Newark, NJ, March 30, 2021 – Edge, the region’s nonprofit research and education network and technology partner, has announced a partnership with Proctorio, a leader in the remote proctoring industry. Via its EdgeMarket Cooperative Pricing System, Edge has awarded a contract which will give its members the ability to efficiently and affordably engage with Proctorio’s solutions and services.
Proctorio’s proprietary software will enable Edge member organizations to more efficiently protect exams administered and degrees earned in an online setting. The solution integrates seamlessly with commonly-used Learning Management Systems (LMS), including D2L Brightspace, Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, and more, delivering a highly-configurable and scalable platform for protecting exams in alignment with member institutions’ overall educational and instructional technology strategies.
The solution provided by Proctorio also places a premium on the privacy of students. It is the first and only proctoring solution to use Zero-Knowledge Encryption, which means that only institutions can access the exam recordings collected and control who can access them.
“As education continues to move online, ensuring exam integrity is important,” said Joshua Gaul, Executive Director of EdgeLearn. “Solutions like Proctorio’s provide institutions with the tools they need to proactively protect exams, while also fitting into broader ed-tech strategy through integrations with leading LMS providers and the depth of customization provided. The ability to customize the proctoring experience to the needs of the course or even the individual exam provides faculty and instructional staff the freedom to leverage the technology to meet their specific needs.”
“Proctorio is excited to support Edge member organizations in better securing exams administered in any setting,” said Mike Olsen, Founder and CEO of Proctorio. “Through this strategic collaboration, we are protecting the credibility of degrees earned online and ensuring that the future workplace is shaped by employees who lead with integrity and fairness.”
Staffed by 100+ education experts, Proctorio was serving 2.5 million active weekly users and proctoring 250,000 exams per day by the end of 2020.
Existing Edge members and other institutions interested in leveraging the EdgeMarket purchasing consortium for access to streamlined technology purchasing and preferred pricing can find more information at https://njedge.net/solutions-overview/consortium-buying-eprocurement/.
Founded in 2000, Edge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, serves as a purpose-built research and education wide area network and technology solutions partner. Edge connects members with affordable, easy access to high-performance optical networking, commodity Internet and Internet2 services, and a variety of technology-powered products, solutions, and services. The Edge member consortium consists of colleges and universities, K-12 schools and districts, government entities, healthcare networks, and businesses spread throughout the continental US. The group is governed by the New Jersey Presidents’ Council with offices in Newark, Princeton, and Wall Township, NJ. For more information, please visit: www.njedge.net.
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Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform is a live and fully-automated remote proctoring service that provides a scalable, secure, and cost-effective solution to validating test-taker identities and activity during online exams. Proctorio ensures the integrity and value of distance learning programs, online certifications and degrees, and the accreditation of their partner institutions across the globe.
Proctorio’s customizable and secure exam settings, recording, and ID verification options allow institutions to set up unscheduled, on-demand proctoring specific to their assessment needs. Proctorio ensures test-taker equity in digital learning environments by increasing accountability, securing exam content, and promoting a culture of integrity and individual privacy. Since its founding in 2013, and despite this expansive growth, Proctorio has maintained an uptime of 99.991%. Please click here to learn more about Proctorio.
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