[Athen] Monitoring Students During Tests

Leyna Bencomo lbencomo at uccs.edu
Fri Aug 31 08:56:19 PDT 2018

We don’t use anything that extensive. However, our professors have the option of having their Canvas tests on Respondus Lockdown which locks out the use of the internet. There is a setting for JAWS use which works well. However, Read & Write does not function, nor Kurzweil because they have features that access the internet.

Leyna Bencomo
Assistive Technology Specialist
Office of Information Technology
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Subject: [Athen] Monitoring Students During Tests

Hello everyone:

I know I've asked this before on the AHEAD list but I don't think I have here. If so, please accept my apologies for the repeat post.

Currently, we have a camera system for monitoring our students in the testing center. On the computers, we have a program called SentryPC, which logs everything on the computers -- keystrokes, sites visited, programs open, etc. With this program, I can block access to certain sites. Problem is that it is always killed off by Symantec Antivirus (despite exceptions), the web interface is not very accessible (I am a blind screen reader user), and a host of other issues.

I am trying to find other solutions, because my administration is reluctant to get rid of this program until I find a replacement.

What are folks using to monitor their testing computers? Ultimately, it should not interfere with any assistive technology, including screen readers, which I would imagine the browser lockdown programs probably do.

Looking forward to whatever people have to say on this matter.


Robert Spangler
Disability Services Technical Support Specialist
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