on 01-25-2019 08:57 PM
My first thought would be to lock down the browser so students are unable to do this in an on campus class. If it’s an online class you would be unable to lock down their browsers unless they are required to install test monitoring software to do this. I’m not sure Cengage Now has that feature, but web assign does, so perhaps this is a feature you can get with Cengage now also. Check with your learning consultant or customer success manager for more information. Good luck!
01-26-2019 08:56 AM - edited 01-26-2019 08:59 AM
Kudos to you for catching this! Staying on top of cases like this is important in maintaining academic integrity in our classrooms.
As @Sandy_Keeter mentioned, a custom browser software might be a good first step. First, check what's in the Learning Management System at your college. Desire2Learn/BrightSpace has Respondus LockDown Browser to increase online test security (but this is also a software many colleges have aside from an LMS, so check with your institution). This makes students unable to print, capture screen content, go to other URLs, or access other applications, including other browser windows.
Then, there may be additional security features to check in your LMS. Ask at your institution whether you currently have access to other test proctoring software, like ProctorU, ProctorU Auto, Honor Lock, Smarter Proctoring, Tegrity Test Proctoring, or Proctorio. There are others, but these are some of the popular services that are either completely free to students (if your institution has a site license) or that can be used in combination with existing programs on a case-by-case basis.