I need to change the default on this. In
global.conf there is a setting
%permissionLevels. The default setting for this is
$ta, rather than
$student, which is good in cases where one has a proctored lab where a direct link can be set up to get to the proctored test. This avoids students clicking the proctored test and then having to figure out what to do when it demands a proctor login. However, in the absence of that direct link it is a bit confusing when the proctored tests don't show up on the set list page. You may want to change this permission level setting to
Anyone who is in the class and has a permissionLevel of 2 ("proctor") or better should be able to authorize proctored tests. A feature that I'm going to look to add is the ability to set some generic per-assignment proctor password, for cases where a class is being administered a test all at once and it's not feasible for a proctor to go around and log in to each students' computer.
Please ask if that doesn't address your question.
Does this mean that if I want to use the "link method" to assign a proctored gateway quiz, then I need to set up a link to click on for each student? What link do I use? How exactly does the students find his/her proctored quiz?
If I use the method setting the permission level to $student will a password from the instructor still be required for the student to take the quiz, or does the $student setting make the quiz unproctored?
I'm confused because I don't seem to be able to get a password prompt to pop up for students no matter how I configure the proctored quiz...
If you set the "view_proctored_tests" setting to $student, all it changes is whether the test appears on the ProblemSets listing page. All proctoring and other characteristics remain the same.
If you have defined a quiz as a "proctored_gateway_quiz" type of assignment, before the system lets a student start a test it will insert a proctor login requirement. It also requires a proctor authentication to grade the test.
Sorry about that; I guess I wasn't clear before. There is a setting in the global.conf file that sets the permission required for a proctored set to appear in a student's list of sets. This is in the %permissionLevels hash, around line 630.
I now also (finally) have some documentation for the GatewayQuiz module on-line in the WeBWorK2 Wiki. That's at http://devel.webwork.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/Webwork/GatewayTesting.
Please let me know if this doesn't make sense.