• Exams in asynchronous courses are delivered online using a remote proctoring solution. These may include services such as Honorlock, Respondus, etc.
  • Exams in synchronous online courses may be delivered remotely or on campus, depending upon the course needs and the policies of each school.
  • Students should be informed in the course syllabus regarding how and where exams will be administered.
  • The instructor has primary responsibility for proctoring, whenever that is possible. For both undergraduate and graduate courses, the assignment of any proctor other than the instructor must be at the direction of the dean of the respective college, graduate school, or professional school.
  • When taking an online exam, students will be asked to provide a Touro ID or government-issued photo ID, a requirement of most remote proctoring solutions. Students should be informed of this requirement in the syllabus and reminded when the examination is scheduled.
  • In the instance that an examination is given online, faculty must be aware of academic integrity issues in the administration of these exams and take appropriate steps to minimize these issues, such as those described below:
    • Use test banks with large numbers of questions and pull a smaller number of questions from the test bank.
    • Randomize the order of answers for multiple-choice questions, so that, for example, the correct answer for a particular question might be “a” for one student and “b” for another.
    • A Web browser lock-down service must be used during testing and students cannot leave the exam once they have started.

A variety of technological solutions to minimize the potential for cheating on online examinations are emerging, including online proctoring services and biometric measuring devices. Touro will continue to monitor new proctoring technology. Any such technology that might be adopted by individual units, must be done in coordination with the Vice President of Online Education.