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Examity to Provide Online Proctoring for Open edX Platform

This fall, courses delivered on the Open edX platform will be able to incorporate live, recorded or fully automated proctoring from online proctoring and identify verification company Examity. As the learning experience platform that powers Harvard- and MIT-founded MOOC provider edX, Open edX serves courses offered by thousands of partners on Open edX sites, reaching more than 12 million students worldwide, according to a news release.

Examity's online proctoring platform will be integrated into Open edX, giving the organization's partner institutions a suite of verification options suitable for various course types and student populations. "EdX has been a pioneer in increasing access to high-quality educational opportunities for learners worldwide through online learning," noted Michael London, founder and CEO of Examity, in a statement. "Our platform makes us uniquely suited to the multitude of platforms and modalities that Open edX schools require for not just reliable proctoring and ID verifications, but also insights and analytics to better understand and improve academic integrity in online assessments."

"We are excited to welcome Examity to the Open edX community," said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor, in a statement. "As the ecosystem of companies offering online learning continues to expand, the need for tools and technology to ensure academic integrity becomes even more important. It is energizing to see organizations like Examity lead the charge toward developing innovative tools that can tackle this challenge."

For more information, visit the Examity site.

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