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Examity Overview

Examity is a live proctoring service available for distance learning courses at UNF. A live proctor authenticates the identity of the test taker and monitors them in real time during the entire exam. A report is provided to the instructor with links to the actual video of students taking the exam with suspicious behavior marked. Instructors of distance learning courses may use the Examity service for up to four tests per course. Students are responsible for any last minute scheduling fees ($5) for tests not scheduled 24 hours in advance and for the full cost ($14 and up) of any missed exams that have to be rescheduled.

See Examity in action at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98OStU71l7A

How to Get Started with Examity

1. Email cirtlab@unf.edu to request an Examity account.


2. Include in your course syllabus:

Online Proctoring Requirements


In this class, you will take your tests remotely and they will be proctored by a service called Examity®.  Detailed instructions on how to use Examity® are available in the Student QuickStart Guide, please log in as soon as possible to set up your profile. There is no cost for the proctoring service, however test sessions must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the exam time. You will be responsible for a $5 rescheduling fee for any tests not scheduled 24 hours in advance and for the full cost ($14 and up) of any missed exams that have to be rescheduled.


To use Examity®, you will need to make sure you meet the following technical requirements:


If you have any questions or concerns, contact Examity’s technical support team 24/7 via email at support@examity.com or phone at (855)-392-6489.   

3. Set up your exam(s) in Canvas; be sure to set a password for each exam as well as a test availability window.

4. Once an Examity account has been created for you, follow the directions outlined in the QuickStart Guide below. The QuickStart guide covers test set up, adding student accommodations, and adding additional rules not listed in the standard rules list. 

Instructor QuickStart Guide 

5. Send your students a version of the 'Examity Email for Students' near the beginning of the term. Also, include a copy of the one page Examity student guide under the Examity link in your course modules area.


6. After students have taken the exam; access Examity through Canvas and review any flagged behavior.


Examity System Requirements

  • Google Chromebooks are not supported

Important Examity Tips


  • Because students have to schedule their test appointments ahead of time, you'll want to be sure that you have your test and test settings (especially password) set up in advance so that students can schedule their test appointments. We recommend you set all tests and their settings at the beginning of the term, you can still continue to edit test items up until a particular test becomes available to students.

  • Students will access their proctored tests from the Examity portal link (located at the top of the Modules Page), rather than from the individual test link. You want to include that information in the test description so lost students are reminded of the access point. One example of that language, "To begin taking the quiz go to Examity portal link at the top of the Modules page".

  • As a general test taking tip, it is advised to not give students test feedback until everyone has taken the exam.

  • Student setup time does not count as part of the test time.

  • Examity videos stay on the instructor dashboard for 30 days, and are then archived for an additional 30 days. If there is a cheating issue videos can be archived up to one year by contacting CIRT (cirtlab@unf.edu).

Examity Faculty Support Information 

For Examity faculty support call our dedicated account manager from Examity 'Cheryl Esselen' at 1-617-600-4453. Or by email at cesselen@examity.com.