Remote testing is when students conduct assessments, such as tests and final exams, on their own devices from their own locations. They are often run at a specific start and end time, to mimic the in-class environment. Instructors can create open-book assessments that are more flexible for students and often include multimedia components as part of some skill-testing questions.
Remote testing can also refer to securely proctored tests that are conducted online. Students’ identity can be verified online to ensure the right students are taking the test, and their activity during the test is monitored to flag any potential irregular behavior. Remotely proctored testing services also Disable printing, block downloads and prevent screenshot capture so exam content can’t be shared with other students.