Proctoring Services

The way you structure assessments and communicate with students can help promote academic integrity. Proctoring is not always a viable or desirable strategy. For online courses, we encourage instructors to consider alternatives to high-stakes exams whenever possible to lower student anxiety, a key factor leading to cheating. Learn more in the recorded webinar: alternative assessment strategies.

However, there may be some departments or courses interested in pursuing online proctoring, and Cornell does have a contract in place with Examity. Examity offers automated proctoring and human, online proctoring for individual courses and is ready to assist Cornell instructors in setting up proctoring. The service is fee based per exam, and departments will need to pay for their own use. 

Examity Options & Fees

Automated Proctoring

  • Cost (Automated Standard):  $5 per student (no charge for additional hours)
  • Cost (Premium Standard):  $8 per student (no charge for additional hours), includes a human audit of the proctoring session at the conclusion of the exam


For automated proctoring, Examity uses a 3-stage authentication process. First, a test-taker submits an official ID and a real-time image taken from the webcam. These are matched against the test-taker’s ID on file. Next, the test-taker answers a series of “challenge” questions to further verify their identity. Finally, the test-taker submits a digital signature that measures the keystroke cadence, to be matched against the test-taker’s original digital signature on file.  Once this is complete, automated proctoring technology monitors the test from start to finish.

Record & Review Proctoring

  • Cost:  $13.25 per student for the first hour and $5 for each additional hour
  • Note: An additional $5 fee is incurred when students schedule within 24 hrs of the exam

Live Proctoring

  • Cost: $15.25 per student for the first hour of proctoring and $7 for each additional hour
  • Note: A $5 fee is incurred when students schedule within 24 hrs of the exam

Record and Review and Live Proctoring both start with the same authentication process. The proctor and student connect, go over the rules, perform a room and desk pan and answer the security questions and keystroke match. The two levels differ once the student has started the exam. With Live Proctoring, the proctor views the session in real time and can interrupt if needed. In Record and Review, the proctor does not monitor the session in real time once the student starts the test. The proctor reviews the exam recording to add any necessary flags, but does not view the session in real time.

For more information, please email CTI.


  • Live authentication
  • Live review of exam recordings
  • 24/7 support, 365 days a year via online chat, email, and phone
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Human audit
  • FERPA, ADA compliance

Getting Started

Contact: Brooke Poulin, Senior Account Manager Visit Examity's Instructor FAQ.

For more information or a consultation please feel free to contact the Center for Teaching Innovation.