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Software Secure has worked with hundreds of institutions to help them provide a secure and convenient online test taking environment. Learn how our customers are using Award-winning Remote Proctor solutions to provide exam freedom while preserving academic integrity.
Asterisk Mobile Medical
Asterisk Mobile Medical (AMMC) works with Motocross and AMA Supercross riders across the US to test them for recovery from concussions. To assure rider safety, when a rider gets a concussion, they must take an exam to ensure they are healthy enough to resume racing. AMMC uses Remote Proctor NOW to make it more convenient for riders to take a test anytime-anywhere and makes it significantly easier for AMMC to administer and manage the process.
Blue Ridge Community College
Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) wanted to offer its students enrolled in its online Aviation Maintenance Technology program the option to take their exams online. However, FAA concerns about the security of the remote testing environment put these plans at risk. BRCC turned to Software Secure and its Remote Proctor NOW Solution to provide online learners a convenient and cost-effective alternative to testing centers while ensuring the integrity of the online exam. By instituting secure exam practices and technology, BRCC has strengthened the credibility and reputation of its distance education offering. Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is the only FAA-approved academic institution to offer courses in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program online. BRCC students can now take their final exams on-demand using Remote Proctor NOW. The college believes its program could become the model for online aviation maintenance programs of the future.
College of Westchester
College of Westchester (CoW) is using Remote Proctor NOW in its new online Associates degree in Management, and BPA - Business Administration programs. They needed an easy, secure and cost-effective method to authenticate students participating in distance-learning programs. The goal was to provide a fully online experience for students –one which would not require them to travel to campus. The ideal solution also had to be on-demand, as they felt that the need to schedule the taking of an exam that live proctoring solutions required was not convenient for the students. College of Westchester selected Remote Proctor NOW as they believed it was the most secure solution, easy and inexpensive to deploy, and most importantly, it exceeded all accreditor requirements.
Columbia Southern University
Columbia Southern University (CSU) is an Alabama-based online learning program with approximately 30,000 students and one of the first fully online universities in the USA. The challenge: Administration of online exams. CSU wanted to make proctoring easier for students (especially those in the military) and for the institution - while maintaining HEOA and DETC standards. The previous options: CSU students had to either find proctors to take their exams, drive to campus or go to a third party testing center. None of these options were convenient or cost-effective for the students or faculty and administration. That's when CSU turned to Software Secure to investigate proctoring technology. Now CSU students have the option to take exams from a time and place of their choosing, using Remote Proctor NOW, a secure remote proctoring solution that utilizes the students' own webcam. CSU can now offer their students all the flexibility of an on-demand system - without sacrificing academic integrity.
Florida Institute of Technology
Read Case Study: The Behavioral Science and Technology department’s Applied Behavioral Analysis certification program has become increasingly popular at Florida Institute of Technology. Being able to take this program during a student’s free time is convenient. However, the mechanics of test taking were not. The remote students of Florida Institute of Technology had to find and schedule trusted proctors to supervise them while taking an exam. With enrollment of 900 students per session from all over the world, finding proctors became more cumbersome and time consuming. Florida Tech quickly realized they didn’t have the manpower to do their own proctoring for 900 students.
Michigan State University
Read Case Study: With student demand far outpacing the supple of seats, a Michigan State University Zoology Professor built a fully online zoology course. The professor needed to maintain academic integrity while allowing her students the flexibility to take exams anytime, anywhere. Solution needed to satisfy several important criteria: ability to completely secure an exam being proctored remotely; be convenient and cost-effective and most importantly – prevent cheating.
Radford University - School of Nursing
Radford University’s Nursing Department had selected the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test to make it more convenient for students to apply to the nursing program. However, the test had to be taken on campus, forcing some test takers to drive up to eight hours - and from other states to take the admissions exam. The Department needed to identify a more efficient method to administer the entrance examination that protected the integrity of the test without sacrificing convenience. Radford wanted to expand their reach by allowing students to take the admissions exam from home using Remote Proctor NOW.
University of North Alabama
University of North Alabama (UNA) currently has over 3000 online students and is looking to make nearly all of its 39 majors available online. The challenge: UNA wanted to offer its faculty and students a more convenient and secure way to administer and take online exams with integrity. In the past, online learners had two options for taking tests – finding proctors or going to a test centers. These methods were time-consuming, costly and inconvenient for students. They also exposed the potential for cheating as remote proctors could not always be adequately verified by the school. UNA decided to implement Remote Proctor NOW to offer faculty an easier and more secure system to administer online exams, and provide students with a more flexible and cost-saving option to take an online exam. Since implementing RP NOW, UNA has reported increased student satisfaction and faculty members are pleased that they give exams online without sacrificing integrity. UNA is investigating the possibility of using Remote Proctor NOW campus-wide.
University of West Alabama
Read Case Study: The University of West Alabama (UWA) has made online education a significant and vital component of its course offerings. With an increase in enrollment in their online division, due to two undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduated programs, and 12 master’s degree, UWA administrators and faculty found it difficult to manage the process of proctoring students who were not able to come to the university or a testing center to take exams.
APMG-International is a leading Examination Institute which accredits training and consulting organizations, and manages certification schemes for professionals.The Institute wanted to provide its candidates a more convenient and efficient way to take their certification exams. They needed a solution that would allow candidates to take their exams online, anytime-anywhere. APMG-International is accredited to the highest international standards by UKAS for their work with PRINCE2®, MSP® and M_o_R®. Therefore, it was of critical importance that the solution could also protect the integrity of the exam. That’s when APMG-Internationalturned to award-winning Remote Proctor NOW by Software Secure – the solution built for online certification exams. Read Solution Sheet PDF here.
Chartered Accountants of Canada
Read Case Study: High-stakes examination for accountants and other professions demand the highest level of testing integrity. When the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accounts (CICA) allowed test-takers to type their exam response on their computers the CICA had to ensure that the candidates’ could not access non-exam information on their computers or the internet. Explore how the CICA secured the test environment to ensure that Chartered Accounts have successfully completed their professional training and are qualified to serve the public.
EXIN is one of the leading providers of IT certification testing.It was looking for a way to make it more convenient for test takers to take their exams.After researching potential solutions, they chose Remote Proctor NOW. The solution met the criteria that EXIN had identified - allowing exams to be taken from home at any time of the day or night, with existing equipment that the test taker already owned, while being cost effective. The technology needed to ensure the integrity of the exam environment while being easy to use