The School of Computing and Mathematics requires proctored examinations in its online courses. The School is doing this for a variety of reasons, including increased pressure from the Federal Department of Education to verify identities of online students, and to increase opportunities for academic integrity.
The School of Business, the forerunner in that assignment at GSW, looked at several alternative ways of instituting this change and decided to use an online proctoring service. ProctorU will administer the proctored exams. Our School is implementing their finding. Their research indicated that it would be preferable to limiting the times students could take the exam to times when official testing sites are open, as well as being less expensive than most of the testing sites.
ProctorU offers 24/7 testing and allows a test now feature.
Each online course will require up to two proctored exams. GSW will cover the cost of the proctored exams. However, students will be responsible for paying convenience fees for scheduling less than 72 hours prior to the test.