The current COVID-19 situation does not have an impact on OMPT operations. This includes the time it takes to check and grade your exams.
We partner with ProctorU to ensure the integrity of our online exams and ensure that student knowledge is tested in a safe and secure way. ProctorU provides online proctoring services. A proctor is a supervisor of an examination.
ProctorU uses a multi-layered approach to online proctoring. Live proctors are augmented by AI that helps flag suspicious activity, and the whole process is overseen by interventionists who routinely audit live sessions and are specifically trained to deal with potential breaches of integrity.
ProctorU will run an applet, or temporary program, on your computer that will allow them to view your screen and what programs are running during your exam session. This program will expire once you close it.
ProctorU cannot get personal information from your computer. You will see the proctor open screens on your computer if you give them access to do so. Sometimes this is necessary to increase download/upload speeds for a better testing environment. Please close all unnecessary programs before logging in to ensure the best experience.
ProctorU cannot access your computer files without your knowledge. With permission from the test taker, proctors have the ability to view the screen and move the mouse and keyboard. Once the test starts, the proctor will monitor everything but can no longer move the test takers mouse and keyboard. During the entire process, an interface log, or chat box, is running on the test taker's computer and they can see what permissions the proctor currently has at any time. Finally, the entire session log is saved and there is a permanent record of what actions the proctor took while accessing the test taker's computer.
Both the Online Mathematics Placement Test and ProctorU adhere to the EU personal data protection regulation (GDPR).
For more information on ProctorU’s Personal Data Protection Policy, please visit https://www.proctoru.com/personal-data-protection-policy.