Royal Roads has now partnered with Proctorio, online software used to proctor online exams. It works from within a Moodle course site and is monitored by Proctorio’s 24/7 support team, which allows students to easily start an online chat with a Proctorio staff member during their exam and receive the support they need. This allows students to safely and securely write their exam from their home, office, or location of their choosing.
Proctorio will invigilate students through their webcam, microphone and computer screen capture during the exam session. Suspicious behaviour will be flagged and will be reviewed by their instructor.
Proctorio requires the use of the Google Chrome web browser and the Proctorio extension. Proctorio is active when you log in to the exam. The Proctorio extension can be uninstalled after the exam.
All recordings made by Proctorio are encrypted and stored securely within Canadian servers. In line with British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, these recordings are kept for a year and a day. After this time, the recordings are deleted.
What students will need to do:
- Obtain a desktop PC or laptop with an internet connection
- Install the Google Chrome browser with Proctorio installed as a Google Chrome extension
- Obtain a functioning webcam and microphone
Online exams begin at 9:00 am for all students, in their local time zone. We determine the time zone by the information that students enter into their MyAdmin account. Please make sure your MyAdmin address details are always kept up to date to ensure that your exam is properly configured.