Ohio State Selects Proctoring Tools to Support Teaching and Learning

The Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) in December 2023 for an enterprise-wide proctoring tool or tools to support teaching and learning at the university. Several vendors submitted bids, and an evaluation committee made up of representatives from across the university assessed and tested the vendors’ proctoring tools. 

The evaluation committee recommended Ohio State pursue a contract with Honorlock and continue using the Respondus Lockdown Browser tool. Beginning Summer 2024, Proctorio will be discontinued and Honorlock will be made available to those instructors who require a proctored environment for high stakes assessments. 

The committee also recommended the university launch educational campaigns around academic integrity that help familiarize students and instructors with the tools. These campaigns could help reduce stress for test-taking students and highlight the limitations of proctoring tools for instructions. These campaigns should also encourage instructors to create authentic assessments that do not require proctoring, as these types of assessments are more likely to motivate students to learn and set them up for success in their future careers. You can learn more about designing assignments that encourage academic integrity in the Teaching and Learning Resource Center.