The Invigilator is a cell phone app, that works on any entry-level smartphone. Its features can mitigate the risks of online assessments
The Invigilator is a cell phone application, that works on any cell phone device, and can to a large extent mitigate examinations risks.
The Invigilator is a tool specifically developed for the education sector. Its features overcome some of the challenges presented by proctoring tools, whilst mitigating some of the risks associated with online assessments.
The app allows examiners to choose from a variety of photo authentication and speech recording tools, matched to the level of security required for each assessment.
The app uses artificial intelligence to authenticate photos, flag recordings containing speech, and generate verification codes for integration into an LMS (Learning Management System).
These risks include the following, for which very few controls are currently in place:
Students attempting assessments on behalf of somebody else, by logging into their LMS profile and writing the assessment on their behalf.
Students obtaining assistance from friends or fellow students during and exam.
One of the well-known tools to address these risks are proctoring solutions, however this is often not viable for the following reasons:
Proctoring requires a high-end laptop device that many students do not necessarily have access to.
Proctoring requires a permanent high speed Internet connection, which many students, especially those living in rural areas, don’t have.
Proctoring is extremely expensive. Most proctoring solutions cost approximately $5 per student per hour, making it impractical to be deployed to universities with larger student bodies.
The student takes a selfie when they register on the app. This selfie becomes a “master” photo and is verified against the student’s details on the institution’s database.
As the student completes the assessment, he or she will receive random notifications to take a selfie. This is then matched to the master photo, to ensure the person who is completing the assessment is in fact the student.
The lecturer will set up the assessment to take a number of audio recordings during the course of the test – using the student’s mic.
Lecturers will have access to these recordings after each assessment to listen to recordings that were flagged by our system as being at risk.
The lecturer can request a certain number of photos of specific items throughout the assessment.
A student could also be asked to take a photo of their ID document, or student card, and so forth.
For online assessments on the university LMS, the lecturer can incorporate a verification code into the assessment.
The student will have limited time to enter this verification code as an answer to the assessment. The date and time of the request will be matched to when it was entered onto the system and if there is a significant delay, the instance will be flagged.
This app provides the latest AI driven, test mitigation software to protect assessment integrity, giving peace of mind to educators, students and learners.