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Published: May 25, 2016 | Category: Media

Texas State to introduce online exam proctoring

“An increasingly common challenge facing universities and colleges is how best to prove student identity in cyberspace. Particularly as an increasing number of courses offer online exams, the need to properly vet students has become paramount. Texas State is the latest institution to recognize this need, and beginning in the fall [of 2016], the university will implement an online proctoring solution for exams taken by students enrolled in online courses.”

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Published: May 25, 2016 | Category: Media

Online exam proctoring to be offered in the fall

“University officials plan to offer online exam proctoring services for all online courses through a service provider after running a pilot program in summer courses… ‘(Online) proctoring is very similar to what we do in the classroom nearly every day,” [Debbie Thorne, associate vice president of Academic Affairs at Texas State] said. ‘There’s some type of oversight as the student is taking the exam to make sure they’re only using the materials, if any, that are allowed for the exam.’”

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Published: May 25, 2016 | Category: Media

Report: UI students used Chinese companies to cheat online

“[University of Iowa] officials announced last week that they were investigating possible academic misconduct involving at least 30 students enrolled in online courses. The university had been alerted to the possible cheating through ProctorU, a national proctoring service that provides identity verification for online courses… ProctorU alerted UI that the students may have attempted to cheat by having other people take their exams in one or more courses.”

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