Online Testing and Proctoring Solutions

ALERT FOR INSTRUCTORS USING EXAMITY: A complication with a recent Blackboard update and the Examity tool temporarily made Examity unavailable. The issue was resolved, however, the “Examity” link in the left side Blackboard menu had to be deleted when the fix was applied. Instructors will need to relink to Examity by following the tutorial below.

To protect the integrity of their online exams instructors may:

Instructors who are considering using test-proctoring in their course(s) need to include the following statement to their syllabus:

Courses may require the use of exam-proctoring involving third party charges. Exam-proctoring charges may range from $1 - $50.00 per exam. Students may be required to schedule exams at least 24 hours in advance or incur late scheduling charges. All costs for exams are the responsibility of the student. Students may also be responsible for providing webcams to be used in test proctoring. 

EXAMITY

examity logo and linkWe are pleased to announce the partnership between TAMU-CC and Examity, a recognized leader in remote test proctoring. Our relationship offers students a secure and convenient way to take online exams.  You will have the flexibility to select from 5 levels of online test security and tailor the test environment to meet your specifications.

TAMU-CC needs Examity to ensure the integrity of online exams and protect our accreditation.  Examity will help us maintain standards across all classes, regardless of format. This is a critical factor in the success of our online education strategy.  Additionally, Examity is fully ADA-compliant, so all students may take advantage of the service.

Examity is integrated with Blackboard.  You may access Examity directly from Blackboard, without the hassle of another username and password.  It also means that before using Examity for the first time, all pertinent information will be imported into the system for you, including class enrollment.

Examity is fully transparent.  Feel free to track when students take tests and review video recordings from any test session.  Examity will provide you with incident reports if a student is caught cheating.

Student Pricing -

Authentication Level AA: automated authentication - $3.00 per student per examination:
                       AA Level Student Guide
Authentication Level 0: live authentication, all tests are recorded - $9.00 per student per examination

The rates listed below are for the first hour of the examination: 

Proctoring Level 1: authentication and live proctoring of a random sample of tests  - $12.00 per student for the first hour 
Proctoring Level 2: authentication and all tests are recorded and reviewed by a proctor - $14.00 per student for the first hour 
Proctoring Level 3: authentication and live proctoring in a real time, all tests are recorded  - $16.00 per student for the first hour 

Additional proctoring hours are $7.00 for levels 1-3 per student per examination. 

  • In addition, services which are scheduled within 24 hours of the examination shall result in an additional charge of $5.00 per hour (per student per examination). 
  • Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of an examination will result in a $5.00 charge per occurrence.
  • Set up time (expected to be less than ten minutes) will not be included in the examination time. 
  • Full payment will be required for any no-shows

Examity Setup in Blackboard:

  • Password-protect your test(s).
  • Open (or create new) Examity link in the menu.
  • Send an email to vmccarthy@examity.com with your course Bb name/designation, titles of exams, dates, and approximate number of students.
  • Advise students to schedule their test(s) with Examity as soon as possible.

Other Test Proctoring Sites/Services:

1. TAMU-CC Office of Academic Testing.

2. Testing centers in Texas - http://cms.texes-ets.org/cat/testcenters/#Region2

3. Testing centers at universities, colleges, schools -

  • National College Testing Association is dedicated to the promotion of professionalism and quality in the administration of testing services and programs, including issues relating to test administration, test development, test scoring and assessment  http://www.ncta-testing.org/cctc/find.php
  • Kryterion Testing Centers - A global network of High-stakes Online Secured Testing (HOST) locations through strategic partnerships with professional organizations such as colleges and universities, and testing and training companies - http://www.kryteriononline.com/Locate-Test-Center

4. Participating libraries, Sylvan Learning Centers, etc.

5. Individual proctors, with instructor's approval - supervisors, directors, military officers, law enforcement officers, judges, deans and department chairs, school administrators and teachers. Proctors MAY NOT BE relatives, friends, other students, or persons residing at the same address.

 


Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies  
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