NATICK, Mass., July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Examity®, the world leader in online proctoring and identity verification, today announced a partnership with Open edX, the learning experience platform that powers edX.org, the leading nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT with the mission to increase access to education for everyone, everywhere. Beginning this fall, Examity will integrate its comprehensive online proctoring platform into Open edX, enabling courses offered by thousands of partners on Open edX sites to use Examity's solution, collectively reaching more than 12 million students worldwide.
"EdX has been a pioneer in increasing access to high-quality educational opportunities for learners worldwide through online learning," said Michael London, Founder and CEO of Examity. "Our platform makes us uniquely suited to the multitude of platforms and modalities that Open edX schools require for not just reliable proctoring and ID verifications, but also insights and analytics to better understand and improve academic integrity in online assessments."
With nearly 6 million students in the U.S. taking at least one course online, colleges, universities, and other providers are in search of tools to securely and reliably proctor and verify online assessments. To date, Examity is the platform to include live, recorded, and fully automated proctoring. Examity will enable Open edX partner institutions to offer a full suite of verification options to meet the needs of specific courses and student populations.
"We are excited to welcome Examity to the Open edX community," said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor. "As the ecosystem of companies offering online learning continues to expand, the need for tools and technology to ensure academic integrity becomes even more important. It is energizing to see organizations like Examity lead the charge toward developing innovative tools that can tackle this challenge."
Examity works with a cross-section of colleges, universities, and online learning providers including Boston University, Temple University, and Yale, to provide real-time, 24-7 proctoring solutions that can be adapted to address the needs of individual institutions and programs. Its mobile platform, examiGO, streamlines the authentication process for students and faculty by bringing leading-edge mobile technology to bear on ID verification. Examity recently released an analytics platform, examiDATA, designed to help its partners benchmark against peer institutions by aggregating and reporting on trends in cheating patterns.
About Examity Examity was founded to meet the needs of the growing number of online education and certification programs looking to ensure integrity. Examity provides a cost effective and flexible test integrity solution including live, recorded and automated options. Examity's proprietary solution, examiGO®, streamlines the authentication process using leading-edge mobile technology to confirm identification. Since its founding four years ago, Examity has partnered with 200+ institutions and certification programs worldwide. For more information, visit Examity.com or follow the company on Twitter @examity.