Industry News & Notes

Report: UI students used Chinese companies to cheat online


| In The News

“[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.”

How an industry helps Chinese students cheat their way into and through U.S. colleges


| In The News

“[ProctorU] discovered that students taking online classes had other people take their exams for them, he wrote. ProctorU is able to monitor students through the cameras mounted in the computers used to take the test. In checking the faces of the exam-takers against the identification photos of the legitimate students, ProctorU came to believe that imposters had stepped in for the students. It then alerted the university.”

University of Iowa investigation highlights cheating among tech-savvy students


| In The News

“ProctorU, a national proctoring service the [University of Iowa] uses to provide identity verification for several of its online courses, detected “potential irregularities” during an exam. Those irregularities involved discrepancies in verifying the identities of test-takers in one or more exams and — in some cases — multiple courses.”

Claims of Cheating in Online Courses at Iowa


| In The News

“The [University of Iowa] uses ProctorU for online exam monitoring, and the company said it has detected several cases of students who may have gotten other people to take exams in their place. ProctorU, like many exam monitoring services, uses identity verification to prevent cheating. The university is investigating the claims.”

University of Iowa investigates claims of cheating by online students


| In The News

“UI partners with a national proctoring service, Proctor U, that provides multistep identity verification for several online courses, [UI spokeswoman Jeneane] Beck said. ProctorU alerted the university that at least 30 students enrolled in online courses may have attempted to cheat by having other people take their exams.”

ProctorU launches an international partner newtork, expands offerings and operations


| In The News

“ProctorU is pleased to announce today the development and launch of an international partner network, allowing for innovative lines of service and global expansion… In collaboration with Proctorio, ProctorU has developed the industry’s first automated proctoring with professional review service. This service pairs Proctorio’s innovative automation software and Learning Management System (LMS) integration with the ProctorU professional team of more than 500 proctors.”