Instructure integrates Verificient’s behavioral biometrics application

May 14, 2015 - 

Verificient Technologies, Inc. announced it has partnered with software-as-a-service firm Instructure to integrate Verificient’s multifactor biometrics behavioral application, Proctortrack, in its Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).

Proctortrack, which recently received its first patent, provides automated remote proctoring for distance learners taking tests online.

Using a series of vision-based cues, audio cues, test data, and key-stroke patterns, Proctortrack is able to detect possible dishonest behaviors, to accurately identify the authorized user.

By integrating Proctortrack into its Canvas Learning Management System, Instructure will be able to successfully meet the Department of Education’s federal mandated standards for identity verification and authentication requirements for distributing Title IV funds.

Verificient’s system also enables Instructure to provide the same level of security offered at traditional testing centers, while giving students the flexibility to take proctored tests online, anytime and anywhere on demand, with the ease of automation and complete scalability.

“We are all about ensuring the integrity of the online credential,” said Tim Dutta, CEO of Verificient Technologies. “Online degrees need to require the same rigor of student verification and authentication and consequently, hold equal value to traditional on-campus degrees and certificate programs. To uphold these standards, we felt that evolving into an alliance with Canvas, one of the most innovative learning management systems, was the next logical step in fully meeting the needs of our Canvas customers.”

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