Academic Integrity and Online Proctoring (eProctoring)

Online proctoring (eProctoring) provides additional rigour to support AI in online exams on a fee for service basis. There are a number of different methods including live proctoring and review of a recording by a human proctor after completion. If there are specific courses that have unique needs (high impact, admissions prerequisite, program needs), supervision and/or review by a remote but live proctor, in combination with the online exam implemented in Quercus using the Quiz tool, is a possibility.

However, you should contact your Vice-Dean Education, or equivalent, for guidance and approval.


  • Inadequate bandwidth and equipment, or geographical location may impact student ability to meet technical requirements.
  • Accommodations must be provided for students with accessibility needs.
  • Students may be anxious regarding the technical aspects of taking an online exam with a remote proctor or recording.
  • It is difficult to onboard large numbers of students simultaneously (200+), as vendor technical support may become a bottleneck. Rolling start times within a given window may be necessary.
  • Set up of online proctoring requires considerable effort on the part of the instructor to craft communication, prepare students, and develop an exam within system constraints.
  • Avoid use of platforms that are not institutionally approved and supported for online proctoring use at the University of Toronto (e.g., publisher add-ons, Zoom or TopHat). Be aware that low or no cost services are very easy to manipulate (e.g., use of pre-recorded video of working at computer, adjusting of camera to not show ‘cheat sheets’).

Try this:

  • Follow these suggested strategies to ensure students are comfortable and able to succeed in this online assessment process.

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