UBC Senate motions on use of remote proctoring software

March 18, 2021 at 11:15 am

This post has been updated to reflect that a motion has been passed by both UBC Senates.

The UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan Senates have each passed motions for UBC faculties to restrict the use of automated remote invigilation tools, like Proctorio, that use algorithmic analysis of data recorded during invigilation, except where accreditation bodies explicitly require remote proctoring software.

As these motions are effective immediately, faculty who planned to use such tools to invigilate exams for courses that do not fall under the above exemption will need to investigate alternative tools and/or methods for assessment.

Read details of the Vancouver motion to limit remote proctoring and details of the Okanagan motion on the UBC Provost & Vice-President Academic websites for each campus.

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Faculty looking for support with exams and assessments can request individual consultation time with learning designers from the UBCV Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology or the UBCO Centre for Teaching and Learning. The consultations can be used to answer questions and provide customized support on technologies and strategies for assessment.

You can also learn more about centrally-supported tools and resources that can be used for exam invigilation and are not restricted under the motion:

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