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 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 email@example.com.
Remote Proctor Now (RPN)
|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
||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
||not required: available on demand
||must schedule at least 24 hours in advance
|| $5 for last minute scheduling; $14-21 for missed exam
||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
|| via RPN 24/7 Helpdesk
|| provided by Proctor during test, plus live chat and phone support.
|Customized Exam Rules
||within 5 days, available for 3 months
|| within 48 hours, available for 30 days
||flagged in recordings
||proctors direct students to stop
may end exam
flagged in recordings
|| 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.
- 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.