Patent for online exam proctoring company ProctorU

Online proctoring company ProctorU announced a new patent for the process of proctoring exams online in a live format that it has employed since 2008.

ProctorU’s patent covers live proctoring using webcams and microphones, taking a photo of a test-taker and multi-factor authentication.

“Specifically, the patent defines this authentication as verifying a photo ID, comparing a picture from a previous session and knowledge-based challenge questions,” said ProctorU.

“The patent also covers local time scheduling, on-demand testing, appointment countdown clock, session recording, self-service for institutional accounts, use of any Learning Management System (LMS), test-taker information updates from proctors and appointment balancing, among other features.”

The company said it originally filed the patent application in 2011 and it has since become the largest online proctoring provider in the world by monitoring more than million exams for more than 1,000 institutions in 129 countries.

“This is the most comprehensive patent ever issued in our space,” said by ProctorU’s founder and chief strategy officer Jarrod Morgan.

“Many of these aspects have become standards in the industry. This is further proof that we continue to lead the industry that we pioneered.”