As Carleton University continues to provide online examinations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure that academic integrity of our programs continues to be upheld. Most of our course instructors have re-designed their courses and/or assessments to address academic integrity concerns.
Approximately 6% of courses have opted for an e-proctoring solution for the fall term. Those instructors who wanted e-proctoring were assigned one of two solutions, depending on the specifics of their course. The two software platforms, CoMaS and BigBlueButton, both of which were developed at Carleton, have been used at Carleton for many years and are not intrusive AI-powered software or supplied by external service providers, but are ones with a focus on support, transparency and flexibility.
We remain committed to continuing to provide information about these e-proctoring systems to our students. The privacy and security of any student data remains Carleton’s top concern and both platforms have undergone security and privacy reviews by Carleton’s Information Security and Privacy Offices respectively.
Any student who has concerns about using one of these systems should discuss their concerns with their course instructors, well before their exam, to see if alternative modes of assessment are available.
Should you still have questions after reading the following FAQs and discussing your concerns with your instructor, please submit an exam support request. Please include your course code and exam date when submitting your request.
Students who are in financial need and require technology to meet the minimum requirements to access e-proctoring should email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Carleton email (cMail) account and ensure to include your student number, program and year of study. Students will be directed to the appropriate application form to request financial assistance.