BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ProctorU, the largest online proctoring company, and Pearson, the world's learning company, today announced the integration of automated online proctoring into the MyLab product portfolio. This innovative approach to online proctoring, using artificial intelligence and machine learning, will ensure the validity of the learning that takes place online with MyLab.
"ProctorU is proud to be partnering with Pearson," said Scott McFarland, ProctorU CEO. "Pearson and ProctorU are two innovative companies that care deeply about providing access to the best education possible. Integrating our latest technology, ProctorU Auto, with MyLab will provide schools with an online learning solution backed by integrity and accountability."
ProctorU's automated online proctoring platform, ProctorU Auto, is the first artificial intelligence-based online proctoring solution that gets smarter with each assessment. Fully-automated multi-factor authentication confirms an individual's identity and then the AI-based platform flags all suspicious behavior incidents with a time-stamp for an instructor to review at their convenience. Instructors are also able to watch any testing session they choose with a live look-in feature. MyLab instructors may also save time by electing to use a premium service where all flagged incidents can be reviewed by highly trained ProctorU proctors.
"We are excited to bring another important innovation to MyLab products," said Jason Fournier, Pearson's Vice President of Product Management. "Adding online proctoring to the MyLab product portfolio ensures that the right student is honestly completing course work and quizzes. Instructors can focus on helping students knowing that academic integrity is safeguarded."
MyLab is a teaching and learning platform that provides instructors and students with respected author content and interactive resources, personalizes learning, and offers flexible course management so that all students have the tools they need to be successful. Pearson MyLab is used by over 7 million students annually to improve their mastery in 38 different topic areas.
MyLab with ProctorU Auto is fully-integrated with the leading LMS solutions including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and Moodle with single sign-on directly from the LMS platform. With a simple flip of a button, instructors can easily add ProctorU Auto to any MyLab quiz or test.
About ProctorU ProctorU provides a full suite of online proctoring and identity management solutions for education, professional development and certification organizations. With patented, 24/7 on-demand live proctoring and an automated platform utilizing artificial intelligence, ProctorU is a powerful, convenient and cost-effective alternative to traditional test centers. ProctorU increases access to online learning while ensuring exam integrity and accountability for any test-taker using only a computer and a webcam. To learn more, visit ProctorU.com.