Further, we want to record web cam & screen shot at random times during the course.So, in short, we want to have pictorial proof that a student has actually participated a course throughout course. If there is no such plugin developed so far, I would start on it and we appreciate some suggestion to get an idea how to deal with web cameras & screen captures.Looking for some valuable comments, Mahtab I don't have a solution, but if it were me, I know what logic I would use...I would basically look in the online hacker community for programs that hijack the webcams of users without their knowledge. I would then find out how it works, and call it as an external program from within Moodle.
I'm not a lawyer, but I'm certain a lawyer could navigate this issue with a solid defensible student agreement prior to the use. Well, we definitely are going to get a consent from our students to allow web cam and screen to be recorded during the course.I'm not across the specifics but I'd think it would be as simple as recording with VLC and playing the stream back in a method that looks like it's live from the webcam, at least as far as the proctoring software is concerned.I would expect that could be done entirely in software. But it would be best as a virtual webcam driver, like "Many Cam" that you could toggle between recorded and live streams. its main purpose would be for cheating and deception. Perhaps a better idea is to establish policies that make all or most tests "open book." This will more than likely have the added benefit of forcing teachers to change tests so that they focus on the more desirable higher-order and critical thinking skills and what learners understand about the information rather than simply regurgitating it or selecting answers from multiple choice options.I guess the point I'm trying to make is you can't stop cheating - learners will always find a way, one way or another - and cheating is the product of poor assessment and curriculum practices. There are a number of proctoring solutions out there.There are some which integrate with Moodle, but I can't speak to how well as we have only looked into the available options and not installed or run any as yet.