Yahoo Finance announced ProctorU’s newly-granted proctoring patent today. ProctorU has been working diligently for more than six years to obtain a patent for their process of proctoring online exams in a live format.
Jarrod Morgan, founder and chief strategy officer, explains, “this is the most comprehensive patent ever issued in our space,” and is proud to point out this is “further proof that we continue to lead the industry that we pioneered.”
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 patented 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. 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.