How much surveillance is too much?
Taking a digital exam from home or other remote locations has become quite popular. In part this has been amplified by the COVID pandemic. The promise of it – secure and trustworthy digital exam results – is also highly attractive. For examiners it is incredibly important to provide valid exams which also comply with data protection laws. They want to use the right online proctoring tool to be able to detect any suspicious activities of exam takers but also protect their privacy. This can be quite tricky to accomplish. bizExaminer is a leading digital examination software, and our expert team helps exam providers find a solution for their online monitoring process which meets the individual needs of their region, users, and business case.
To be clear – there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for online proctoring. But we do know about the different parameters that should be considered when you’re making a choice for your use case and business needs. In our experience, those parameters vary quite substantially in each case. Together with our clients we look at all these aspects to figure out which form of proctoring would be the best option. And there are truly many to consider – off the shelf solutions offered by specific software providers, video conference software plug-ins, or an in-house built solution. Often a decision is made solely based on the company’s principles. But one of the foundationals parameters must be the legal framework, as the data protection rules according to the particular country and business area dictate what can be done.