About

Online Proctoring by SMOWL

  • Enrollment

    The user registers himself in SMOWL in order to be verified against a picture provided by the organization or an ID document of the user.

  • Monitoring

    SMOWL Proctoring Software authenticates the identity of the user continuously from the beginning to the end of his or her learning activity detecting suspicious behaviors to maintain the learning integrity.

  • Results

    Images are analyzed automatically in combination with human validation to provide the 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 Proctoring Software uses the webcam of the user to take images randomly during the online activity that are used to verify his or her identity.

WHEN / WHERE?

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

RELIABILITY

SMOWL Proctoring Software combines automatic machine validation with human supervision to deliver more reliable 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 Proctoring Software 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 or 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 the user was alone, if the user was the correct one or not, if another person was in the room, if the user visited other websites, etc…

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

Smowl Proctoring Application is based on last cloud computing technologies.

FULLY INTEGRATED

The solution will be integrated within the platform through which online activities are done.

LOW SPEED REQUIREMENTS

Smowl proctoring service 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 Proctoring Sofware 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 on the most used browsers and is integrated within the student’s platform. There is no installation required unless the institution requests the computer monitoring service. In addition, SMOWL is multi-device which will allow you to also access from mobile devices, in case your institution allows it, anywhere and whenever you want since there is no need to schedule the service.

Smowl Proctoring Software is fully integrated with most used LMSs

blackboard learn proctoring
moodle proctoring
open edx proctoring

Already using our API

miriadax proctoring
uoc proctoring
hasso plattner institut proctoring
mintra training proctoring
webaula proctoring

Why SMOWL

Unique continuous and automatic proctoring system for student authentication based on Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

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.