Steps to conduct proctored online exams on moodle

Modified on Sat, 06 May 2023 at 02:10 PM


Moodle is a widely adopted learning management system. It is available under an open-source license and can be accessed from any device that is connected to the internet. No wonder that Moodle has a whopping 309,000,000 users, who are enrolled in 40,000,000+ courses worldwide.

 

The user interface of Moodle is easy to understand and intuitive; instructors run the courses and have put all their course data on Moodle considering the cutting-edge advantages of Moodle in online course delivery. 

 

Moodle provides a common interface for delivering the course content, conducting quizzes, publishing notices and announcements, and managing the data of enrolled candidates.

 

Instructors favor conducting the examinations in Moodle itself, considering the following advantages of Moodle:

  • Exams can be conducted in Moodle itself without the need to create a separate exam account.

  • Adding and editing questions is easy in Moodle.

  • Moodle supports a variety of question types in the examination.

  • There is no need to re-import the candidate data, as the data of enrolled candidates is readily available in Moodle.

  • Students do not need to create any new accounts to appear for the examination.

  • Students are familiar with the Moodle interface for login and other activities.

  • After the exam, the results are easily accessible.

As mentioned earlier, there are numerous advantages to conducting the examination in Moodle, but the use of Moodle is not reliable, considering the chances of malpractice. This comes up as a major drawback of conducting examinations through Moodle.

 

Yes, it is possible with Moodle to conduct a secure and reliable examination with proctoring.

 

Eklavvya offers a plugin that allows you to secure a proctored online examination using Moodle. Proctored examinations are more reliable and malpractice-free. 

 

During the proctored examination, the course instructor can live stream the video of the examinee throughout the course of the examination.

 

Here is how you can conduct a secure examination using Moodle:


Step 1-

Install the splmoodle plugin from the Moodle plugins directory.


Step 2-

Login to your Moodle admin account.


Step 3-

Create the exam under the desired course.


Step 4-

Assign the examination to candidates.


Step 5-

Import the exam in Eklavvya using the plugin using the Eklavvya admin tab in your Moodle account.


Step 6-

Candidates can login to their Moodle account and start appearing for proctored examinations.


Step 7-

During the course of the examination, the proctor (an assigned online invigilator) can keep an eye on the candidate via live video streaming.

 

These videos can be saved in the Eklavvya system if required. Results of the examinations can be accessed directly from Moodle itself.

 

Thus, by integrating Eklavvya with Moodle via the SPLMoodle plugin, you can streamline the online examination process in a secure and reliable way while keeping all the advantages of the Moodle LMS.


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