Follow the links below for instructions on each option for taking a proctored exam online through Examity.
The chart below lists the fees students will pay for the four Examity options. This is based on how long the exam is scheduled by the instructor, not how long it takes you to finish the exam.
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PLEASE NOTE: You must schedule your exam at least 48 hours in advance. If you do not, you will be charged a $5.00 late scheduling fee by Examity.
Below is a description of the above testing options. You can use any or all of these options for testing this term. For example, you may choose the Automated Premium option for your standard tests and Live Premium for your final exam. You will note your preferences when we request the details of your exams. and Live Premium for your final exam. You will note your preferences when we request the details of your exams.
Examity provides two forms of Automated Proctoring, Standard and Premium. The difference in these approaches is outlined below and lies in the audit and reporting process.
This process involves three distinct stages. First, a test-taker will submit an official ID and a realtime image taken from their webcam. These will be matched against the test-taker’s ID on file. Next, the test-taker will answer a series of “challenge” questions to further verify their identity. Finally, the test-taker will submit a digital signature that measures the keystroke cadence, to be matched against the test-taker’s original digital signature on file.
Once this process is complete, the test-taker begins the exam and the automated proctoring technology takes over, monitoring the test from start to finish. At the end of each proctoring session, a full video of the exam, along with time-stamped comments, will be posted to the Examity dashboard for review for the Bama By Distance Testing Services team.
Automated Premium maintains the same authentication stages as the Automated Standard solution. This includes ID verification, challenge questions, and a digital signature. Once a test taker is authenticated, the exam begins, and AI technology monitors the test-taker for the entire duration of the exam. It captures audio, motion, and systemic changes to identify any abnormal test-taking behaviors.
At the conclusion of every Automated Premium proctoring session, Examity will conduct a human audit that will review the authentication and exam session, along with all AI-related findings. Following this review, the exam video along with time stamped violation flags and comments, will be released to the Examity dashboard and reviewed by the Bama By Distance Testing Services team.
Examity provides two forms of Live Proctoring, Standard and Premium. The difference in these approaches is outlined below.
Beginning with live authentication, Examity’s live proctor will first verify that the ID on file matches with the ID brought to the test, and then compare the two with a real-time webcam feed of the test-taker. Following a series of challenge questions and the completion of a digital signature, the test-taking environment then becomes the main focus. Examity’s live exam proctor conducts a 360᷾° sweep of the room and workstation, ensuring any unauthorized materials are removed before testing can proceed.
Once live authentication is complete, the proctor will provide the test-taker with access to the exam, and the Examity proctor will leave the session. Although a human proctor is not present, the exam session will be recorded from start to finish, and AI-technology will monitor the exam for any unusual activity. Upon exam completion, an Examity proctor and an Examity auditor will review both the authentication process and proctoring session. Only after this review takes place will the entirety of the recorded session, along with the corresponding reporting data, be released to the Examity dashboard and reviewed by the Bama By Distance Testing Services team.
Along with the same capabilities of Live Standard proctoring’s pre-test authentication and posttest audit, Premium Live option offers an extra layer of security. That’s because a live proctor will oversee the entire session, from authentication to test completion. Such a high level of security allows a proctor to proactively address suspicious behavior or respond to a technical question, should a student need technical support in real-time.