The Office for Regional Initiatives offers professional exam proctoring services for students enrolled at UNC Pembroke as well as other universities within the University of North Carolina system.
UNC Pembroke's Proctoring Services is committed to enhancing the academic integrity of online and distance education courses by administering exams in a secure and professional environment.
UNC Pembroke contracted with Examity for online proctoring services for the 2021-2022 academic year. These services are designed for major exams, such as midterms and finals, and are less appropriate for smaller assignments, such as weekly quizzes.
In an effort to address some of the challenges students and faculty faced last fall, we have added the Auto Premium option for the spring term. You may still choose the Live Premium option, which includes a live proctor, if you wish. For your convenience, I have pasted below descriptions of each option.
Auto Premium starts with auto-authentication, where students will follow simple steps to validate their ID through our multi-factor authentication process. Students snap pictures of their ID and face, answer challenge questions and enter a digital signature (measuring keystroke cadence) to verify identity. After authentication is complete, Examity software takes over to capture audio, motion, and systemic changes to identify aberrant behaviors. As with our Standard product, all videos have timestamped comments associated with specific violations, as well as hyperlinks that allow instructors to immediately jump to these incidents. The benefit of Automated Premium is at the conclusion of the exam, for quality assurance, our auditing team will review video of the exam session and authentication before releasing the video, audio and analytics to the dashboard.
Live Premium begins with Live Authentication, the proctor will follow a strict process of ID verification, including photo comparison, challenge questions, and a digital signature (measuring keystroke cadence) . Next, the proctor will confirm the exam rules with the student. To verify that no unauthorized materials are present and ensure a “clean” test environment, the proctor will request a 360°room pan and desk sweep.
Throughout the exam, the Examity proctor monitors the student’s surroundings and full desktop in real-time. This is not a “pop in” experience, and Examity does not change proctors in the middle of an exam. The same proctor that greets the student at the beginning of the exam is the exact same proctor that monitors the entire exam, ensuring a seamless experience with minimal disruption.
The most critical advantage with Live Premium is that Examity proctors may intervene in real-time if a violation is detected. In addition, proctors can pause the exam if the student goes offline, in order to protect the integrity of the exam. All of our proctors are IT-trained should troubleshooting be necessary. To ensure maximum quality of proctoring results, our human auditing team will review a recording of the exam session and authentication before releasing audio, video, and analytics to the dashboard. Instructors will have access to this full recording, which shows the webcam view as well as everything that happened on the student’s screen.
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Client Success Manager