What Is Proctortrack?
ProctorTrack is an online software as a service that collects various environmental, biometric, and personal data via a student’s computer system, webcam, and microphone while the student takes an examination in a private, secured location.
Why Use Proctortrack?
Rowan University faculty may use Proctortrack within their online, hybrid, or eLearning Enhanced courses for two primary reasons: (1) to help ensure the integrity of the online class examination and assessment process, and (2) to verify that the identity of the student taking an exam is in fact the same person who is registered and enrolled the course. Maintaining integrity in assessment is vital to the University's ability to assure that the credentials it awards to its students are built on a solid assessment foundation and issued to the individuals who have verifiably earned it.
Examination Integrity Policy
Rowan University has a license agreement with Verificient™ Technologies for their automated Examination Integrity Software system called Proctortrack™. Proctortrack is an online software as a service that collects various environmental, biometric, and personal data via a student’s computer system, webcam, and microphone while the student takes an examination in a private, secured location. The system is automated such as that students are not monitored in real time by a human proctor. It employs a variety of security protocols, such as biometric facial recognition and voice monitoring, for the purpose of student identity verification throughout the examination. Other processes, including computer operating system monitoring, computer screen capture, and environment video scans, are employed to detect any actions that could be potentially considered academic integrity violations. Data collected by the system during the examination is securely transmitted, stored, and managed to ensure student privacy is maintained in compliance with FERPA regulations. For more information about Verificient’s privacy policies, visit http://www.proctortrack.com/getting-started-1/. The use of Proctortrack is governed by Rowan University’s Verification of Student Identity Policy and Academic Integrity Policy.
Any incidents detected by the Proctortrack system during a given examination are reviewed by the course section instructor and handled in accordance with the Rowan University Academic Integrity Policy. Any student who takes exception with the use of the Examination Integrity Software (Proctortrack) system may appeal to the course instructor for an alternative examination integrity option. Any additional examination integrity policies or requirements for a specific course are stated elsewhere in the course syllabus.
Are there any fees associated with Proctortrack?
For the student, there are NO fees for use of the Proctortrack system. The only associated costs are for webcam/microphone equipment should the student not already own this (or have it built into his/her computing device).
Recommended Webcam with Built-in Microphone (if you do not have one built into your computing device):
- Recommendation: Logitech - C310 Webcam (with built-in microphone)
- Average cost: $28.99
- Where to purchase: Available via Amazon and other retailers
Note: Students may purchase any webcam they choose. Rowan Online recommends contacting Proctortrack’s Support Team regarding webcam compatibility prior to purchase.
- ID Verification - We need to check the photo and name on your photo ID to make sure the correct student is taking the test.
- Official Rowan Student ID
- Driver's License with Photo
- Any other government issued Photo ID
- Computer System Requirements - Visit http://www.proctortrack.com/technical-requirements/ to make sure you meet all of the necessary requirements
Note: Proctortrack does not support Linux, Virtual Machines, Chromebook, iPads, Tablets or mobile devices.
How do I get technical support while taking an online proctored exam?
Students can contact Proctortrack or Rowan Online Support teams for technical assistance.
Proctortrack provides support via:
- Ticket system (submit a ticket)
- Live chat
Detailed information on how and where to obtain technical support will be provided in your course.