## WeBWorK Main Forum

### Proctored gateway test

by Lars Jensen -
Number of replies: 5
Does the proctored gateway test work? It doesn't seem to come up for the students, and can't find a place where the instructor can enter a proctor password either. The unproctored version seems to work fine.

We are running webwork 2.3-dev

Thanks,
Lars.

### Re: Proctored gateway test

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Lars,

I need to change the default on this. In global.conf there is a setting view_proctored_tests in %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 $student. Anyone who is in the class and has a permissionLevel of 2 ("proctor") or better should be able to authorize proctored tests. A feature that I'm going to look to add is the ability to set some generic per-assignment proctor password, for cases where a class is being administered a test all at once and it's not feasible for a proctor to go around and log in to each students' computer. Please ask if that doesn't address your question. Thanks, Gavin In reply to Gavin LaRose ### Re: Proctored gateway test by Lars Jensen - Hi Gavin, Does this mean that if I want to use the "link method" to assign a proctored gateway quiz, then I need to set up a link to click on for each student? What link do I use? How exactly does the students find his/her proctored quiz? If I use the method setting the permission level to$student will a password from the instructor still be required for the student to take the quiz, or does the $student setting make the quiz unproctored? I'm confused because I don't seem to be able to get a password prompt to pop up for students no matter how I configure the proctored quiz... Lars. In reply to Lars Jensen ### Re: Proctored gateway test by Gavin LaRose - Hi Lars, This slipped past me for longer than I intended; sorry for the delay posting a response. My method of routing students to the correct class/test is by using a select element in a form that uses javascript to then construct the correct URL. It's very simple; c.f. . I can send you the code for the script if you're interested. If you set the "view_proctored_tests" setting to$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.

Gavin

### Re: Proctored gateway test

by Lars Jensen -
Hi Gavin,

proctored gateway/quiz doesn't work at all for me. Even when I set "Visible to students" to "Yes," the quiz is not visible. I can't make it show up in the student's list of sets.

gateway/quiz, on the other hand seems to work fine.

Lars.

### Re: Proctored gateway test

by Gavin LaRose -
Hi Lars,

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.

Thanks,
Gavin