VU Overseas Examination SystemPresented By:VU Examinations Department (Overseas Section)
Salient Features of VU Overseas Examination System Virtual University is running highly technical, fully web based and advanced Overseas Examination System. Designed for students studying in VU from abroad. VU conducts its examinations in electronic mode i.e. a student has to attempt all paper(s) on a computer. Every student may set own date sheet i.e. date and time for each of the papers. Thus, in practical terms, examination in all the courses is held in every exam session. Every student gets a unique paper, generated automatically from a progressive ‘Question Bank’ i.e. pool of questions in accordance with the paper criteria provided by the concerned academic staff.
Salient Features of VU Overseas Examination System Student can appear from any where outside Pakistan where there is the facility of stable internet connection and external web cam. Each student considers a separate entity. Invigilator has to monitor and communicate with each student. Not Campus Based
Overseas InvigilationFollowing tools used for monitoring the exams VU designed web based Examination system Team Viewer for Remote Connection IP locator
Exam Application for Invigilator Login each Invigilator at http://www.exams.vu.edu.pk with Invigilator ID and Password
Exam Application for invigilator After Login, overseas Invigilation Interface show details of each exam and session.
Exam Application for invigilator When click on Show button, information of each student will appear on the interface.
To Do List for invigilator Each Invigilator has specific number of students for invigilation Each student may login 15 minutes before the Exam Details of each student appears in each Row. Confirm the view of student according to prescribed View Confirm the student’s identity according to the student’s picture appearing against each student. Check IP Address and Flag [Flag must not be Pakistan] Mark attendance Student can only start his/her paper unless his/her attendance is marked. Communicate with the student through Conversation window Continuously monitor the student through Web Cam
Remote Connection through Team Viewer Team Viewer is a software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings Monitor paper on remote machine through team viewer. To connect to another computer, Team Viewer has to be running on both machines When Team Viewer is started on a computer, it generates a partner ID and password To establish a connection from a local client to a remote host machine, the local operator must communicate with the remote operator, request the ID and password, then enter these into the local Team Viewer
Find Location through IP Address Students may appear from Pakistan. This can be checked by various means By checking his/her system’s IP Address appearing on the interface against each student’s record We can find the Country Name, country code, country flag etc of any suspicious student by entering remote system IP address on the following link http://www.ip-adress.com/ip_tracer/184.108.40.206 Any student found appearing from Pakistan, his/her paper immediately will be blocked due to the said reason.
Paper Blocking Concept If a student during the exam found in any type of cheating, his/her paper will be blocked due to the said reason. When the paper is blocked, student can not further attempt his/her paper. A UMC is filed against the student and will be sent to COUM along with the evidence.
Reasons of Paper BlockedNot Online Web Cam Not ShownGoes Offline during Exams Laptop Web CamAppearing from Pakistan Improper ViewUMC
Unfair Means Case Overseas students may cheat in papers There may be many means of Cheating. Copying from pdf handouts Copying from the internet sites (like Wikipedia, Google etc) Making remote connection with any other client computer. Part of any private network and using network resources in paper (file sharing, peer to peer Connection) Many other ways of cheating
Unfair Means Case If a student found in any type of cheating Take the snap shot of his/her screen immediately as a proof and warn the student If the student do the same thing again and again, then take suitable no of snap shots and block his/ her paper due to UMC reason File the UMC case against the student that will be sent to COUM along with the evidence
Technical issues &Trouble shooting Various technical/Non- technical issues can appear during the exams Problem External Web cam not working OR not deducting Solution 1) Confirm that Web cam is not using in any application other than Exam software. If it ,then release the Cam resource from the external application, so that exam software may use it 2) Flash player may corrupt and create problems. Install the latest version 3) Disable all anti-virus software installed on remote machine 4) Turn Off Windows firewall in control Panel on remote machine 5) Set IE settings to default on remote machine
Technical issues &Trouble shooting Problem Conversation is not Synchronized (Invigilator ‘s message not delivering to the student and vice versa) Solution Set the default language of the remote system as English (United States) in the control Panel Problem Remote system may stuck (i.e. did not respond) Solution End Task the Exam Application on remote machine from Task Manager and then restart the Exam Software