With the growth of online courses the focus of insuring the authentication of the students taking these courses and especially taking online assessment is a growing concern. The University of Florida proactively addresses these areas by working with partners ProctorU and ProctorFree who are our preferred online student authentication and online proctoring providers.
The university policy for online assessments and proctoring is that any assessment that equals 15% or more of a student’s final course grade should be utilizing online authentication and proctoring resources.
- Canvas – Depending on the type of assessment our LMS Canvas offers tools to help prevent cheating such as question pools and randomly generated exam options.
- ProctorU - A live online proctoring service that allows exam takers to complete their assessment at home while still ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution.
- ProctorFree - An automated, exam proctoring solution that requires no human involvement.
- TurnItIn - is an online anti-plagiarism service which compares student submissions to millions of websites and papers submitted for exact matches. Instructors can verify if students properly cited their sources. The reports are integrated into the Assignments tool in e-Learning, or Turnitin can be used as a stand-alone product, offering more tools such as grading rubrics. For information on utilizing TurnItIn in your course click here: https://lss.at.ufl.edu/help/Turnitin
If you are interested in utilizing ProctorU or ProctorFree with your course assessments please contact Chris Newsom at Distance & Continuing Education.
Learn more about ProctorU and ProctorFree:
ProctorU Video Demonstration
ProctorFree Video Demonstration