SMOWL is an automatic proctoring and online user authentication system designed to meet the specific needs of a MOOC course. Thanks to SMOWL‘s flexibility and scalability, it is possible to adapt in an easy way the characteristics of the proctoring and user monitoring to fulfill the requirements of this type of courses.
SMOWL‘s features make it the most suitable solution to help MOOCs in their need for formal certifications.
Totally passive for the user without needing any interaction, the system doesn’t disturb the student during the monitoring process.
Works continuously from the beginning to the end of the student’s activity and throughout the MOOC course.
Automatic face recognition. Results are provided in a maximum period of 24 hours after the end of the activity and are analyzed automatically.
Monitoring and user authentication is easy to adapt in order to follow just the final exam or some or all the activities of the MOOC course.
Accurate and reliable results as the automatic face recognition is combined with human supervision.
The cloud computing architecture of the system enables the scalability required to reach any volume of students that is necessary.
We offer two different options:
SMOWL system is configured to monitor and identify the student continuously through several or all activities of the MOOC course, from the beginning to the end of them.
SMOWL system is configured to monitor and identify the student continuously through the final exam of the MOOC course, from the beginning to the end of it.
User´s identity is registered and will be used to follow him during the course. By using CAP policy, you will be able to identify the student and make sure that he takes the course correctly.
SMOWL system registers the identity of the user by taking 3 pictures with his webcam. These images are used to create a biometric model with the facial features of the student and will be used to verify his identity during the whole assessment path.
The student is monitored and authenticated continuously through different assessment activities of the assessment path. Thanks to SMOWL‘s flexibility and scalability, it can be configured to follow the whole MOOC course.
SMOWL runs while the user is working in his different assessment activities without disturbing him in any way. The identity of the user is authenticated and verified against the biometric model created in the first step and at the same time the system monitors and proctors the student detecting what is happening: if the student is the correct one or not, if he is with someone else, if he visits other webs while he is in the course…
The flexibility of the system also makes it possible to follow any type of activity whithin the assessment path. The service can follow several activities of the course (Quizzes, Video activities, Forum Discussions, Final exams…):
Thanks to CAP service your certifications will achieve highest formality. Certificates are presented with the registration face image.
SMOWL, identifies the student at the beginning of the MOOC course and follows and monitors him during the assessment path. At the end, the system is able to guarantee that the student followed the course correctly and, by including the face image of the student in the certificate, the institution makes sure to grant the credit to the right person.