How Does Screen Capturing, Recording and Taking Screenshots Work in Online Exams?
In screen capturing surveillance method, the full screen of the computer on which the test will be taken can be recorded during the exam or the screenshot can be shooted at regular intervals and saved as photo.
In screen surveillance, (as with webcam surveillance) there are 2 options:
- Taking photograph: Screenshots are taken as photos 3 times per minute during the exam.
- Recording video: During the exam, the full screen is recorded in 1 minute video clips.
To take a screen monitored exam, a browser that supports screen recording is required. Current versions of modern browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera on desktop and laptop computers support screen capturing.
The user who wants to take a screen monitored exam, encounters a screen that asks the user to share the full screen of his/her computer before starting the exam.
All videos and photos recorded during the exam can be viewed simultaneously (live) by proctors or at the end of the exam, the relevant records can be accessed in the monitoring section of the exam report.