As virtual proctoring grows in popularity, some test-takers worry about their privacy

By Emma Henderson

The ProctorU webpage, where students download software that allows virtual proctors to watch them take exams. (Emma Henderson / Carolina Connection)


Do you feel like someone’s watching you? Well, if you’re taking an important exam during COVID-19, that may be the case. The pandemic has made in-person testing difficult so virtual proctoring is becoming the new normal for test-takers across the country. By watching you from another place through a webcam, virtual proctors can see your every move to make sure you aren’t cheating. However, while this may provide more scheduling flexibility, virtual proctoring isn’t without its flaws.

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