LIVERMORE, Calif. — The Texas A&M University System has selected ProctorU, the largest provider of online proctoring in the world, to provide online proctoring and identity management services to its 11 member institutions.
“ProctorU is proud to add the Texas A&M University System to our growing list of partners,” ProctorU co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jarrod Morgan said. “This is an exemplary group of institutions and we look forward to working hard every day to help elevate the level of academic integrity at all 11 schools.”
One of the largest systems of higher education in the United States, the Texas A&M University System educates more than 140,000 students and features 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center.
ProctorU provides live student identity management and proctoring services to make online testing more secure. Its unique service will allow these institutions to securely identify and allow its students to take their exams in the comfort of their homes.
Member schools will also have the option of using ProctorU’s authentication-only service, Ucard. Ucard is an online student authentication service based on the traditional school ID card. Ucard employs a multi-layered process to check and verify a student’s identity in a matter of minutes. A live proctor sees the student and checks their government-issued ID with a webcam.
Since it was established in 2008, ProctorU has worked with more than 900 colleges and universities around the world and has administered over 2.5 million exams for test-takers in 129 countries. Their unique approach to proctoring enhances the online testing experience while ensuring the academic integrity of an institution and that of its students.
To learn more about ProctorU, visit www.proctoru.com.
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 patent-pending 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 process. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real-time monitoring to nearly 1,000 colleges, universities and certification organizations, including the University of Alabama, the University of Florida and Northwestern University. ProctorU operates dedicated proctoring centers in Folsom, Calif., Livermore, Calif., Phoenix and Hoover, Ala.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 150,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $946 million in FY 2015 and helped drive the state’s economy.