Examity: Exam Security and 2 Audits of Appt
As part of their service Examity has several requirements that assist in keeping exams secure and help prevent cheating:
- All webcam exam appointments are proctored in real time by live proctors.
- Examity’s proctoring service is built around distinct time zones, ensuring that testers have comprehensive availability, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, including weekends and holidays.
- Examity uses live authentication of the student. Live authentication is a comprehensive human authentication to ensure an agreed-to understanding of exam rules and “clean” test environment by requesting a 360° room pan and a desk sweep to make sure no unauthorized materials are present. It also includes ID verifications, challenge questions, facial comparisons, and digital signature.
- Prior to the start of the exam, and throughout the appointment, if necessary, the student is required to pan their desk and the room with a reflective device to ensure no unauthorized items/people are in the testing area as well as to show the proctor what is in front of them.
- The webcam proctor remains remotely tied to the student’s computer thus monitoring all virtual activity made by the student. (NOTE: the webcam proctor cannot access a student’s computer files without their knowledge.) With permission from the test taker, proctors have the ability to view the screen and move the mouse and keyboard as if he or she were sitting next to the test taker. Once the test starts, the proctor will monitor everything but can no longer move the test taker's mouse and keyboard. During the entire process, a chat box is running on the test taker’s computer, and they can see what permissions the proctor currently has at any time. The entire chat session log is saved as well as video of the exam appointment.
- Exam security protocols are adhered to throughout the exam appointment.
- After the exam, each exam appointment is audited twice to ensure issues of academic integrity or unprofessional conduct are discovered, so they can be addressed.
- The first audit occurs during and immediately following the appointment
- The second audit occurs 24-72 hours after the appointment.