The Proctorio Secure Exam Proctoring platform is used by some faculty at Bishop’s for quizzes, midterms, and exams in online or hybrid courses.
Students are not required to use Proctorio, but are then responsible for organizing alternate arrangements in compliance with the Examinations Policy on the Registrar’s Office myBU site.
Proctorio was selected as our online proctoring tool because it is extremely easy to use, well integrated with Moodle, and keeps the privacy of captured data both on Canadian servers, and also not storing any individual’s name attached to the data.
Proctorio requires that you are using either a Mac or Windows desktop or laptop computer (it will not work on a tablet or phone), and you must use the Google Chrome web browser.
If you have any issues installing Chrome, or the Proctorio plugin for Chrome, please visit the Helpdesk in the LLC and they can assist you.
Below, see a few pages of information to help with the installation and use of Proctorio:
- The Proctorio experience from a student’s point of view
- Additional permission you *may* need to set if you’re on a Mac
- How to uninstall the Proctorio plugin from Google Chrome
- How to use government-issued photo ID that is larger than a standard “card”
When installing the Proctorio plugin in Chrome, it will list the required permissions that it needs to have which will look similar to the picture below:
Note that as there is only one Proctorio plugin for Chrome, it needs to have all of the permissions necessary to do anything that your professor may have configured for the requirements of your exam. That does not mean that it will do any or all of those things during an exam, and, it cannot do any of those things when not being used for an exam.
Should the permissions of the Proctorio plugin be a matter of concern for you, simply install it before the exam, take the exam, and then uninstall it immediately afterwards.