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Students Who Do Not Want to Take Exams That are Electronically Proctored

  • 1.  Students Who Do Not Want to Take Exams That are Electronically Proctored

    Posted 04-15-2020 16:06

    Dear colleagues,

     

    We use Exam Soft for testing, and now that students are at home and will be taking their final exams at home, we will be using the electronic proctoring service that Exam Soft has retained. I have heard from a couple of students who are not comfortable with electronic proctoring (AI) and want to come in to take the test with a proctor at the College.

     

    Before I respond, I am wondering if any of you have had this situation occur, and if so, how are you handling it?

    Are you allowing any testing to be done on campus?

     

    Thank you,

    Barbara Sorbello

     

    Barbara C. Sorbello, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

    Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs

    Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

    8550 Magellan Parkway

    Richmond, VA 23227

    Office: 804-627-5344

    Mobile: 804-314-7163

    Fax:  804-627-5186

    Barbara_Sorbello@bshsi.org

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  • 2.  RE: Students Who Do Not Want to Take Exams That are Electronically Proctored

    Posted 04-16-2020 08:49
    Edited by Pamela Giles 04-16-2020 08:49
    Good morning, Barbara:

    We are not offering any of our exams onsite/face to face.  All are being done online.  To date, none of our students have expressed concerns or reservations about this process.

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    Pamela Giles PhD, RN
    Dean, School of Nursing
    Averett University
    Danville VA
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  • 3.  RE: Students Who Do Not Want to Take Exams That are Electronically Proctored

    Posted 04-16-2020 11:20
    Thank you Pam​

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    Barbara Sorbello PhD
    Dean of Nursing
    Bon Secours Memorial
    Richmond VA
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  • 4.  RE: Students Who Do Not Want to Take Exams That are Electronically Proctored

    Posted 04-16-2020 10:29
    Barbara:

    Most campuses have implemented electronic monitoring of students during exams.  We, too, use ExamSoft, but found their monitoring service/feature was too expensive. We are using Zoom to monitor taking exams using ExamSoft with students being required to access Zoom on their cell phone or iPad, and setting it up to record their activity while taking the exam.  Faculty are set-up to monitor the video coming in through Zoom.  We are not permitted to have anyone come to campus for testing purposes.

    Karen A. Karlowicz, EdD, MSN, RN
    Associate Professor & Chairperson
    Old Dominion University, School of Nursing
    Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
    1881 University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA  23453
    Office:  757-683-5262
    Fax:  757-683-5253