User verification

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  • #21158
    Nic Crocker
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    I am developing a LMS site and want to offer NVQ online learning. I will need to be able to demonstrate we can verify the student’s identity when they take the exam. While it is clearly possible to do so at registration I’ve not find a tool that requires the user to provide verification data before commencing a test.

    ANy ideas to overcome this problem?

    Nic

    #21163
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Nic,

    Sounds like an interesting one – what verification data do you need?

    Jamie

    #21165
    Nic Crocker
    Participant

    I’m looking to verify that it is the user who has logged in to take the NVQ assessment, rather than someone on their behalf, i.e. to bring a degree of exam rigour to the process.

    Of course this is extremely diffcult to achieve. While universities undertake very significant processes to enable online assessment a more proportionate approach is sensible for short courses.

    Any guidance would be welcomed :)

    Nic

    #21178
    Jamie Marsland
    Keymaster

    Hi Nic,

    hmmm that sounds like a tricky one – it’s not something i’ve implemented before.

    Anyone else got experience of this?

    Jamie

    #21187
    Nic Crocker
    Participant

    I’m thinking about Google Authenticator: https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-authenticator/ but have no experience of making this work.

    Theoretically this plugin will provide an algorithym transmitted by a QR code to the student who will need to download a free app for a smartphone. Then when wishing to login to my LMS secure area the app provides a one-time code to grant access.

    While this does not entirely eliminate the risk of exam fraud (the student can give their phone plus the app to a conspiring cheat) the proportionality for Level 1 and 2 NVQs makes this a sensible approach, if the technology can be made to work.

    Any experience of using this tool would be massively welcomed, as would an alternative more simple approach. My nervousness about making this work is understandable I’m sure.

    Views, ideas welcomed.

    Nic

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