IRIS@Curtin (Intelligent Remote Invigilation System) helps deter and detect academic dishonesty in online tests and exams.
Staff members can find information on how to set up and use IRIS in the staff portal under Using learning and teaching systems.
During an online test or exam, IRIS records the audio signal from your computer’s microphone, video signal from your webcam and takes successive screenshots of what you see on your computer screen. IRIS analyses the recorded information and flags behaviour that may indicate potential academic dishonesty.
Curtin is using IRIS to ensure that students are not breaching academic integrity standards when they are taking online tests and exams. IRIS facilitates invigilation for online students during assessments, regardless of their location and helps to ensure assessment integrity and fairness for all students.
This following document sets forth the Terms and Conditions for the IRIS software.
- IRIS terms and conditions [.pdf 168KB]
IRIS works through a Google Chrome extension. Students must download the IRIS@Curtin extension and use Chrome to access Blackboard when taking an assessment with IRIS.
- Download the latest version of the free Google Chrome internet browser.
- Download the IRIS@Curtin plugin extension or it can be located through the Google Chrome Web Store by searching for IRIS@Curtin or Curtin Intelligent Remote Invigilation System.
- Once the extension is installed, follow the IRIS@Curtin set-up instructions for students IRIS@Curtin set-up instructions for students [.pdf 1MB].
Students that are experiencing difficulties should:
- Refer to the IRIS troubleshooting guide [.pdf 274KB]
- Use the IRIS self-help support tree
- Contact their lecturer for advice
- Contact Digital and Technology Solutions for assistance
Staff that are experiencing difficulties should: