About Examity at IU

The Examity software is available in all Canvas courses at the East, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Northwest, South Bend, and Southeast campuses. At IU Bloomington, Examity can only be enabled in courses for which there are no direct charges to students (i.e., courses coded DO, HD, OA, or OI). For more information, see Cost of using Examity. For questions about Examity at IU Bloomington, email Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

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Examity is an online proctoring service that mitigates many of the issues surrounding the administration of tests to online students at a distance. Examity offers multiple levels of service to deter cheating, provide authentication, give students live support in using online tests, and provide a complete recording of both the student and all activity on the student's computer during a proctored testing session.

Proctoring levels available

Five different levels of proctoring are available from Examity:

  • Level AA - Auto-Authentication: Test-takers snap pictures of their ID and face, answer challenge questions, and enter a biometric keystroke signature to verify identity.
  • Level LA - Live Authentication: Challenge questions, ID verifications, facial comparisons, keystroke analysis administered by a live proctor.
  • Level 1 - Auto-Proctoring: After automated authentication is complete, Examity captures audio, motion, and systemic changes.
  • Level 2 - Record and Review Proctoring: After live authentication, each test is recorded from start to finish and is later viewed by a proctor.
  • Level 3 - Live Proctoring: After completing the live authentication process, Examity monitors the test-taker's surroundings and entire desktop throughout the exam.

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Cost of using Examity

Online classes

Students enrolled in one of the courses listed on the IU Distance Education Classes Search Tool will have no additional cost to use Examity. Courses with the following codes are included:

  • DO: Distance Live Video
  • HD: Hybrid, Distance
  • OA: 100% Online
  • OI: 76-99% Online

In-person classes

If the course is not listed on the IU Distance Education Classes Search Tool, students will be required to pay via credit card at the time of the exam. The following rates apply:

Proctoring level First hour Additional hour
Level AA: Auto-Authentication N/A N/A
Level LA: Live Authentication $6.00 N/A
Level 1: Auto-Proctoring $8.50 $3.00
Level 2: Record and Review Proctoring
$10.50 $5.75
Level 3: Live Proctoring $11.50 $6.00

Practice tests cost $7.50 per student per examination.

If a student schedules an exam within 24 hours of the examination start time, that student will be charged an additional $5.00 per hour. Full payment is required for any no-show. Cancellations or changes within 24 hours of the examination start time will result in a charge of $5.00 per occurrence. Set-up time (expected to be less than 10 minutes) is not counted as part of the examination time.

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About Examity for in-person and hybrid classes

In face-to-face (in-person) classes and hybrid traditional classes with a face-to-face component (coded "HY" in SIS), Examity may work well for students with special circumstances and for whom taking a test in person might be difficult. Situations that might warrant the use of Examity include:

  • Students with jobs that require them to travel
  • Student athletes who are out of town during the in-person assessment
  • Students who live far from campus
  • Students with an injury that hampers their mobility
  • Students who need to make up a test or exam

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Privacy and security

As an instructor, if you use an application managed by a vendor with whom IU does not have a contract, and it collects protected student data, you may be subject to sanctions, according to university policy Disclosing Institutional Information to Third Parties (DM-02). If your intended use will collect any FERPA-protected data in a third-party tool, do not use it before working through appropriate institutional offices to get a contract with the service. For guidance, see CITL's Use of Cloud Services in Instruction and/or consult your campus teaching and learning center.

When using Examity for online exams, government IDs, security questions, and video feeds of the test-taking environment are encrypted to ensure the data is protected from unauthorized access. Only properly authorized people, instructors and the service administrators, have access to the information and the videos that are stored. All videos are saved for a prescribed period of time and then deleted. The individual proctors work in proctoring centers with supervisors overseeing them, and everything they do is recorded on video and audio.

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Get help and learning more

Consult the resources below for pedagogical or technical assistance with Examity.


Access videos, instructor and student quick guides, and email templates to use with students on the Examity Resources page. Be sure you're using the resources under the Canvas logo.

Contact Examity

Examity provides 24/7 phone, live chat, and email support for students and faculty using the service:

  • Phone: 855-Examity (855-392-6489)
  • Live Chat: Available on the Examity site
  • Email: support@examity.com

To contact Examity's IU account manager, Cheryl Esselen:

  • Phone: 855-392-6489
  • Email: cesselen@examity.com

Teaching and learning centers

Instructors can get help using technology in their teaching at the teaching and learning centers on each campus.

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