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Online Proctoring

InTech is working with Examity for a potential Summer or Fall 2021 implementation of Examity’s new online proctoring platform to ensure that it will meet the needs of the university prior to implementation. Until the new platform is released to our users, we will continue to use the current version of Examity that is integrated with D2L. If instructors or students are having issues with the platform, please be sure to reach out to InTech at Intech@email.arizona.edu.

The Guidlines for Examity use have been refined. Please review the Online Proctoring Alternatives below, and feel free to contact Digital Learning and OIA for additional resources and assistance in transitioning to more authentic forms of assessment.

For those who wish to start or continue to use online proctoring, we are pleased to offer continued use for high-stakes assessments and certification exams with the following guidelines for test level selection.  Record and Review (Level 2/Live Standard) and Automated Proctoring (Level 1P/Auto Premium) are available for use for high-stakes assessments, such as a midterm or final exam. Due to its high cost, Live Proctoring (Level 3/Live Premium) is being approved only when absolutely necessary, such as for certification exams. Please see the guidelines below for more information.

Proctored Exam Guidelines

All exams and courses with Examity components will have the following in place: 

  • Faculty will decide on use of online proctoring prior to the add/drop date of the semester (March 25 for Spring II courses that start on March 11).

  • Course should include the linked syllabus language and communicate to students regarding the use of online proctoring.

  • Course should provide student access to the Examity privacy policy & technology requirements.

  • Exam availability to students will be set for a minimum of 48-hours for all proctored exams.

  • Prepare alternative assessments for students without adequate technology, testing space, or internet capabilities.

Examity Level Guidelines

For high-stakes assessments (e.g. midterm and final exams worth a significant portion of the final grade)

  • Record and Review (Level 2/Live Standard)

  • Automated Proctoring (Level 1P/Auto Premium)

For certification exams (and limited high-stakes assessments with Department Chair approval)

  • Live Proctoring (Level 3/Live Premium)

  • Record and Review (Level 2/Live Standard)

  • Automated Proctoring (Level 1P/Auto Premium)

Please Note: Because of the high cost of live proctoring, requests for Live Proctoring (Level 3/Live Premium) now require Department Chair approval. Requests are being approved only when absolutely necessary for exams, such as for certification exams, or on a very limited, case-by-case basis, for high-stakes assessments where students may benefit from experience with live proctoring as future credentialing will require it.

Examity Requests

If you would like to consider using Examity for your exams, please fill out the webform and an InTech team member will reach out to schedule your Examity training and course import.

Live proctoring requests now require Department Chair approval, which is granted on a limited case-by-case basis by submitting the Live Proctoring Request Form.


Online Proctoring Alternatives

D2L Quizzes

  • Utilize D2L Tools (question pools, randomization, timed exams, etc)

  • Use date/time restrictions for exam access

  • Build assessments with complex, application, and reflective questions

  • Focus on building a Culture of Honesty

Authentic Assessment

Zoom Proctoring 

  • Utilize Zoom to proctor small groups of students (this has been successfully used by several professors for midterms and finals)

  • Testing Office is equipped to do small-scale Zoom proctoring for special circumstances

Digital Learning & OIA Assessment Design Support

  • Digital Learning has Instructional Designers in Open Office Hours twice a week for assessment and course design support

  • OIA has Professors of Practice available for consultations

Other Questions or Concerns

If you have questions about online proctoring, please contact us at InTech@arizona.edu.

Updated: December 15, 2020

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