Examity offers an online proctoring service to support the testing process for students who are completing exams online and from a distance. A live proctor can monitor the entire authentication and test-writing process using webcam and screen sharing software, as well as browser lock-down and other technologies. The proctor is able to monitor the test-taker’s screen throughout the entirety of the examination and intervene if students attempt to contact others or use unpermitted materials on their exams. Other Examity services also include record and review options, in which a recording of the test-taker is reviewed by a professional proctor after the exam has been completed. Use of an online testing environment, such as Quercus, is required to support a fully online exam.
Instructors should note that Examity is not currently integrated into the Quercus platform and thus requires manual upload of course and student information.
The University of Toronto has an institutionally endorsed contract with Examity that protects the privacy of the recordings, and other personal information. Departments who wish to use Examity for delivery of online exams will need to make arrangements directly with the company for account management and invoicing.
Where Can I Get More Support?
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How to Get Started
Examity is a secure live proctoring solution for online exams.
How to Use This Tool
For general information regarding use of proctoring tools at U of T, see our Online Proctoring Guidelines
Instructors considering use of Examity should contact their divisional support for information regarding practices within their program area. Academic administrators responsible for oversight of the use eProctoring should consult the Provostial Guidelines for Online Assessment Invigilation.
Any group interested in leveraging the UofT institutional Examity agreement are asked to contact the Director of Digital Learning Innovation or email@example.com for a consultation, pricing information and vendor liaison. Specific language related to privacy, data security and technical requirements must be included in the syllabus. Online Learning Strategies will provide templates for required text to be shared with students.