How does proctoring work?

Created by Linda ⠀, Modified on Wed, 03 Aug 2022 at 02:57 PM by Artem Kislicyn


Proctoring is another word for exam supervision. It helps students take exams remotely while managing the integrity of the examination. There are multiple use cases for Universities and organizations, such as:

  • entrance exams;
  • final certifications;
  • final course exam;
  • knowledge and competencies check;
  • etc.

There are two types of proctored exams:

  • post-review proctoring;
  • live proctoring. 

Please note: the proctoring type is defined by the organizer of your exam, and they should send you the detailed info in a tutorial prior to the testing

Post-review proctoring

Post-review is a semi-automated proctoring mode, where the proctoring is done with the help of AI (Artificial Intelligence). We call it the Cyberproctor* :)

* Cyberproctor - is a set of algorithms that can analyze the users' behavior and flag certain violations during the exam session.

During an asynchronous proctoring session, a proctor can connect and check whether there are any prohibited items on your desk.

Typically, asynchronous testing is done without pre-registration in the Calendar.

Live proctoring

Live (synchronous) proctoring is a mode in which a natural person (a proctor) watches the student for the whole duration of the exam. Proctor can record violations or technical problems, and communicate with the user during testing.

Usually, synchronous proctoring is carried out with pre-registration in the Calendar.

How do I get my proctored exam results? 

Proctors will check the video recorded during the testing session and approve or decline your exam results depending on whether they find any violations of exam rules.

Note: to learn about your test results, contact the testing organizer or your institution.

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