Proctoring in Open LMS: SMOWL, the perfect solution for honest and secure assessments

With the rise of remote learning, ensuring academic integrity is both a priority and a critical challenge. This is where...
17 June 2024

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Proctoring in Open LMS: SMOWL, the perfect solution for honest and secure assessments

With the rise of remote learning, ensuring academic integrity is both a priority and a critical challenge. This is where innovative tools like SMOWL come into play, making proctoring possible within remote environments.

In this article, we will explore in detail the role of this tool, alongside the Open LMS platform, to elevate the quality of your learning offerings.

What is Proctoring in Open LMS?

Open LMS is a learning management system (LMS) based on Moodle™ that has become a popular choice for many educational institutions and organizations. Its integration with SMOWL offers a robust solution for proctoring, providing an advanced solution that enables remote supervision of online exams.

By combining our monitoring and identity authentication technologies with the stable and intuitive Open LMS platform, you can ensure that students conduct their assessments without cheating and without interruptions. A standout example of proctoring implementation for eLearning environments.

Why Choose SMOWL for Proctoring in Open LMS?

Why Choose Open LMS?

Choosing the right platform for learning management is a crucial decision for any educational institution. Here are some reasons why we recommend this platform as a superior option among those available in the market:

  • Based on Moodle™: Open LMS uses the open-source core of Moodle™, the most widely used LMS platform in the world. This guarantees a solid and reliable foundation, with access to a vast community of developers and resources.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: This platform is highly scalable, making it suitable for institutions of all sizes. Its architecture, based on best practices from Amazon Web Services (AWS), ensures optimal performance and guaranteed availability of 99.9%.
  • Customization: Open LMS allows a high degree of customization, from the appearance of the environment to specific functionalities. This enables institutions to tailor the platform to their particular needs and enhance the user experience.
  • Support and Maintenance: Unlike open-source solutions that require institutions to manage their own servers and infrastructure, this LMS offers a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. This means the provider handles maintenance, security, and updates, freeing institutions from these responsibilities.
  • Continuous Innovation: Open LMS constantly incorporates the latest innovations and developments from Moodle, as well as new specific functionalities. This ensures that institutions always have access to the most advanced tools for learning management.

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Why Choose SMOWL for Proctoring in Open LMS?

Choosing SMOWL in these circumstances offers several significant advantages that can enhance the online assessment experience for both educational institutions and students.

Here are some of them:

  • Security and Regulatory Compliance: SMOWL complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), ensuring that all user data is handled securely and in accordance with current regulations. This is crucial for maintaining student trust and protecting data integrity.
  • Identity Authentication: SMOWL uses advanced authentication technologies to verify student identities. This includes image capture through the webcam and detection of prohibited behaviors, such as using external devices or the presence of unauthorized people. This functionality is essential for preventing academic fraud and ensuring that the person taking the exam is indeed who they claim to be.
  • Computer Monitoring: SMOWL’s ability to monitor the computer detects and records any suspicious activity during the exam. This includes detecting open applications, keyboard commands, and virtual machines. The detailed reports generated by SMOWL provide evaluators with objective evidence and all the necessary information to make informed decisions about the validity of exams.
  • Flexibility and Customization: SMOWL offers different plans and customization options to meet the specific needs of each institution. From basic monitoring in face-to-face exams with SMOWL CLASS to more advanced options like SMOWL+ and SMOWL PRO, institutions can choose the level of supervision that best suits their requirements. Additionally, security filters can be adjusted according to the type of exam and the institution’s policies.
  • Simple and Efficient Integration: The integration of SMOWL with Open LMS is simple and efficient. SMOWL can be integrated through a plugin that is downloaded and installed on the educational platform, allowing for quick and hassle-free configuration. This integration ensures that evaluators can manage and supervise assessments directly from the platform, without needing to switch between different tools or platforms.
SMOWL and Open LMS: The Tandem for Future Academic Integrity

SMOWL and Open LMS: The Tandem for Future Academic Integrity

Ultimately, choosing Open LMS means opting for a robust, flexible, and scalable platform. Its SaaS model frees institutions from administrative burdens, allowing them to focus on what truly matters: providing quality education.

Thanks to its partnership with our advanced proctoring solution in SMOWL, you can ensure safe and effective assessments while offering a rich and personalized learning experience. It is the ideal choice for any institution seeking a reliable LMS with high integration capability to leverage the best tools available in the eLearning market.

If you already have an Open LMS platform and want to try out one of the SMOWL proctoring plans, don’t hesitate to request a free demo. We will provide you with 25 licenses so you can try our software without any commitment.

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