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"Safe Exam Browser" for tests/quizzes

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I'd like more security for test-taking. Can Schoology work in conjunction with Safe Exam Browser or a similar program?

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    Mr. Bodden

    Patiently waiting for this feature. As it is, validity of the result is at stake.
    I've seen a few teachers jump the boat because of this.

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    Shannon Isenhower

    Yes! We desperately need this feature.

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    Brian Gross

    You need this feature!!! It is what is keeping your assessment platform from becoming robust enough to replace a teachers written tests. Without it an assessment just can not be 100% dependable.

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    Mr. Bodden

    Teachers every where are asking for this feature or are holding back until it gets implemented. In some cases they are even switching LMS.
    Come on Schoology!!!
    You are a leading hub. Let's not loose ground.

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    Rachel Brownfield

    We really need this feature. It's too easy for students to cheat.

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    Caroline Avila

    Do we have an answer from Schoology on how to get around this ? We have come across students in a vocab test can press and hold on the word and get s new window and the definition. Please answer!

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    Nicole Sanders

    I agree with this! That would be awesome! As of now, I have to have the students turn their desks and iPads so I can watch them all from the back, which is not perfect.

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    Diane Smeenk

    Has this been addressed?

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    Coach Brummer

    This was the only feature I enjoyed about moodle. know that my students are becoming more computer literate this is quickly becoming a problem. I am actually thinking about switching back to moodle becuase of this. This thread was started a year ago and is still extremely active. Eveyone wants this to happen ASAP.

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    Terri Manning

    If you are using chromebooks, you can set up kiosk mode to work with schoology. Make your settings in public session on google managment for students is to forbid everything except https://www.schoology.com/login and httsp://schoology.com/assignment. Also, add those same pages to Load on Startup. The students will log into kiosk, then login to schoology. The teacher will then provide the assignment number for the quiz (found on the url when looking at the quiz). The students will then enter that number after the word assignment/ on the url line, ie https://schoology.com/assignment/{number}

    It allows the student to go to that assignment. Yes, it allows other assignments but they would have to know the assignment number and if you are worried, just turn off visibility for all the other assignments for that unit.

    While not perfect, it is close.

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    Steven Small

    This is a must! Please incorporate some way to administer quizzes/tests with the ability to limit students access to the Internet.

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    William Illingworth

    Friends and fellow followers, check out Schoology's January 28 blog post stating that the Respondus Lockdown Browser Integration is coming!
    http://ecampus.lbc.edu/group/25228991/blog/post/228892330

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    Coach Brummer

    I am glad to see some progress with this. I dislike this particular idea though. As the only teacher in my school who uses schoology (or any LMS for that matter) paying for Respondus Lockdown Browser would not make much sense. I would really like to see a simple option in test settings to lock the test if a student clicks on another tab. This must be possible because moodle has this feature. It was honestly the only good thing about moodle as schoology is far superior in so many ways.

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    Caroline Avila

    I agree with Mr Brummer. I was excited about reading the Blog but not after I read that Respondus is a paid service. Schoology please make it part of the Schoology features. Respondus is not an option for private schools nor for many teachers, like Mr. Brummer as incurring additional expenses is always a challenge.

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    Carla Holt

    This would be an excellent feature to add to Schoology. As the instructional technology facilitator I have had teachers request this feature.

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    Lacie Zahradnik

    We have already spent a LOT of money on enterprise for schoology. We can't afford Respondus Lockdown as well. Has anyone found another option?

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    Steven Wallace

    During a test students can highlight the question, right click, and then do a google search for the answer. This feature NEEDS TO BE DISABLED.

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    Joshua Spiegel

    So when will more information be coming out about the safelock program (or whatever it's called)? This school year would be great. Waiting quite a long time...

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    Mr. Bodden

    Patiently waiting... Is there any kind of time table on this.
    This issue is what is keeping many teachers from using this awesome LMS

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    Nicole Dimatos

    Assessments given using Schoology are invalid when it is possible for students to look up definitions without "exiting" the quiz. I am so disappointed! I loved the "instant feedback" provided by Schoology, but now, all my data is suspect. I will certainly not give any more assessments using Schoology until this problem is resolved.

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    Laura Maroon (Tech Dir)

    Yes please.

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    Caroline Avila

    Yes, we have been waiting and really need this feature in Schoology. If the Moodle of old could do it, why not the Schoology of new?

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    Mr. Bodden

    Any news in this regard?

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    Mr. Sundquist

    Yes-- please add this feature. Many teachers are hesitant using Schoology because it lacks this "lockdown" mode during quizzes.

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    Michael Simurdiak

    Please integrate with Safe Exam Browser.  It is a free option that works now with iOS.  www.safeexambrowser.org

    Respondus is not cheap.

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