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Fraud prevention

Learn more about fraud prevention resources within available tools for digital assessment.

Remote assessment

Fraude prevention becomes relevant when you host your exams remotely. Please note remote exams as a backup  for students with covid-related issues are no longer facilitated. The information below only applies to exams that are hosted entirely remotely. 

Fraud prevention without proctoring

If possible, we always recommend setting up your test so that students are asked to apply knowledge, in order to prevent answers being too easy to look up.

In addition, consider using the following options to prevent fraud: 

  • Set a tight time limit;
  • Randomise the order of questions for each student;
  • Create multiple sets of questions and offer these to students in a randomised manner;
  • Check for plagiarism on open book tests through Turnitin or open questions through Remindo;

Alternatively: Give students the option to take exams in groups. By having the students discuss the question, you stimulate conversations about the class materials. Students can then formulate their own answers based on the discussion with fellow students or hand the exam in as a group which can save you a lot of time with correction work. Also have a look at the best practice by Victor Gijsbers.

Online Proctoring

Proctorio monitors students during tests that cannot be taken on-campus. It can make recordings of your students' screen, their audio, and their webcam to verify that the student is taking the exam on their own and not using any aids.  

Recordings are checked at the end of the exam by Proctorio's software. You then check the incidents that Proctorio reports yourself. It is always up to the tutor and the exam committee to decide whether an exam is declared invalid. 

Recordings of examinations are checked at the end by Proctorio’s software. You as the lecturer then check any incidents Proctorio notifies you of. It is always up to the lecturer and the Exam Committee to decide whether to invalidate an exam.

The tool complies with the GDPR guidelines (AVG). More information on Proctorio can be found here.

Online proctoring can only be used in exceptional situations and you must comply with the faculty guidelines.

Guidelines for online proctoring

Take a look at this video to see how Proctorio works for the students. Students who do not have access to the necessary equipment for online proctoring, can borrow a laptop from ECOLe.

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