Examity

Examity Information #

All IU High School courses include the option to take exams at home, using an online exam proctoring service - Examity. This service has been thoroughly vetted and is also being used in courses at the university level.

Students intending to use the free Examity proctoring option should be aware of the following:

  • You will need a functioning webcam, microphone, and speakers.
  • You will be required to upload an image of a photo ID (use a cellphone or scanner) and then present this ID at the beginning of the exam.
  • During the exam, you must allow the Examity proctor temporary keyboard control (you will just click ‘allow’ when prompted) for them to type in the exam access code.
  • Before taking an exam, or the suggested practice exam, you MUST click the 'Examity Page' link found in the Syllabus of that course. Then click 'Load Examity in a new Window' - this creates a registration link between you and the course in the Examity system. If you only enter Examity through a different course, the exams from your current course will not be listed.
  • The first time you use Examity you will need to create a 'student profile' and set security questions (many of these are oriented towards adults, so please choose ones you can reasonably answer). You should test your computer system to see if it satisfies all requirements.


More details and instructions about Examity can be downloaded here.


All courses include a practice Examity Quiz. We highly recommend scheduling this practice exam with Examity before using the service on an actual exam. (The practice exam is trivially easy, but it should make things go much smoother during your actual exam. You will have already solved any technical problems.)

If you choose to use the online proctoring option (rather than in-person proctoring), then when submitting your exam application please simply select the Examity check-box.

 

Examity Accounts and Scheduling #

First-time users of Examity will need to create a new account profile.

HOW TO CREATE A PROFILE:

  • Login to your course within Canvas and select the Examity page link in the syllabus (to the right of Exam application), or click the Examity link in the Modules page. You may need to click another link in a new page to reach the Examity site.
  • Select “Student” and click button to login.
  • Click on “My Profile” to select your time zone, upload your picture ID, select and answer security questions and enter your biometric keystroke information.
  • Click the “Computer Requirements Check” link to make sure your systems will be sufficient for the exam.
  • Once your profile is complete, you will be able to schedule your test.

HOW TO SCHEDULE:

  • Select “Schedule Exam” on the Dashboard.
  • Pick your instructor, course, and exam from the drop down menus.
    (You can find your instructor and course name from the Home page in Canvas, or in Course Information in Genius.)
  • If you need to schedule less than 24 hours in advance, you will have to use the on-demand scheduling option.


If you run into any issues, including during an exam, please contact Examity by phone at 855-EXAMITY (855-392-6489), by email support@examity.com or by live chat (click the live chat link in your Examity® portal).

As always, if you have questions or concerns, please contact IU High School at iuhs@indiana.edu, or call us at 1-800-334-1011.