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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-8135

Proctoring Utilities -- Disseminate attempt/student specific passwords to proctors. Perform dissemination through a Web page rather than through email.

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Quiz
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    • Environment:
      All environments
    • Database:
      Any
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_17_STABLE

      Description

      I. Attempt/student specific quiz passwords.

      When using a quizzing tool with remote proctors test passwords needs to be sent to the proctor so that the proctor can get the student into the test. We've occasionally worked with poorly trained proctors who have shared the password with the student thereby compromising test security since that student has then gone on to share the password with other students. To resolve this issue, the proctoring utility disseminates passwords that are only good for one attempt with one particular student – if the student tries to share the password with another student it wont work.

      II. Disseminate passwords through the Web rather than through email.

      We also run into problems when we try to distribute quiz passwords through e-mail. In order to get around the fallibility of email, our testing tool distributes test passwords to proctors through a Web interface that they access.

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

            Is there any actual code around for this?

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Is there any actual code around for this?
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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment -

            I don't know of any.

            I did refactor the password (and other condition like ipaddress) checking in HEAD, so implementations of bizarre policies like this will probably be easier in future. Look at mod/quiz/accessrules.php

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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment - I don't know of any. I did refactor the password (and other condition like ipaddress) checking in HEAD, so implementations of bizarre policies like this will probably be easier in future. Look at mod/quiz/accessrules.php
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            lfernandez Luke Fernandez added a comment -

            Here is an associated quizzing security feature which I talked with Tim about at the San Francisco Moodlemoot:

            http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-15492

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            lfernandez Luke Fernandez added a comment - Here is an associated quizzing security feature which I talked with Tim about at the San Francisco Moodlemoot: http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-15492
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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment -

            In Moodle 2.2+ this could probably now be implemented as a http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Quiz_access_rules plugin.

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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment - In Moodle 2.2+ this could probably now be implemented as a http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Quiz_access_rules plugin.
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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment -

            This issue was assigned to me automatically, however I will not be able to work on this issue in the immediate future. In order to create a truer sense of the state of this issue and to allow other developers to have chance to become involved, I am removing myself as the assignee of this issue.

            For more information, see http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Changes_to_issue_assignment

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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment - This issue was assigned to me automatically, however I will not be able to work on this issue in the immediate future. In order to create a truer sense of the state of this issue and to allow other developers to have chance to become involved, I am removing myself as the assignee of this issue. For more information, see http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Changes_to_issue_assignment
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            neiffer Jason Neiffer added a comment -

            It appears this is a dead issue, but, something along these lines would be of interest to my program. Anyone else?

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            neiffer Jason Neiffer added a comment - It appears this is a dead issue, but, something along these lines would be of interest to my program. Anyone else?
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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment -

            As per my last comment, this is the kind of thing that should probably be done as a custom add-on, at least in the first instance.

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            timhunt Tim Hunt added a comment - As per my last comment, this is the kind of thing that should probably be done as a custom add-on, at least in the first instance.
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            lfernandez Luke Fernandez added a comment -

            I can still answer questions about how we do it if the Moodle community takes an interest in developing such a feature. We have a mature proctor management system in chitester.weber.edu (our own remote testing system for online education) and it helps extensively in managing the many aspects of remote proctoring.

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            lfernandez Luke Fernandez added a comment - I can still answer questions about how we do it if the Moodle community takes an interest in developing such a feature. We have a mature proctor management system in chitester.weber.edu (our own remote testing system for online education) and it helps extensively in managing the many aspects of remote proctoring.

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