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Biometric verification software used by colleges to prevent cheating


Two biometric verification products in particular have topped the list of tech solutions that universities should keep an eye on in 2015, according to a report by CIO Review.

First, Biometric Signature ID is a student identity verification system for college to be used with their online courses.

The system verifies the student’s identity before taking a quiz or exam by analyzing the way he or she moves a mouse or finger to draw certain characters.

The solution has already accumulated more than 3 million registered users and 90 clients in a range of industries, including six colleges in Kansas.

Another similar tool is Verificient Technologies’ Proctortrack, which is designed to help prevent students from cheating on online exams.

The software uses facial recognition technology, biometrics and machine learning to generate scans of the student’s face, knuckles and ID.

Additionally, Proctortrack continuously monitors the user’s mouse, keyboard, monitor, browser, webcam and microphone to detect if someone else is taking the test in place of the student or if the student is using any unauthorized resources to cheat.

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