Teaching & Learning Resource Center

Getting Started with Proctorio for Instructors

Proctorio is an online proctoring solution that is fully integrated into CarmenCanvas. The tool allows the instructor to:

  • Record exam audio, webcam recording, and screen recording for review afterward

  • Leverage algorithms to identify potential academic misconduct and efficiently review the relevant recording segments

    • Note, settings may be adjusted for identifying potential academic misconduct to allow for varying scenarios, such as an open book exam

  • Check exam recordings to confirm the identification shown at the exam start matches the intended student

Instructors should note that there is no Proctorio outcome that unequivocally indicates academic misconduct.

Availability

Proctorio is available in every course at Ohio State, however, it is at the discretion of the instructor if the tool will be utilized.

Beyond Proctorio, Ohio State offers a variety of suggested proctoring options.

Accessibility

Proctorio offers students the flexibility to take their exams at the time and in the location of their choosing.

Proctorio offers students the flexibility to take their exams at the time and in the location of their choosing. To consent to use Proctorio students must be over 18 years of age. Students under 18 can use Proctorio if their parent and or legal guardian submitted the waiver included in their Ohio State Academy Orientation. Federal regulations prohibit the recording of minors without the permission of their parents. Therefore, if a student is under the age of 18, the University requires that you have the consent of their parent or guardian to use such instructional tools. If you intend to record live classes or use a proctoring software, please provide students with the consent form. Students will return the signed waiver to you. It is the expectation of the Office of the University Registrar that you will keep and maintain these records in accordance with the university's current records retention policy.

Additionally, the tool has limitations in its accessibility for students reliant upon screen readers and keyboard navigation.

ODEE and the Digital Accessibility Center are currently working with Proctorio to make the tool fully accessible. Due to the current limitations, students reliant upon screen readers and keyboard navigation have the choice to use a different proctoring option or take the online exam without Proctorio enabled.

Student Privacy

Due to the nature of Proctorio, and the recording of audio and video, students must sign a waiver as part of the exam process. Reviewing and accepting the waiver is the last of the Proctorio setup steps before an exam begins. The final setup step, titled Exam Agreement, includes the following language:

By clicking "I agree" I represent and warrant that I, Brutus Buckeye (buckeye.1), am the person whose name is associated with the login used in this assessment system. I understand the prohibited actions and code of conduct as described in the applicable policy of this Institution. If over the age of 18, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the Terms of Service, and to the Privacy Policy. If under the age of 18, by proceeding to complete my exam in Proctorio, I affirm that I have my parent's or guardian's permission to the Institution for my access to the Services, have my session recorded, including the video and audio recording of me, and they consented to the same terms and privacy policy. If I or my parent or legal guardian have any questions, we will contact the instructor of record before clicking "I agree" or otherwise using the Services.

Getting Started

Information on workshops and the tool itself can be found here, in the Teaching and Learning Resource Center. 

You can also reach out to the eLearning support team with any questions or concerns.