Recording Alleged Source(s) of Proctorio Evidence
There are multiple tools you could use to record video evidence of academic misconduct within the Proctorio Gradebook in Canvas. We encourage you to utilize a screen recording tool that you are comfortable with, that will allow you to record and save a file that you can upload and share to COAM through box.osu.edu.
- Important considerations for selecting an appropriate screen recording tool that faculty should keep in mind:
- The tool should not automatically save the recording to any cloud-based software. Rather, it should allow you to automatically save (or choose the option to) save to your desktop. As academic misconduct evidence is FERPA protected data, storing it anywhere outside of Ohio State protected servers is prohibited.
- While Mediasite has the capacity to record your screen, downloading and securing the video can be challenging. For this reason, we do not recommend using it for this purpose.
- Recording from mobile or tablet devices is not possible, due to the limited functionality of the mobile Chrome browser.
- Suggested tools:
- This is a free tool downloadable for both PC and Mac users. If on an Ohio State managed device, administrative permissions are not required to enable the desktop recorder.
- The user-friendly interface allows you to select a portion of your screen to record for up to a maximum of 15 minutes.
- Tip: Screencast-O-matic recommends selecting the 720p recording size.
- This tool requires that you have an internet connection and to download a screen recorder. Once downloaded, the screen recorder is enabled from within your Screencast-o-matic account by selecting Start Recorder.
- As a standard functionality, it highlights clicks and has an integrated audio tool (if using a microphone) to allow for voiceover descriptions.
- Once recorded, you can select a specific section of the video or the entire recording to download to your desktop. Additionally, users designate where the recording is downloaded and what file type you would prefer to use (mp4 recommended).
- While this is not a supported tool by Ohio State’s eLearning Support Team, there is a significant amount of tutorial and support documentation on Screencast-O-Matic website that can walk you through how it works and the options available within the tool. That information is available here: https://help.screencast-o-matic.com/
Native screen recorders on MacOS
- Quicktime is the native and provided tool on all Mac OS devices.
- Once opened, Quicktime will allow you to record your screen by choosing the New Screen Recording option from the menu bar. You will need to make sure to turn on the microphone function and select Show Mouse Clicks in Recording if those are functions important to demonstrating the requested evidence.
- Once you stop recording, Quicktime will automatically open the recording. From there you can play, edit, and share the recording. For more instructions on using Quicktime, refer to this help article on apple.com: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201066
- While this is not a supported tool by Ohio State’s eLearning Support Team, there is support documentation on Apple’s website. To learn more about how to use Quicktime on your device, check out this support article on apple.com.