Update on Examity Levels
Effective October 28, 2019, faculty should not use Level 1 Auto Proctoring in their
courses. An update is coming to address recent issues. It is recommended faculty that
preferred Level 1 switch to Level 2 Record and Review until updates can be made.
Learn more about the Examity Levels
Faculty that are interested in Examity online proctor should contact Distance Education
at email@example.com or 931-221-6625 for more information and a personalized consultation on the best
Examity set up for your courses. You should not use Examity until consulting with
Refer to the Examity Instructor Guide to learn more about:
- Examity proctoring levels,
- Accessing Examity in D2L,
- Creating an exam and setting exam rules,
- Setting special accommodations for students, and
- Reviewing students' exam status and flagged incidents.
Faculty can also reach out to APSU'S Examity account manager, Evan Winter, for assistance
within Examity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-617-600-4462.
Helping Your Students
It is likely that your students have never experienced online proctoring before.
New is often overwhelming and student test anxiety is already high. Provide them
as much information upfront as possible so they will know what to expect and can become
comfortable with the process.
On this web page, we have also provided information for students, see Student Resources
tab. We suggest you read through this information as well so you better understand
the student side of online proctoring and provide consistent information to them.
Please direct students to this web page for more information. You may find it helpful
to add a link to this page in your syllabus.
Below is generic text that may be used in your course syllabus or content regarding
online proctoring (Level 3). Please update it to fit the needs of your course and
"In this course, students will use online proctoring for their exams. Think of it
as the online version of taking an exam in a classroom. [Explain the type of online proctoring you will use in your course as Examity offers
three exam levels]. Online proctoring is accessed in our course in D2L and it requires a reliable computer
and internet connection (wired preferred), webcam, microphone, and a quiet place alone
to take your exam. Chrome web browser preferred. Exams must be scheduled at least
24 hours in advance. The number of available proctoring sessions per time slot are
limited so the earlier you schedule the better. You will be required to create a
student profile before you can schedule your first proctored exam. You must do this
at least 24 hours in advance.
While creating a profile and during your proctoring session you will be asked to show
an APSU student or government issued ID so to confirm your identity and create/use
security questions and a biometric keystroke signature. You will also be asked to
show a 360 degree view of your workspace to check for unapproved items. The proctor
does not know the content of your exam so they may ask you to remove or cover up items.
You must be alone during a proctored exam. Options include your home, a family member
or friends home, private office at work, private study room in an library, etc. The
proctor will observe your body, audio, and screen during the exam. You must submit
your exam in D2L before disconnection from the proctor. Refer to the online proctoring website for more information including student guides."
Student Identity Verification
Watch this video to learn more about how Examity will verify your students' identities.