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Two Factor Authentication
We've had discussions on two factor authentication for our distance students. I believe we have about 4,000 of them, but most of them live in the local area.
We are just starting this fall giving the students the option to pay for remote proctoring through Remote Proctor Now. I believe it costs them $15 per exam. They also have the option to come into a College testing center and take the exam for no cost. They do have to provide a student ID or driver's license in both scenarios. I believe we have worked on remote proctoring with other institutions in the past, but do not know if we still plan on using that now that we have the agreement with Remote Proctor Now.
We chose them because the require video cameras and watch the student during the exam. If they see any signs of cheating, they send a report to the Distance Learning office and they review the recording to determine if any action needs to take place. I believe they will go through the regular channels if they believe cheating has occurred.
It isn't fool proof, but we believe it is a good first step for our distance students. We've also discussed photo rosters for our onsite classes, but haven't gotten that far at this time.
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McKinney, TX 75069
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