Proctoring Options for DL Courses

The University of North Florida is committed to the academic integrity of its distance learning courses. Instructors may elect to use online or on ground proctoring options for exams in their DL courses in order to authenticate student identity and promote academic honesty.

Online

Online proctoring allows students to take exams from any location using their computer's webcam and internet connection. Two types of online proctoring services are available for distance learning courses at UNF. Examity provides real-time proctoring and RemoteProctorNow (RPN) provides record and review proctoring. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. The matrix below outlines the differences between the services. CIRT can consult with instructors to identify the tool that will best meet their needs. If you are interested in utilizing an online proctoring services for your course assessments please contact cirtlab@unf.edu.

 

 

     
Remote Proctor Now (RPN)

 Examity 
Which courses can use this tool?       Distance Learning only
Up to 6 tests per course
 

Distance Learning only
Up to 4 tests per course
Type of Proctoring  webcam view and desktop are recorded and reviewed by 2 proctors after test

webcam view and desktop are viewed by a live proctor during test
Authentication students show photo ID at the beginning of each test; included in proctor review

live proctor verifies via photo ID at beginning of each test
Student Scheduling      not required: available on demand

must schedule at least 24 hours in advance
Practice Test      yes

no
Student Cost      none

 $5 for last minute scheduling; $14-21 for missed exam
Required Equipment       webcam/microphone

 webcam/microphone
Canvas Integration      yes- students access test from Canvas
and instructor reviews exam reports from Canvas

yes- students access test from Canvas
but instructor reviews exam reports from Examity website
Technical Support       via RPN 24/7 Helpdesk

 provided by Proctor during test, plus live chat and phone support.
Customized Exam Rules yes 

yes
Recording Availability within 5 days, available for 3 months

 within 48 hours, available for 30 days
Rule Violations      flagged in recordings

proctors direct students to stop
may end exam
flagged in recordings
Additional Information  RPNow actively detects and prevents multiple applications from running before and during an exam. Enhanced browser security prevents screen shots, desktop capture, remote access, virtual machines, hot keys, copy and paste, and more.

 The student and the student's screen are monitored by live proctor during the entire exam. The exam video recording is then reviewed by an auditor to ensure accuracy of live proctor.
   To learn more about RPN click here. 

 To learn more about Examity click here.

 

 

On Ground  

  • Scheduled Exams
    UNF's definition of distance learning allows for up to 8 hours of classroom contact in a 3 credit hour course. Instructors can choose to have the class meet only for exams if they work with their department to schedule space and advertise the planned meeting times in advance of course registration. For more information, see the Hybrid and Distance Learning Course Delivery page.

  • Department-Organized Testing 
    Instructors can make arrangements within their program or department to reserve space in campus computer labs for proctored testing for student able to attend campus.
  • National College Testing Association
    UNF is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC), a free referral service provided by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to facilitate distance learning. The purpose of the CCTC is to make test administration services available to students at educational institutions away from their campuses. Those testing centers typically require a per-test fee.
    https://ncta.memberclicks.net/find-a-cctc-participant