About SMOWL

What does SMOWL do?

  • Enrollment

    The user registers himself in SMOWL to create the biometric model of his face. This enrollment can be verified against a picture or an id document

    of the user.

  • Monitoring

    SMOWL authenticates the identity of the user continuously from the beginning to the end of his learning activity detecting incorrect behaviors or cheat attempts.

  • Results

    Images are analyzed automatically in combination with human validation to provide with results in less than 24 hours. Advanced analytics, dashboard and real time control panel available.

  • Certification

    SMOWL provides proved evidences that the user that has taken the learning process is who should be and that has done it properly to guarantee certification.

HOW?

SMOWL uses the webcam of the user to take images randomly during the online activity that are used to verify his identiy.

WHEN / WHERE?

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year without any need of scheduling and can be accessed from any device.

RELIABILITY

SMOWL combines automatic machine validation with human supervision to guarantee 100% presented results

SMOWL is the most robust automatic proctoring solution including the following verifications.

The enrollment images of the user are checked against an image provided by the client. SMOWL double checks the identity of the user during the verification process. This double check makes the system be sure about the identity of the user as the whole process is verified against other verified images.

It is also possible to check and verify the enrollment of the user against a picture extracted from an id document. The system will analyze any kind of id document, passport or driving license to extract the face image of the user that will be used to check the enrollment and the whole learning process.

During the course, exam or any learning activity, SMOWL continuously takes images from the user’s webcam and verifies the identity of him. The identity is not only verified at the beginning of the online learning session but during the whole duration of it, and if it is a course, the identity is verified each time that the user performs any learning activity.

SMOWL performs a continuous proctoring service during the whole activity o learning process of the user from the beginning to the end of it. As the system takes images during the whole online learning activity, we are able to say what happened in the user side, if he was alone, if the user was the correct one or not, if another person was helping him, if he visited other webs…

SMOWL includes a location analysis service to detect from where the users are accessing to the activities. Analyzing the public IP direction of the user and some other information about the system, SMOWL is able to say if one user or more accessed from the same location. In these cases, SMOWL Team will double check the images and it will be possible to say if two or more users accessed from the same place or room.

IT’S A COMMON PROBLEM ACROSS THE SECTOR: HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THE INDIVIDUAL TAKING THE COURSE IS THE RIGHT PERSON?

— Peter Taylor —
chair of the Open University’s academic conduct group.

Technology

CLOUD COMPUTING

Application based on last cloud computing technologies.

NO INSTALLATION

No installation or extra hardware requirements needed for institutions or students.

LOW SPEED REQUIREMENTS

Works with low speed connections.

SECURITY

Most advanced security measures to avoid any unauthorized access.

PRIVACY

Layered structure to guarantee the privacy of the users separating data from images.

DATA PROTECTION

Fully compliant with Data Protection Act’s requirements.

FOR THE INSTITUTION

SMOWL is integrated in your LMS or platform using standard plugins or our API in a very easy and simple way. All the system works over the web browser and as a cloud computing solution, you won’t need to enhance your computing or storage capacities.

FOR THE STUDENT

SMOWL works over all of most used browsers and there are no installation requirements. Furthermore, SMOWL’s multi device support will enable you to access from any device, from anywhere you are and whenever you want as there is no scheduling need.

Fully integrated with most used LMSs

Already using our API

Why SMOWL

Unique continuous and automatic student authentication system based on face recognition.

FOR THE INSTITUTION

SUPERVISE

Watch all your students taking the course/quiz with no effort.

AVOID CHEATING

Give recognition to the student who followed the course correctly.

PRESTIGE

Courses will gain status as the students' identity is 100% guaranteed.

FOR THE STUDENT

CERTIFICATION

Get a certificate that demonstrates it was you who did the work.

VALUE-ADED EDUCATIONAL MODEL

Diploma with more value as it has been achieved under supervision.

RECOGNITION

Recognised title by institutions and the labour market.