The Right Remote Proctoring Tool: Navigating the Options

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Brief Abstract

Academic integrity with testing in the home environment can be promoted using remote proctoring tools, but there are many types and options to choose from. This session will feature a remote proctoring tool evaluative guide and implementation recommendations for adaptation by other institutions."


Dr. Waszak is an Associate Dean and Assistant Professor with Felician University School of Nursing in New Jersey. She is board-certified in nursing education, emergency nursing, and occupational health nursing and is a certified eTeacher, Apple Teacher, and Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds. Dr. Waszak serves as the Webmaster for Sigma Mu Theta At-Large Chapter. She is CEO and co-founder of NurseUp, an app for nurse networking and mentorship.
Dr. Mihal received her BS in Nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and her MSN and EdD from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. She has extensive experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently the Dean of the School of Nursing at Felician University in Lodi. NJ.

Extended Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many universities transitioned traditional classrooms to a remote learning modality. The School of Nursing in a small, private university sought a scalable and affordable remote proctoring solution to uphold the integrity of examinations (for nursing licensure preparation) administered in the home environment. There were several vendors and types of remote proctoring tools to choose from, but the literature lacked guidance for the selection process. The School of Nursing worked collaboratively with the university’s Information Technology and Center for Academic Technology to develop a guide to evaluate remote proctoring tools and inform the selection process. An automated proctoring tool was selected which was a switch from a live proctoring tool previously used. The tool was quickly implemented in the learning management system to ensure continuity of the assessment process during the pandemic. The remote proctoring tool evaluative guide and implementation recommendations are included for adaptation by other institutions. Although administration of examinations in the home environment is not ideal, remote proctoring tools can be used to help monitor students from a distance in effort to deter and detect academic dishonesty.