Adding BioSig-ID to Moodle Courses

Adding BioSig-ID to Moodle Courses


Instructors create an instance of the module in their course and use its associated grade book column to give students access to one or more other content items (such as an assignment).

Creating a Tool instance

Add a tool instance of the BSI module as follows:

  1. Ensure that editing mode is on     
  2. Navigate to the area of the course where the instance is to be placed
  3. Select the Biometric Signature ID entry from the "Add an activity or resource" pop-up

  1. Enter the name and description (optional) for this instance; check the box to have the description appear on the course page. For advanced usage on custom report substitution rely on the "ID number" field in the "Common module settings" section. The "Attempts allowed" option is useful for the practice link in the enrollment instructions.

  1. Click on the "Save and return to Course button"   
  2. A grade book column associated with this instance will be automatically created.

Apply Tool Instance

  1. An instance of the BSI module may be used to hide/reveal other activities or resources by creating restrict access rules.
  2. Edit the settings for the resource or activity whose access is to be controlled

  1. From the "Add restriction..." dialog use the "Grade" button

  1. Select the name given to the BSI module instance from the "Grade" condition drop-down list of grade book column names. This is where descriptive names on new tool-instances showcase their importance when multiple course items are gated.
  2. Place a check mark next to "must be

    " enter "
    100" in the   box for the grade condition entry

  3. Click on the "Save and return to course" button
  4. Repeat these steps for any other activities or resources to be released to students once they have verified their identity
To force a student to re-verify their identity, click on the BSI module instance and select their name from the drop-down list of students who have been verified. Instructors should NOT override the grade in the grade book.

Quiz Intercepts

Forcing a student to verify their identity on a Moodle quiz is really easy if the BioSig-ID™ quiz intercept module is installed. Activating the feature is then as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Edit the settings on a quiz
  2. Expand the "Extra restrictions on attempts" section and adjust the BioSig-ID™ Quiz intercept checkbox as needed

  1. Click on the "Save and return to course" button

IMPORTANT: Due to a known conflict with the Respondus Lockdown Browser this setting is ignored if the "Browser Security" settings in this same section (expand all the options via "Show more..." link) relies on the Respondus Lockdown Browser. Use the BioSig-ID™ Tool Instance method to still add the extra security layer for the time being while we work with Respondus on a solution.

Course Construct Report (Admin)

Within 'Site Administration' under the 'Reports' tab there should be a 'BioSig-ID™ Course Construct Report' option available if the respective module was installed.

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