Online Test Proctoring
OSU has partnered with Examity to provide online test proctoring at the student’s cost. Examity may also be used to proctor exams, at the student’s cost, in other situations including for make-up exams for students who are ill, are in self-isolation, or have other conditions impacting their ability to attend class in person.
Please note that when setting up an exam it will not show same day. The course will show instantly after you click the Examity link for the first time, but the exams and students will not show right away. A nightly import will update the exams and students.
Faculty can follow the directions in the Proctoring Guide to set up their online exams. An Examity Webinar video is also available. Follow these instructions to add Examity to your Canvas site.
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Examity has a lockdown browser feature to prevent students from accessing other sites during exams. Instructors need select that as an option when setting up the exam.
Examity Lockdown Browser Feature Guide
Types of Proctoring
Automated Proctoring ($5.50 per exam) is an automated process where students follow computer-based steps to verify their identity (showing their id), show their testing space, then take the test while being recorded. The recording is automatically audited using AI technology for inappropriate movement, sound and light; any questionable activity is flagged for the faculty to review. The video is also reviewed by Examity staff within 48 hours. Tests using auto-proctoring must be created in Canvas’s Quizzes feature. Automated exams CAN be scheduled for a specific time for an entire class.
Automated + Audit ($7.50 per exam) is set up as the default choice for OSU. This is an AI based process, but Examity also provides audit (within 48 hours of exam) by a proctor. Faculty are provided a report with students’ videos that are flagged where the AI and auditor found instances of inappropriate testing behavior. Faculty would then need to review the flags and determine if those instances are violations of testing protocols.
Live Authentication + Audit ($15.00 for first hour, $6.50 for each additional hour) has a Proctor that manages student authentication, then text session is videotaped, and Examity proctors review the exam and any flags created by AI technology (within 48 hours of exam). Faculty are provided a report with students’ videos that are flagged where the AI and auditor found instances of inappropriate testing behavior. Faculty would then need to review the flags and determine if those instances are violations of testing protocols.
Live-proctoring ($18.00 for the first hour, $8.50 for each additional hour) uses an Examity proctor who observes testing session and identifies instances of inappropriate testing behavior. Faculty are provided a report with students’ videos that are flagged where the AI and auditor found instances of inappropriate testing behavior. Faculty would then need to review the flags and determine if those instances are violations of testing protocols. Tests using live-proctoring may be created in Canvas’s Quizzes feature or be paper-pencil format. Because live proctoring requires an Examity staff to manage the process, exams must be given a 24 hour window to be taken by students.
* Testing issues experienced by students are most frequently due to failure to test their technology and unfamiliarity with the Examity process. Having students complete an Examity practice exam prior to the first exam will ensure that they have adequate technology and internet capacity. Faculty should confirm that students complete the practice exam. This will help reduce problems during the exams.
To successfully complete a proctored exam, students must have access to a quiet room in which to complete the exam, high speed internet, and a computer that will load the Examity extension (they must use the latest version of the Google Chrome browser). If they don’t have all these elements, students will not be able to successfully complete an online exam with proctoring and will need accommodations
|Live Proctoring Video||Examity Student Guide for Live Proctoring|
|Automated Proctoring Video||Examity Student Guide for Auto Proctoring|
Student Billing Information
Students are responsible for their appointment times. Please be sure to review the confirmation page and scheduling confirmation email to assure the date and time are the desired time. You may be charged for incomplete and no-show sessions. A no-show is defined as when students do not make any connection to their proctor and miss their appointment. Incompletes can occur when student technical requirements are not met. There is a $5 fee for scheduling within 24 hours and a $5 fee in addition to the proctoring charge for cancelling a scheduled session within 24 hours.
Students are billed through their OSU Bursar accounts for Examity use at the end of the month of the exam. If you plan to use Examity please inform your students of the cost of Examity (based on which type of proctoring you will be using and the billing process). Below is suggested language to include in your syllabus or on your Canvas site.
Your OSU Bursar account will be billed for Examity use at the end of the month of the exam. For example, a quiz or test taken on September 10th using Examity proctoring would be billed to the Bursar account in early October. Please be prepared and attentive to your Live proctoring appointments. Make sure you are prepared to meet Examity and OSU requirements for online test proctoring. Specifically, students must have access to a quiet, private room in which to complete the exam, have high speed internet, and a computer that will load the Examity extension (they must use the latest version of the Google Chrome browser). If you don’t have all these elements, you will not be able to successfully complete an online exam with proctoring and will need accommodations. Don’t wait until your Examity appointment to address these issues.