Kent State University Raises the Bar for Quality and Integrity in Online Education by Partnering with Proctorio

Proctorio announced today its partnership with Kent State University to provide online learners with identity verification, exam integrity, and 24/7 live support. Kent State University, the second largest public research University in Ohio, is partnering with Proctorio, the world’s most advanced automated proctoring solution, to validate student identities and activity during online exams.

Kent State University offers online courses for its undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs through its main campus and seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio, providing educational access to both local and distance learners. Proctorio will provide online proctoring with flexible exam settings and recording options to instructors at Kent State to ensure a level playing field for online students. Proctorio’s military grade data encryption technology will protect student data while allowing single sign-on convenience for faculty and eLearners. Proctorio seamlessly integrates with Kent State’s learning management system, Blackboard, to provide unparalleled convenience and performance in an online proctoring solution.

Kent State Technology Project Director, Paul Creed, III, explained Kent State’s decision to partner with Proctorio, “Adding Proctorio to our educational technology toolbox helps to ensure the academic integrity of our courses as well as the reputation and quality of a degree from Kent State University. As a leader in online higher education in Ohio and the nation, Kent State University is dedicated to the highest standards and Proctorio helps us to meet that goal.”

Mike Olsen, CEO and Co-founder of Proctorio described Kent State’s decision to partner with Proctorio as, “A tremendous opportunity for Proctorio to further its mission of expanding access to education while increasing the prestige of online degrees.” He continued, “Proctorio’s fully automated and customizable system allows instructors at Kent State to add proctoring to any exam, giving students the freedom to take exams securely anytime, unscheduled.”

Features that help Kent State University increase academic integrity with Proctorio include: 

  • Unscheduled proctoring
  • Live ID verification
  • Immediate suspicion reports
  • Administrator dashboard
  • Aggregate exam data
  • Customizable settings
  • Single sign-on Blackboard integration
  • Student privacy protections
  • Live 24/7 student & faculty support

Proctorio recently received iKeepSafe certification of its student privacy protections, data use, and security protocols. Proctorio is the only online proctoring solution to be recognized for its handling of student data. Proctorio’s Director of Education, Judson Garrett, explained, “Proctorio’s concern for student privacy and data protection is part and parcel with its mission to increase academic integrity in online education.” Garrett went on to describe Proctorio’s role in online education, “In addition to safeguarding exams for our institutional partners, Proctorio validates student work and levels the playing field for online learners while protecting the value of their degrees.”

About Kent State University: 

Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Regional Academic Center, and academic sites in major world capitals such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. The student body comprises nearly 41,000 students, including nearly 3,000 international students from 109 countries, and the worldwide alumni family exceeds 235,000. The addition of new learning environments from the sciences to the arts and the development of exciting new academic programs such as aerospace engineering, geographic information science and business analytics characterize Kent State’s focus on transformational educational experiences. For more information about Kent State, visit



About Proctorio: Proctorio is a fully automated, remote proctoring service that provides a scalable, cost-effective solution to validating student identities and activity during online exams. Proctorio’s customizable exam settings allow instructors to set-up unscheduled, on-demand exam proctoring specific to their own assessment needs. Proctorio levels the playing field for students by increasing accountability, deterring cheating, and promoting a culture of academic integrity while improving learning outcomes.

POSTED: Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:26pm