PAEA has temporarily waived our proctoring policies for the End of Rotation™ exams and is encouraging the use of the existing non-proctored setting for PACKRAT® exams. In light of feedback from users, we have enhanced the system to reduce frustration with the Auto-Pause and Auto-End feature during un-proctored exam administrations and while using live remote proctoring services and web conferencing solutions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If Auto-Pause and Auto-End alerts are disabled, program users will still be able to see Viewing Other Content, Inappropriate Key Stroke, and Screen Capture Detected notifications as they happen. For End of Rotation exams, they will appear in the Notifications area on the right side of the proctor screen. For both exams, they will appear in each student's Activity Log in the Students > Exams > Activity area or in the Exam Schedule > Students Assigned area. We urge you to investigate these notifications as they occur, in accordance with PAEA's and your program's policies.
The student experience will not change except that their exams will not be automatically halted.
For End of Rotation Exams:
Exam events will have Auto-Pause and Auto-End alerts disabled by default to allow for easier remote exam administrations.
Exam schedulers will have the option to enable Auto-Pause and Auto-End alerts if the exams will be administered in person with full proctoring using these artificial intelligent assist features. To enable the Auto-Pause and Auto-End alert features, click the Enable Alerts box.
After setting up the location, date, time, and breaks and clicking Save, a confirmation message will appear asking if you are sure you wish to use alerts. Clicking Yes will confirm the event and allow you to assign proctors and students. Clicking No will return you to the event to unclick the box or change any details.
Exam events will default to our existing Non-Proctored setting, which:
- Disables Auto-Pause and Auto-End alerts,
- Does not require proctor monitoring, and
- Allows students to take the exam in a time range of the program's choosing rather than at a specific time.
Programs that wish to give the exam on campus with full proctoring and utilize the Auto-Pause and Auto-End features may select the Proctored option.
After setting up the location, date, time, and breaks and clicking Save, a confirmation message will appear asking if you are sure you wish to use alerts. Clicking Yes will confirm the event and allow you to assign proctors and students. Clicking No will return you to the event to switch back to Non-Proctored or change any details.
This setting can be changed up to 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the exam. After that point, students must be withdrawn from the exam and rescheduled if you wish to change the setting.
See this page for information on delivering exams with Auto-Pause and Auto-End alerts disabled.