McGraw-Hill Education has created a tool to keep those remote students.
The Tegrity Remote Proctoring tool is part of McGraw-Hill Tegrity Campus which allows for students to securely take exams and assessments online from anywhere. The integrity of online proctoring is ensured with the collaboration of Respondus LockDown, a browser “lock down” technology. Respondus Lockdown controls the learning environment and is used in conjunction with learning management systems like Blackboard, Moodle, or Desire2Learn.
When students use the technology, they are required to agree to the testing policy and verify their identity. The student then completes and submits the exam for grading.
“Remote proctoring offers instructors a new world of possibilities for exams and assessments and we’re seeing a number of universities create unique curricula based around web tools like remote proctoring and video-based lecture capture,” Tom Malek, vice president of Learning Solutions and Services for McGraw-Hill Higher Education, said in the company’s press release.
According to the company, instructors are able to create more interactive exams with audio and video engagement, rather than standard multiple choice questions.
Laramie County Community College in Wyoming is one of the institutions utilizing the technology and has used it in more than 15 programs including nursing, public speaking, business management and exercise science courses.