The Birmingham Business Journal announced ProctorU’s newly-acquired patent for the process of proctoring an exam online in a live format that they have employed since 2008.
Says Chief Strategy Officer Jarrod Morgan, “this is the most comprehensive patent ever issued in our space. Many of these aspects have become standards in the industry.”
ProctorU provides distance proctoring services for colleges, universities and certification organizations that offer examinations online. The service allows students to take their exams from nearly anywhere in a secured environment. ProctorU uses a patent-pending three-step process that confirms that the student who registered for the exam is the student who is taking the exam and is following the institution’s testing requirements. The service is modeled after the in-classroom experience and proctors monitor the entire process in order to ensure that a high level of integrity is maintained throughout the exam process. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real-time monitoring to nearly 1,000 colleges, universities and certification organizations, including the University of Florida and Northwestern University. ProctorU operates dedicated proctoring centers in Folsom, Calif., Livermore, Calif. and Hoover, Ala.