This page is written for institutions that are either existing Inspera customers or are considering implementing Inspera. 

If you are a candidate, please refer to your institution’s own guidance on taking an assessment using the Inspera platform.  Your institution may impose different requirements to our minimum specification.

The minimum system requirements depend on which configuration of Inspera you are using:

    • Inspera Assessment (open book, no lockdown or proctoring)
    • Inspera Assessment with Safe Exam Browser (Lockdown using SEB)
    • Inspera Assessment with Inspera Integrity Browser (Lockdown with or without proctoring)

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Inspera Assessment 

Inspera Assessment can be accessed by the two most recent stable versions of the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari

The most common browsers are on aggressive release schedules; therefore, the most current version is not explicitly listed. We recommend that you install new versions of the browsers as they are released.

Note that this only defines the recommended browsers. Other browser versions and vendors that follow modern web standards can also be used.

Recommended security measures

All end users (staff and candidates) are subject to their own organization's acceptable IT use policy, but the following is strongly recommended by Inspera:
  • Up-to-date antimalware
  • Activated local firewall
  • Local device encryption
  • Updated and patched Operating Systems and Applications
  • Safely kept user account and password
  • Trusted and secure internet connection

Inspera Assessment with Inspera Integrity Browser

Warning: MacOS 14 Users on Versions Below 1.15.12

The use of Inspera Integrity Browser, with versions below 1.15.12 in conjunction with MacOS 14 has been identified to cause screen flickering issues. To resolve this issue, please reach out to the Service Desk to update to the latest version.

Lockdown with or without proctoring (Inspera Proctoring)

Inspera Assessment can be combined with Inspera Integrity Browser (IIB), an in-house application that provides a lockdown environment to prevent candidates from accessing anything else on the computer for the duration of their assessment.  As a further option, Inspera Proctoring can be used in record & review.  Inspera Integrity Browser is only available for Windows and macOS.

Inspera Inspera Integrity Browser minimum requirements

  • Windows: 7, 8.1, 10 and 11 on 64-bit platforms
    Note: Support for Windows 7 and 8.1 are discontinued from IIB version 1.14.19.
  • macOS: MacOS 10.15 to 13.6
    Note: Minimum requirement is macOS Big Sur (version 11) and higher from IIB 1.15.0.
  • OpenGL 2.0 graphics driver
  • CPUs newer than 2011 (Intel Sandy Bridge (Core i3, i5, and i7) or newer)
  • Minimum SSE 4.2 in AMD processors and CPU
  • A broadband internet connection (0.15Mbps upload speed)
  • A working internet connection during installation so that the configuration file can be downloaded

Inspera Proctoring minimum requirements

  • Windows: 7, 8.1, 10 and 11 on 64-bit platforms
    Note: Support for Windows 7 and 8.1 are discontinued from IIB version 1.14.19
  • macOS: MacOS 10.15 to 13.6
    Note: Minimum requirement is macOS Big Sur (version 11) and higher from IIB 1.15.0.
  • CPUs newer than 2011 (Intel Sandy Bridge (Core i3, i5, and i7) or newer)
  • 75 MB of free storage space per hour
  • Web camera & microphone (internal or external)
  • A broadband internet connection (0.15Mbps upload speed)
  • A working internet connection during installation so that the configuration file can be downloaded

Depending on the security settings implemented by the institution for each test, candidates may be required to have Admin rights. For instance, Administrator permission is needed for IIB in Strict lockdown mode to install and launch IIB, as well as to restart, stop, or start IIB in case it is interrupted.

Note: If you are running a Windows machine and want to install and run a different configuration than the existing IIB version and configuration, IIB first needs to be uninstalled, then reinstalled.

Inspera Assessment with Safe Exam Browser

Inspera Assessment can be combined with Safe Exam Browser (SEB) to provide a lockdown environment to prevent candidates from accessing anything else on the computer for the duration of their assessment.  SEB is third-party software not written by Inspera.

Ensure a range of browsers are at their disposal in the event one does not function as expected.

SEB minimum requirements

The following operating systems are required for SEB on Inspera Assessment:

Operating Systems supported by SEB 

Minimum Recommended Full Supported List
  • macOS 10.13
  • iOS 10.3.3
  • Windows 10
  • macOS 11 (Big Sur)
  • iOS latest
  • Windows 8.1/8.2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • macOS 10.13 - macOS 11, macOS 12, macOS 13
  • iOS 10.3.3 and newer
Note: Chrome OS does not support SEB and is only available through the Kiosk app on managed Chromebooks. The Kiosk app and computers must be centrally managed by the institution with licenses. To learn more about installing the Kiosk app, visit our Help Center article How to install the Inspera Assessment lockdown browser for Chromebook

The following versions of the SEB lockdown browser are supported by Inspera Assessment:

SEB versions supported by Inspera Assessment

Minimum Recommended Full Supported List
  • SEB for Mac 3.2.5
  • SEB for iOS 2.1.12
  • Inspera Assessment lock-down browser for Chromebook v1.0
  • SEB for Mac 3.2.5
  • SEB for Windows 3.4.0, 3.4.1, 3.5.0
  • SEB for iOS 2.1.15
  • Inspera Assessment lock-down browser for Chromebook v1.0
  • SEB for Mac 3.2.5
  • SEB for Windows 3.4.0 (x32 and x64), 3.4.1 (x32 and x64), 3.5.0 (x32 and x64)
  • SEB for iOS 2.1.12 and newer

Downloadable versions of Safe Exam Browser (SEB)

  • Administrator permission is needed to install SEB on a computer. You cannot install it as a standard user. Administrator permission is also needed to restart, stop, or start the SEB service in case it is interrupted. 
  • It is the most recent of the supported versions of SEB that is downloadable from Inspera Assessment.

Windows

Mac

SEB for Windows 3.4.0 SEB for Mac 3.2.5
SEB for Windows 3.4.1
SEB for Windows 3.5.0

 

 

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