Examity - Getting Started (Student)
This document describes the information students will need to get started with using the online proctoring tool Examity.
What is Examity?
Examity is an online proctoring solution that helps instructors foster academic integrity when providing online assessments to students. In a face-to-face classroom environment, the instructor or a teaching assistant typically proctor students throughout a test. In situations where you’re learning remotely, the instructor or TA may choose to use Examity, an automated proctoring tool, to help monitor your actions while you’re completing your exam.
Examity works with your Canvas quizzes and tests if your instructor has set them up to be proctored. Examity uses a webcam and microphone connected to your computer along with a browser extension in Google Chrome to track things like keystrokes, mouse clicks, and other activity during the exam. The instructor then reviews that record of activity after the exam as sort of a retroactive proctoring, similar to how they would observe student activity during an in-person exam.
To use Examity, the following are required:
- Desktop computer or laptop (mobile devices such as phone or tablets will not work with Examity)
- Working built-in or external webcam and microphone
- Google Chrome browser, with pop-up blocker disabled. Be sure you are not in private, incognito, or full-screen mode.
- An internet connection speed (upload and download) of at least 2Mbps. You can check your internet speed by running the Computer System Requirements at bit.ly/ExamityCheck.
- Photo ID, such as a WiscCard or driver's license
Following the steps outlined in the articles below will help you prepare to take an exam through Examity. Please note that before you can complete an exam in Examity, you must complete the setup of your student profile.
If you are an instructor looking to get started using Examity, please see Examity - Getting Started (Instructor).