The Center for eLearning believes protecting the academic integrity of our courses is important. Because of this concern, FAU uses several approaches to ensure the students are following FAU’s Honor Code. Academic integrity is one of the first considerations in the course design process. Engagement with students is integral in preventing plagiarism and cheating. When students know faculty are grading and providing feedback, the chances of the faculty identifying a problem with students’ work increases.

To ensure the integrity of a test, the Center for eLearning has also purchased several products and provides testing support services to assist the faculty member.

  • Respondus Monitoring allows the faculty member to have the test video recorded. At the beginning of the exam, the faculty member can ask the student to display their Owl card for verification of the test taker. The program then records the session. Faculty can quickly scan through the videos to identify academic violations.
  • RPNow also records the testing session. Again, the faculty member can have the student display their Owl card before taking the exam. The company has people on staff that can scan the videos and flag possible violations.
  • HonorLock is the third option. This product also uses video recording technology and flag possible violations. The program can also identify web browsing activity related to the test.
  • Test Center will schedule exams for online courses for high stakes testing or testing that is difficult to do online.

Below is a video of one of the 2017 FAU eLearning Award winners describing his journey in adopting online proctoring tools for his course.


To learn more about academic integrity in the online test environment, contact the Center with this Request Service Link.