Industry News & Notes

Industry News & Notes

Exam security becomes hot button issue


| Blog Posts

There have been a couple of good articles recently concerning the security of exams, more specifically concerning exam material showing up on Facebook and other social media sites. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reports that hundreds of photos of the state’s standardized exams have shown up online. According to the article, not… continue reading »

ProctorU unveils Take it Now


| Blog Posts

Students needing to schedule a proctored online exam may now take it within 15 minutes of logging on to ProctorU, thanks to a new feature called Take it Now. Normally, students are asked to create an exam appointment when using ProctorU. Now, students can log in, create an appointment, and take their test in the… continue reading »

President Obama weighs in on higher education


| Blog Posts

The president made headlines recently with with remarks on the state of American higher education. In his state of the union address, President Obama announced that he would put colleges on notice and unveiled the details of this mantra during another speech at the University of Michigan. The president’s policy aims to reduce the cost… continue reading »

Mark your calendar for Digital Learning Day 2012


| Blog Posts

February 1, 2012 is Digital Learning Day, a nationwide campaign developed to raise awareness for online education. Next Wednesday, a virtual national town hall meeting will be broadcast live from Washington, D.C., and will highlight four to six satellite locations. Both California and Alabama, the two states in which ProctorU operates online proctoring centers, are… continue reading »

Wikipedia to blackout English version in protest of SOPA


| Blog Posts

Two well-known Internet brands will host protests against a controversial law tomorrow. Wikipedia will stage an online protest to a proposed anti-piracy law by shutting down the English version of its site for 24 hours and Google’s homepage will include a link declaring its opposition. The moves are in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy… continue reading »

The word is already getting out


| In The News

“Why not point out the significance of ProctorU and of the students at more than 100 colleges and universities that rely on this Pelham-based business to take online courses and virtual tests.”

ProctorU offers online convenience to students


| In The News

“ProctorU, a live proctoring service that offers students enrolled in online classes a convenient method for proctoring online exams, now working with The University of Alabama to offer online proctoring for exams.”