University of North Carolina System wins award for proctoring website

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The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) recently announced the winners for it’s 2013 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award, which recognizes innovative uses of technology in higher education. The three winners were the University of Florida, Lane Community College and the University of North Carolina.

The University of North Carolina received the WOW award for its proctoring integration throughout it’s 17 campus statewide system. In the Fall of 2012, UNC Online’s general administration team partnered with ProctorU in the development of an application programming interface (API).

ProctorU’s API allows students to use the online proctoring service without leaving their institution’s website or learning management system. The API also gives educators an additional set of tools to use in this continuously growing segment of higher education. Instead of having students login to separate websites – one for their university’s coursework and then another to take a proctored exam – the API allows test takers to interact with ProctorU from within their institution’s website.

The University of North Carolina’s Exam Proctoring Network promotes academic integrity by providing standardizing and streamlining the proctoring process for students, faculty and proctors.The secure system allows students, faculty and proctors to schedule appointments, securely transfer documents and receive automated reminders when an action is required.