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ProctorU and Shmoop Partner to Strengthen Academic Integrity

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ProctorU, the world’s largest online proctoring and identity management solution, announced today a partnership with Shmoop, a digital publisher known for its award-winning test prep and certified online courses. Shmoop will now feature ProctorU Live+, the industry’s most secure online proctoring solution, in their 57 college courses.

“We are thrilled to add ProctorU Live+ to all of our college courses,” said David Siminoff, founder of Shmoop. “As always, students can work through courses at their own pace, and now ProctorU’s easy-to-use online proctoring gives a boost in security and credibility to a student’s final exam—all from the convenience of their home and at a very affordable price.”

All of Shmoop’s ACE CREDIT® recommended courses now include online proctoring for their final exams. ACE recommendations are accepted as transfer credit by more than 2,000 colleges and universities across the United States. With more colleges requiring proctored exams, Shmoop is dedicated to delivering rigorous and engaging coursework with the extra dash of online security that students need.

ProctorU Live+ is the first live proctoring solution to combine human proctoring and machine learning in one solution resulting in the most secure online proctoring in the market. A live proctor authenticates student identity then launches and monitors the exam. Artificial intelligence supports the proctor by flagging any potential cheating behaviors. A highly-trained intervention specialist can then intervene when suspicious behaviors occur.

“ProctorU Live+ is the new industry standard for identity authentication and academic integrity. We are proud to partner with Shmoop to bring the latest innovation in online proctoring to their college credit courses making a college education more accessible and affordable for everyone” said Scott McFarland, ProctorU CEO.

About ProctorU

ProctorU provides a full suite of online proctoring and identity management solutions for education, professional development, and certification organizations. With 24/7 on-demand live proctoring and an automated platform utilizing artificial intelligence, ProctorU is a convenient and cost-effective alternative to traditional test centers. ProctorU increases access to online learning while ensuring exam integrity and accountability for any test-taker with access to a computer, Internet and a webcam.

With over 4 million exams proctored since 2008, ProctorU provides partners with the highest levels of proctoring expertise and customer service in the industry. Brands such as Western Governors University (WGU) and the University of Florida use ProctorU to maintain the academic integrity of their online programs. To learn more, visit ProctorU.com.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 16 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards including EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Los Altos, Calif.