Secure Exam Proctor

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What is Proctorio?

Proctorio is an Edge add-on tool designed for secure online exams. It provides an even playing ground by using an automated proctoring process, ensuring no one is watching the user during the exam. All users' data collected during the examination is encrypted and doesn't leave the computer while Proctorio is used. It does not collect or sell personal data. It might require certain permissions which are used transparently. It complies with iKeepSafe (FERPA, COPPA and CSPC) standards.

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Rating: 1.40 (77)
Version: 1.5.23139.9 (Last updated: 2023-06-17)
Creation date: 2021-12-03
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • ws://*/*
  • wss://*/*
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • clipboardWrite
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • webNavigation
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Size: 18.81M
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

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Proctorio (v1.5.23244.10)
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Not available on Firefox

Proctorio is a tool created for accessibility. It enables you to take exams remotely while protecting the value of your online degree/certifications and helps to prevent financial aid fraud. Here are some important things to keep in mind when using Proctorio on your assessments:

  1. No one here will be watching you - Proctorio removes human bias by using an automated system to level the playing field for you. Any information collected during your assessment is only visible to authorized individuals at your institution—not us.

  2. Your information is completely safe - Any information collected during your assessment is encrypted with 256 bit AES encryption before it leaves your computer. Remember that Proctorio works exclusively within the browser and does not have access to your local machine.

  3. No personal information is sold - Our privacy design means we can't even see your data. There is nothing for us to sell to third parties.

The following permissions may be required by your Chrome browser. In full transparency, here is why we need to use them:

READ AND CHANGE ALL YOUR DATA ON THE WEBSITES YOU VISIT - It’s a lot less scary that it sounds… This permission does not mean the extension will read or change anything on the websites you visit. It is triggered by the Chrome tab capture API, that the extension uses to record tabs while inside a test. Tab capture is optionally set by the exam administrators and not forced by Proctorio. This message is also triggered by the <all_urls> declaration which allows the extension to detect the exam. If Proctorio did not ask for this permission, each and every institution would need a different extension or Proctorio would be forced to release permission updates every time a new customer wanted to use Proctorio. Both of those options would make things more complex and increase confusion.

FINANCIAL AND PAYMENT INFORMATION - Proctorio does not directly collect financial and payment information from test takers. This permission is only required to allow our third party payment processor to process payment from test takers who are required to pay for their exams.

CAPTURE THE CONTENT OF YOUR SCREEN - Some exams require desktop recording. This is set solely by your exam administrator and/or institution. This permission allows Proctorio to capture your screen during an exam—using a technique that intentionally obfuscates sensitive information. Proctorio support can also leverage this to help provide fast & effective technical support. Screen recording cannot be started automatically. Google Chrome offers you another layer of protection by asking you a second time for permission to share your screen. This will happen each and every time the screen share is needed. Google Chrome also places messaging at the bottom of your screen so you always know when it is being captured. You can manually end screen recording at any time. Once an exam is submitted, Proctorio will always automatically end screen capture for you.

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Risk impact

Proctorio is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Proctorio is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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