Don’t Make a Split Second Decision When It Comes to Student Authentication.

Given today’s reality of COVID-19, we’re often forced to make split second decisions without much time to investigate. This is especially true, when it comes to student authentication and cheating prevention. Unfortunately, these decisions have consequences that can affect things like, accreditation compliance, privacy infractions that will lead to petitions and potential liability / legal troubles because of privacy laws. “I just need something to get me through the semester”… sound familiar? We hear this [...]

Students at 156 Universities Sign Petitions to Ban These Proctoring Companies – ***UPDATED

Privacy Infringements... This is the biggest complaint from students and faculty against proctoring companies. It’s also a major concern with the Dept of Education that has led to a new regulation you must comply with to protect student data and personal privacy. Table 1:  Reg 602.17(G -H) Privacy Protection - Page 58920 In the fervor to meet the challenges of student cheating, many institutions selected the proctoring companies with the worst records of privacy violations [...]

BSI Automated Proctoring Solves Cheating and Privacy Concerns

  BioSight-ID has arrived. This privacy sparing proctoring technology does not use your face, or other personal biometrics to tell us who you are. The benefit of this breakthrough is huge, as privacy is the leading complaint and reason for push back from students and faculty. Our technology uses Face Anonymization (FA) to protect user information. Using any web cam, we locate your face and put a frame around it. Using blurring technology, any distinguishable facial [...]

New Automated Proctoring Solution Offers Unique Benefits

We couldn't wait anymore. The continued use of remote live proctoring is bad news -  Virtual Proctoring and Passwords – at the end of their useful life? We analyzed the shortcomings of current solutions on the market and developed BioSight-ID, an automated proctoring solution that offers major improvements in the following areas: Privacy minded: We use picture frames and blurred faces, so identity is not enabled! This avoids huge costs and liability issues with the [...]

It’s A New Day And Live Remote Proctoring Needs A Face Lift. Here’s Why:

Consider for a moment why are we using virtual live proctoring? It’s to maintain academic integrity during exams for remote based courses and it should ensure both privacy and accreditation compliance with student ID verification. However, remote live proctoring does not fit into the model! Here’s why: Two Federal Regulations §602.17(g)(2) now require a process to verify student ID and ensure student privacy. AND they removed passwords and proctoring. 2020 Reauthorized Education Act (Page 27420) [...]

New Virtual Proctorless Solution- BioSight-ID Replaces Live Remote Proctors

COVID 19 virus is changing the way schools can utilize live remote proctors. Recently, companies offering these services have reduced or suspended activity. Click here for more info -- A Lockdown Abroad Disrupts Testing at Home. At present, it seems highly unlikely that this situation will change any time soon, requiring many institutions to move to a plan B solution. What are the options? First, let us go back to the reasons why schools were using live [...]

Making A Move To Online Classes? Here’s One Thing You Should Know:

  In the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), it’s likely that your institution is moving your live classes online for the foreseeable future. For many institutions, moving to online courses is unchartered territory creating a sudden wave of panic, concern and leaving many wondering “where do we even begin”. As if you weren’t already dealing with enough, your institution must now also consider student authentication. Cheating in online classes is rampant. The Dept of [...]

Have You Heard About The Only Biometric You Can Draw?

  Many types of biometrics exist. At last count over 25 physical and behavioral biometrics are used for different use cases. How do you know which one is suitable for you? As a start consider an earlier post on the Top 10 Tips in selecting a Biometric. Now it’s time to peel back the onion and discuss some unique properties of one biometric that has moved up the usage ranks quickly because of social/environmental pressures [...]

Virtual Proctoring Receives Failing Grade in Large Randomized Trial

Wow, A recent study has detailed significant issues with virtual and live proctoring that spells problems for its continued use. The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) recently completed a study where nurses were randomized into one of six groups based on two methods of proctoring (in person or live online remote) for taking an assessment. They indicated this was one of the first independent studies outside of companies who provide [...]

Beyond Contract Cheating: The Bigger Picture And What’s Really At Risk?

Turn on the news and we’re likely to hear about another cheating scandal in higher-ed. Stories of students paying others to do their work is a common theme these days and appears to be a global threat. In fact, 31m students say it’s so easy, it can’t be wrong. The unfortunate reality is that contract cheating and academic dishonesty are big business, leading more individuals to cash in on the new “gold rush”. A majority [...]

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