Open School Ontario uses Proctorio software for students to complete their exams in the same location they typically complete their course work. When students start their exam, they will have to complete a security screening where they authorize their computer to share their webcam and screen with us, then they will experience the same exam/test process they are used to seeing.
Students will need to use a windows, mac or chrome OS computer with a chrome browser installed. They will also be required to have a webcam and microphone in order to take their final exams. Ipads and tablets cannot be used for final exams.
Proctorio Minimum System Requirements
Do I have to use Proctorio?
Yes, all students are required to use Proctorio.
What information does Proctorio collect?
Proctorio is provided a unique alphanumeric code for each student. It does not pass any of your personal information.
Can Proctorio spy on me?
Proctorio requires you to authorize it to share your computer screen, microphone or webcam each time.
Can Proctorio control my computer?
No, it does not have this type of access.
Can I delete the extension after the exam?
Yes, but you will need to remember to enable it again before your next exam.
What if my computer is attached to the wall and can’t do a 360 scan?
We are not requiring students to do the 360 scan.
What if I can’t find a space at home to write my exam alone? (Busy home)
Any students who has a flagged exam would be reviewed by their teacher and admin to confirm that it is an actual issue.
Is someone watching me while I take my exam?
No. If your institution requires video, audio, or screen capture, Proctorio will store that data and provide an automated suspicion report to your instructor. No Proctorio employee has access to this data.
How do I know that my privacy is protected?
Proctorio uses zero-knowledge encryption technology that ensures your information is encrypted when it leaves your computer, is transferred, and then stored in the cloud.
Will Proctorio ever obtain or give out my personal information?
Never. Proctorio does not and cannot collect any unencrypted personally identifying information on any user, so there’s nothing to give to third parties.
Who can view my exam recordings?
Only authorized school officials can unlock and view the exam recordings, not Proctorio. Additionally, our state-of-the-art, double-encryption technology ensures that all of your exam data is safe from hackers.