Examity® is an online proctoring solution that gives students the flexibility to take exams remotely. It provides instructors, schools, ,and students with the tools they need to prevent cheating and to preserve integrity of assessments.
The exam proctoring process is managed through Examity® for all online courses delivered through World Campus. Examity® is a company that specializes in proctoring exams for many institutions of higher education. (For all University Park web-based course sections that have proctored exams, the management of the proctoring of exams is the responsibility of the instructor.)
Examity® System Requirements
- Desktop computer or laptop (not a tablet).
- Working built-in or external webcam and microphone.
- Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Determine Internet speed by running a test at: http://www.speedtest.net
- Available 24 hours/7 days a week.
- Phone: 855-392-6489
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Chat: Click on the live chat link located at the top and bottom of your Examity® portal.
About Examity® and Examity Proctors
Examity® as a whole aligns with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Penn State and Examity® take the way data is handled and the protection of student information very seriously. In fact, Examity® has a FERPA attorney on their advisory board.
Examity’s proctors go through a rigorous process of selection and interviewing by a members of Examity's leadership team, background check and comprehensive training. Each proctor has a college degree, advanced technical skills, have completed online courses and have strong communication skills. Proctors are in training for eight weeks before they are allowed to proctor an exam. The eight-week new hire proctor training includes proctoring process, data management process, data security training, customer service training, Examity® software training and training on tools used to perform their function as a proctor. The training includes several live simulations by senior staff within Examity®. All proctors are Examity® employees that proctor from Examity® centers, never from a remote site. Moreover, every proctored exam is reviewed by Examity’s auditing team and feedback from this process is used to support ongoing proctor development.