You will be asked to do a room scan with the webcam that shows the entire room and desk area to ensure that there are no prohibited items and that there are no distractions around your student during the test.
After you launch the Secure Browser, one of the first steps will be completing a room scan. During the room scan the student or their parent/guardian slowly shows the entire room and desk area with the webcam.
Some important tips for room scans are:
*Go slowly. Your room scan should be about 20 seconds — enough time to slowly show the entire room and testing area.
*First, slowly rotate the camera 360 degrees showing the room. It needs to be slow enough to show that there are no other people or prohibited items within reach.
*Second, use the webcam to show the desk area, any walls around the desk, and that no prohibited items are on or under the desk. Plan about 5-8 seconds.
*If you have a laptop, consider unplugging the power cord first, but remember to plug it back in.
*The proctor will review the room scan immediately; however, if it is too fast or parts of the room or desk are are not show, the proctor will prompt you to complete the room scan again.