UNC teams up with ProctorU so students can take exams from anywhere
Thanks to a joint effort by the University of North Carolina and ProctorU, UNC students at eight institutions will no longer have to report to appointed locations to take exams. The University and the Alabama founded online proctoring outfit teamed up to create an API that will allow students to take proctored tests securely from the learning institutions website using a computer, a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
From initial check-in through the completion of the exam, ProctorU associates monitor the entire process in real time via streaming video and audio, and thanks to a “one-stop-shop” interface developed through a collaboration between ProctorU and UNC, students can use one login code to search for classes, research available proctors, schedule a test appointment or take a proctored exam online.
“This is the first time an online proctoring company has seamlessly integrated with an entire state’s unified university system,” said ProctorU’s Vice President of Operations Matt Jaeh, who spearheaded the project in a company blog post. “An interface had to be developed between ProctorU and UNC to make the online testing experience completely
uniform, using only one set of login credentials per student.”
“The University of North Carolina was critical to the success of this project,” said Jaeh. “Their partnership and organization throughout the entire process helped speed up development, and without them, I’m not certain we would have been able to anticipate all the client-side needs. They came prepared with several different ideas on how to move forward.”
The company says the API was developed without additional cost to UNC Online, and now it’s available to be adapted for use by other institutions and training organizations.