The best way to take an online exam: Via a video conference system

What is an Online Exam?

  1. Proctored exams are supervised by someone who is monitoring the testing environment to make sure that no one is cheating.
  2. Unproctored exams are not monitored, which means that you will have to be more careful to not give away answers to others who may be taking the same test.

Why deliver an online exam via video conference system ?

  1. Real-time: You can see the other person and they can see you. This way, you will know if someone is trying to copy your answers or get help from a friend.
  2. Can proctor your online exams: This type of system will help you to invigilate the online exams. You can use a tool like ProctorU, which is an online proctoring service that uses live video streaming to invigilate exams.
  3. Students are more engaged: In a study done by the University of Central Florida, it was found that online exams delivered via videoconference were more engaging for students than those taken in person.
  4. Flexibility: You can take the exam from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and a device with a camera.
  5. Secure: The information exchanged during a videoconference is encrypted, which means that it is more secure than other methods of communication. Now that you know the advantages of taking an online exam via videoconference, we will give you some tips on how to make the most of this system.

How to deliver an online exam via a video conference system?

  1. Create a private meeting: When you create a meeting , make sure to set it as private so that only people who have the link can join.
  2. Invite your students: Send the meeting link to your students so that they can join the exam.
  3. Use the iframe feature: This will allow you to share on the screen the exam. You just need to click on “Display external link” and insert the link. In addition, you will be able to synchronize the user’s data with their exam platform. It will be easy to easily collect the data.
  4. Disable audio of the students: To make sure that the students are focused on the exam.

The advantages

  • You can synchronize the user data with your exam platform.
  • You can tick the user ID, name, etc.
  • After the exam finishes, you can easily collect the data.

Conclusion

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