Student identity verification for online classes
Federal Regulation §602.17 and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) Standard 2.G.7 both require the University to maintain an effective student identity process to ensure that the student enrolled in the course is the same student completing the course work.
What’s required for compliance
Each online course is required to have one (1) proctored/supervised exam or equivalent experience, where students are required to present photo identification upon signing in for the proctored experience or test. As mentioned above, this requirement allows the instructor to ensure that the student mastering the material is the same student receiving credit for the course.
Please see the Options for Verifying Student Identity in Online Classes webpage for more information.
Resources for the University’s online proctoring platform are available on the Office of Digital Learning website.
For questions about proctored exams or to explore alternatives to proctored exams, please contact the Office of Digital Learning.