Examity uses room scanswhich are conducted one-on-one with the proctor. Students should be encouraged to
discuss any concerns with you.
Students must set up an Examity profile(their info, photo id, security questions, etc.) which is used for identity verification.
Even if the student has used Examity before, they will be directed to create a new
profile in v5. It is recommend that studentsset their time zone to automaticwhen setting up their profile.
Students will be asked toshow an APSU student or government issued photo ID.
Students mustschedule exams at least 24 hours in advance. Any exceptions must be approved by the instructor as a "Scheduling Exception" in
Examity for the specific exam and student.
Students can begin their proctoring session up to 15 minutes early and they can beup to 30 minutes late for a scheduled exam session before they will lose their time
Students need tosubmit/complete their D2L Quiz or third-party exam first before closing the proctoring
You have two choices for security levels in Examity. Please note, Examity is in the
process of changing the names of their security levels so you may see various terminology.
Refer to the table below for naming and feature guidance.
For student practice purposes only; allows students to experience Examity and online
proctoring and to test their technology; utilizes auto authentication and auto proctoring
Live authentication, live low-ration proctoring, real-time on-screen support, immediate
intervention, flagged violations with video, and human audit
Security Level Details
Live Authentication + Audit
The Live Authentication + Audit security level begins with live ID authentication
and a 360᷾° sweep of the room and workstation, ensuring any unauthorized materials
are removed before testing can proceed. Once complete, the proctor will leave the
session. Although a human proctor is not present, the exam session will be recorded
from start to finish, and the Examity software will monitor the exam for any unusual
activity. Upon exam completion, an Examity proctor and auditor will review both the
authentication process and proctoring session. The recording and data will then be
released to the instructor's dashboard.
The Live Proctoring security level begins with live ID authentication and a 360᷾°
sweep of the room and workstation, ensuring any unauthorized materials are removed
before testing can proceed. The live proctor oversees the entire session, from authentication
to test completion, and are able to provide interactive support in real-time if necessary.
The exam session will be recorded from start to finish. Upon exam completion, an
Examity proctor and auditor will review both the authentication process and proctoring
session. The recording and data will then be released to the instructor's dashboard.
Automated Practice exams allows your test-takers to get comfortable with Examity and
practice the set up process before starting their actual exam. No video or flags are
stored and the exam will not be audited.
How to Create a Free, Automated Proctoring Exam to help students acclimate to Examity
Distance Education provides online proctoring options for APSU faculty and students
as this functionality is widely used in the online teaching and learning arena to
help improve academic integrity and identity verification. Additionally, student
use through this contract ensures they do not pay any additional costs for proctored
exams. APSU does not have a policy that requires the use of proctored exams in online
courses. Use of the tool is based solely on faculty preference and their determination
of the best assessment type and necessary security to assess individual student achievement
of learning objectives. If they choose to use online proctoring, faculty should also
be aware that it may not be feasible for all students and/or create challenges for
their students (some disability accommodations, lack of access, etc.) and be prepared
to offer accommodations and alternatives.
Additionally, consider if the type of assessment warrants online proctoring. For
example, an essay test might not be appropriate for online proctoring while a multiple-choice
test would benefit from the tool. This will help achieve a balance between need,
cost, and student success. Please keep in mind that any additional technology in
the online environment is another tool you and your students will need to learn and
it can create technical issues and frustration in an already stressful testing situation.
Often, a good balance can be found by using online proctoring for higher stakes assessments such as midterms, finals, and larger module assessments.
Regardless of online proctoring use, Distance Education encourages faculty to take
measures with their quizzes/exams/tests that discourage academic misconduct. These
Convert multiple-choice questions into long answer, short answer, etc.
Create question pools that will pull a random set of questions for each student’s
Randomize the order of questions and the answers within a test.
Shorten the test time to limit the amount of time students would have to search for
Reduce the number of questions per exam page and prevent students from moving back
to previous questions. This can help prevent students from splitting up the test to
Consider changing the assessment type. Possible options may include a paper, presentation,
Want to learn more about these options? Email Distance Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.