Protecting Test Integrity in Digital Classrooms: Implementing Automated Proctoring at Seminole State

Concurrent Session 8
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Brief Abstract

The presenters will discuss the selection and implementation of a fully automated proctoring solution to validate student identities, secure exam content, and protect academic integrity during online assessments.


Michelle Franz has worked in higher education and eLearning for 15 years in administrative and faculty roles, including program management, instructional design, and training and development. As dean of eLearning, Franz provides strategic leadership, creativity and administrative oversight of the eLearning Department and supports the College’s learning mission by providing faculty and administrator’s information and support about all aspects of eLearning, including the innovative use of technology in instruction, faculty development, and the growth of eLearning programs and courses. Franz holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and government from University of Hartford in Connecticut, and a master’s degree in teaching with technology from Marlboro College in Vermont. She is working on her doctoral degree in education at Nova Southeastern University.
Robbie Sparrow has served in training and development roles for over 5 years, with previous experience at both Walt Disney World and Florida Hospital. Now as an Instructional Designer for Seminole State eLearning, Robbie brings his passion for training and customer service to the College to serve the needs of both faculty and students. In addition to helping faculty create engaging online courses, he also works with textbook and software vendors to develop solutions that make online learning at Seminole State a more seamless experience. Robbie holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Purdue University, a master’s degree in hospitality management from Kansas State University, and is currently working on a second master’s in instructional design from the University of Florida.

Extended Abstract

Protecting exam content while validating student identities and activity during online assessments is essential for maintaining academic integrity and guaranteeing the value of online degrees and certificates. This presentation will give an overview of the selection and implementation of Proctorio's automated proctoring system in terms of cost, scalability, and ease of use.