Institutional Support #2
2 The institution has policy and guidelines that confirm a student who registers in an online course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives academic credit. This is done by verifying the identity of a student by using methods such as (a) a secure login and passcode, (b) proctored examinations, or (c) other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identity.
Deficient Developing Accomplished Exemplary
All students and faculty members must use a secure login and password to access the course sites in Canvas.
Materials outside the Canvas site but which are restricted to current students and faculty are protected by a username and password. This login is changed each semester.
Faculty are encouraged to use assessment techniques other than testing that allow greater recognition of individual student work and style. These include online discussion, group work, projects, oral presentations, and written assignments.
Faculty members who use tests often use quick quizzes that are considered to be "open book" and the tests are offered on Canvas with restricted time limits. Many instructors use a bank of questions so that students do not receive the same test.
If a faculty member wishes to conduct a full exam, Proctor U, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and Respondus Monitor are available for their use. The university continues to assess authentication technologies.