UCR now offers two "do it yourself" remote proctoring solutions (neither of which charge students or collect their data!). You can choose the strategy (or combination of strategies) that makes sense for you and your course. Keep in mind that no proctoring solution can completely eliminate academic misconduct. If you would like to talk more about assessment strategies, contact XCITE.
- YuJa Video Proctoring
- R'Proctoring (NOTE: requires advanced request)
- LockDown Browser
- Alternatives: Action-Based Assessments and More Secure Online Exams in Blackboard and Canvas
YuJa Video Proctoring
YuJa Proctoring enables students to record both their webcam (themselves) and their screen. Students begin the process by taking a picture of their Photo ID through Software Capture, and then they record themselves taking the exam. After a student has confirmed they have completed their recording, they will receive a message informing them that their proctored exam session is being automatically uploaded to their instructor's YuJa account. The Proctor Recorder also ensures that the recording is only securely allocated to a centralized instructor folder which will avoid distribution of the exam recording by the student. The Instructor and/or TAs can then review the videos quickly by moving the time bar at the bottom to scan for academic misconduct.
"Yuja came at just the right time for me -- I was able to, on 24 hours notice, require students to use YUJA in a 300 student lecture class and thereby shut down alleged plans to cheat on a midterm by several dozen students as documented in a chat discussion group." Christopher Switzer, Professor of Chemistry
Share these step-by-step instructions with your students.
YUJA is not compatible with Chromebooks or Mac OS EI Capitan. To use this feature, follow the instructions below:
- First, the instructor must enable proctoring for the specific course.
- Students, if it is their first time recording, must download the software (a one-time download).
- Students will go to YuJa before beginning their exam, verify ID, and start the recording.
- After they have submitted their exam, students will click Save on their recording, and it is automatically stored only in the instructor's YuJa account for their review.
This solution allows you to see both the student and their desktop. It requires someone to review the recording after the exam, rather than seeing the students take the test in real-time.
Proctoring Process at a Glance
UCR offers an in-house do-it-yourself solution for remote proctoring for midterm and final exams that involves live proctors (e.g., faculty, TAs, trained staff from your department) watching students take the exam via Zoom in real-time. This is the most resource-intensive option, and thus should only be used for high-stakes exams. If you are interested in this solution, please review the process and follow the steps below. XCITE staff assists with coordinating logistics and training.
This solution allows you to see the student in real-time. It does not allow you to see what the student is doing on their computer, and it does not lock down their browser.
Request Remote Proctoring Consultation
If you would like to request a consultation to prepare for R' Proctoring or YuJa Proctoring, please complete the form below. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified upon approval or provided with recommendations for developing/offering your assessment online. We recommend that instructors request a proctoring consultation at least 14 days prior to the exam date.
Proctoring Request Form for Winter
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system to discourage digital cheating during online tests. Students cannot print, copy, or go to another website—everything is locked down until the exam is submitted for grading.
Training webinars are available each month, generally lasting 30-40 minutes.
Alternative Exam Approaches
Are you interested in reworking your finals to create more authentic ways of measuring student learning that don't require proctoring? Authentic assessments are a student-centered method used to collect evidence of student knowledge.
Why use Alternative Assessments?
- Give students opportunities to engage in the construction of their own learning and how the meaning of the course content can be applied from their perspective and experience to explain complexities and solve problems.
- No need for a traditional proctoring service.
- Give students a variety of pathways to demonstrate what they know and how to apply their learned knowledge.
- Integrate the teaching, learning, and assessment experience.
Examples of Alternative Assessments
Professor Balser, Soil Science (formerly UW-Madison), prefers using authentic assessments to measure student learning and encourage her students to use their own passion, desire, and voice to demonstrate an understanding of course concepts.
To implement these strategies, watch these longer trainings:
Authentic Assessments (by XCITE)
Additional Authentic Assessment Strategies:
|Student-led Teaching||Model Construction|
For a course consultation on integrating authentic assessments into your curriculum contact XCITE.