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What is Virtual Proctoring and How Can It Improve My Online Training?

Learn more about virtual proctoring and how it can help your company.

SET Safety LMS: Leading Proctoring Solution for Online ExamsWe’ve seen the corporate training industry shift from in-person to online, and this trend only continues to grow. As companies grow larger and more remote, the need for easily accessible training is critical. The problem with online training has historically been one of validation. How can you confirm that it is indeed your employee who is completing the training? Enter virtual proctoring. Read on to learn more about virtual proctoring and how it can help your company.

What is Virtual Proctoring?

Proctoring is the act of supervising an exam or course. Virtual proctoring allows for a similar level of supervision to occur – online! Using a web-based technology, exams and courses can be monitored using facial recognition technology through the webcam of a computer, tablet or phone, with no added software installation required.

How It Works

Set Safety’s virtual proctoring technology helps to verify the identity of the employee completing the online course. It requires the employee to take a picture of both their face, as well as a piece of government-issued photo ID.
After the course is completed, this information, along with the footage of the employee taking the course is validated by our virtual proctor team to ensure the employee correctly completed the training. Upon successful completion, a certificate with a unique ID number is issued that can be used to validate the user’s identity and participation in the course.

Benefits of Virtual Proctoring

Any company that uses online courses or testing can benefit from virtual proctoring. Worksite orientations, new-hire orientations, and safety training courses are all great examples of places where virtual proctoring can be implemented. The benefits of going virtual include:

  • Time and money savings. Spend less time and money on booking training rooms, instructors, and proctors.
  • Monitor for deceptive behaviour. Virtual proctoring doesn’t only allow for ID verification, it also monitors the employee throughout the course for deceptive behaviour. Things such as covering the camera, or switching people after the ID verification process will all be flagged by the system and you’ll be alerted.
  • Legal protection. Virtual proctoring allows you to prove employee compliance of regulatory requirements. Recently the CPHR sent out a statement on the importance of using this kind of technology.
  • Due diligence. Ensuring workers are engaged with your online training makes for a safer work environment for everyone. Measuring this engagement is easier when virtual proctoring is enabled.

Want to Learn More?

If you’re interested in learning how Set Safety’s virtual proctoring system can help validate your online training, give us a call or request a demonstration today!
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