This page contains information that is specific to the current Remote Teaching period at Penn State. If you plan to use proctoring for your upcoming assessments, please check back here for updates.
Additional information about assessment strategies can be found on Penn State’s Remote Teaching site.
This approach begins with auto authentication where students snap pictures of their ID and face, answer challenge questions and enter a biometric keystroke to verify identity. Once a student’s identity is confirmed, Examity software takes over to capture aberrant behavior during the exam.
- Standard: Audio, motion, and systemic changes to identify aberrant behaviors. At the conclusion of the exam, time-stamped comments along with violation screenshots are available on the dashboard.
- Premium: Audio, motion, and systemic changes are captured to identify aberrant behaviors. At the conclusion of the exam, for quality assurance, our auditing team will review the recording before releasing the audio, video and analytics to the instructor dashboard. Please note before choosing this option that auditing may take between 3-7 days.
Technical Requirements for Automated Proctoring
- A desktop computer or laptop must be used for testing (tablets, Chromebooks and cell phones do not meet our requirements)
- A working built-in or external webcam and microphone are required
- Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended
- The pop up blocker for your browser should be disabled
Automated Proctoring Guides
- Test Taker Demonstration Video
- Administrator Guide
- Automated Proctoring Guide
- Technical Success Tips
|Per exam/Per student||Each additional hour price|
|Automated Proctoring – Standard||$3.50||N/A|
|Automated Proctoring – Premium||$5.00||N/A|
|Record and Review Proctoring||$11.00||$5.00|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is responsible for paying for Examity if I wish to use it in my classes?
Your college is responsible for any costs incurred by the use of Examity. You should check with your department’s financial officer before proceeding. If you have previously used Examity, then approval by your FO has likely already been obtained (but it never hurts to ask).
- I had scheduled exams to use Live Proctoring or Record & Review. What happens now?
Faculty will be contacted with further details about transitioning to Automated Proctoring. All students who had scheduled exams with Examity will be automatically transitioned to Automated Proctoring
- I do not want to use Automated Proctoring. What should I do?
To remove existing exams from Examity, you must disable the proctoring tool inside your Canvas, then contact Nina O’Brien at Examity to remove the exam from their systems. You can explore alternative assessment strategies including other methods for proctoring at the Remote Teaching site.
- Is technical support available for students using Automated Proctoring?
Yes, although it will be extremely important for students to read the guides and review the demonstration prior to exam day. A readiness check can be found on the Support and Technical Help page.
- As an instructor, what am I responsible for when academic integrity issues are flagged by a proctoring solution?
It is ultimately up to faculty if and how they act in response to flagged violations. Regardless of whether you are using automated proctoring or another proctoring modality, some additional review is required on your part if you wish to pursue an academic integrity violation. Proctoring is used to help bring light to these violations and to help significantly reduce the number of videos you would have to review.
- Will online proctoring catch 100% of academic integrity violations?
There is no solution that will identify every violation, nor will these solutions take action for you if there is a clear violation. Protctoring is intended to be used in conjunction with other academic integrity strategies. You can learn more about Academic Integrity policies, explore other assessment strategies, or meet with a Schreyer Institute consultant.