ProctorU Record+ in Moodle

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ProctorU Record+ is a proctoring service integrated in Moodle that allows instructors and students to use ProctorU without leaving the Moodle site. Because the proctoring session occurs within Moodle, there is no live proctor. Identity verification and exam setup are fully automated, and each session is recorded and later reviewed by a professional proctor. This proctoring solution is recommended for low-stakes assessments.

When an instructor creates an exam in Moodle using the ProctorU quiz settings and browser extension, the exam is automatically created on the ProctorU site for scheduling. Students are then directly connected to ProctorU when they click on the exam, if they have the browser extension installed. Please note that the assessment must be a quiz activity to work with Record+.

More information on how Record+ works can be found on ProctorU’s Record and Record+ page. Instructors should post the proctoring requirements and exam rules in your course syllabus. More information about using ProctorU can be found in the following GROK articles:

A note about support: Because the external tool activity links your Moodle course to an external website, troubleshooting most issues encountered in this tool should be done through either the course instructor or ProctorU customer support. The LSU Faculty Technology Center can assist instructors with any Moodle issues and can work with the tool's support team on Moodle-related concerns.
Using Record+ in Moodle

To use Record+ for an assessment in Moodle, instructors and students must have a ProctorU account and must first download and install the ProctorU browser extension for Chrome or Firefox. Please note that this extension is only available for these two browsers at this time.

In addition, the ProctorU Record+ external tool must be added to any course in which Record+ will be used. For help with adding an external tool, see Activities & Resources: Add an External Tool. In the Preconfigured tool dropdown menu, select ProctorU Record+ and then save. No further settings need to be changed.

In your Moodle course:

1. Before creating (instructor) or taking (student) an assessment with Record+, log in to ProctorU through the extension by clicking on the ProctorU logo on your browser bar:

ProctorU browser extension

2. Once logged in, you can go directly to the ProctorU site from the extension at any time. Then, follow the appropriate directions below.

Using Record+ As an Instructor

1. After you have logged in to Moodle and signed in through the ProctorU extension, go to the area in your course where you would like to add a quiz. Scroll to the bottom of the section and click Create learning activity. Select Quiz on the All or Activities tab.

Gif of adding a quiz activity

2. If you are logged in to ProctorU through the browser extension, you will now see the ProctorU toggle just below the Description editor box:

ProctorU toggle in quiz settings

3. To send this exam to the ProctorU site and connect to the proctoring tool, you must toggle this button ON. This adds ProctorU settings to the quiz that you can now edit for posting the exam on the ProctorU site. The session type is set to Automatic and cannot be changed. If you prefer an auto-generated password, set this toggle to ON. To create your own password for the exam, edit the setting for Extra restrictions on attempts as you would for a regular quiz or exam.

ProctorU toggle on in quiz settings

4. The section ProctorU Settings contains the resource settings that are found on the ProctorU site when a new exam is added there. Select the dropdown menus and check boxes to determine what is allowed and what is restricted during the session. If you would like to receive a notification when a student begins a session, see the section ProctorU Notifications.

ProctorU Settings inside quiz settings

5. The proctoring program will review these selections and the exam rules for the student during the exam session setup.

6. Click Save and return to course when you are ready.

Using Record+ As a Student

You will not need to schedule your exam session on the ProctorU site if your instructor is using Record+ for automated proctoring. You can start your session at any time when your instructor has made your exam available, so make sure the exam window is open before starting the session.

1. When you are ready, log in to Moodle and navigate to your course. Make sure you are logged in to ProctorU through the ProctorU browser extension.

2. Navigate to your exam and click on it. To start your ProctorU session, click on Attempt quiz now.

Attempt quiz now student view

3. A ProctorU window will appear to start your session. Click Let’s get started! to begin the automated proctoring session.

ProctorU Record+ pop-up

4. You will be guided through the exam setup steps, including consenting to recording, allowing access to and testing your computer equipment, and verifying your identity. You will also review the exam restrictions and rules before starting. The program will enter the password for the exam, and then you can begin.

Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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