Several faculty and departments have advocated for the introduction of two new extensions of online learning technology. The two most frequently requested technologies are online proctoring and an additional robust academic communication platform. Over the past spring and summer, faculty and staff have conducted research on the most requested features of these two software services. Online proctoring, for online and distance education, allows students to take exams off-campus and/or in contexts where faculty are not present to proctor students. Marquette is in conversation with both Examity and ProctorU.
Exploration of an academic synchronous communication tool that allows for recording class sessions, interactive whiteboard and some other required specifications. Research of several vendors has led to a conversation with Zoom Software. Zoom is not intended to be (and cannot be) a replacement for Skype for Business, the primary Marquette enterprise communication and collaboration platform.
Faculty are invited to attend demonstrations of these software platforms and provide input as part of the ongoing decision process:
- Examity demonstration will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 227.
- ProtorU demonstration will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suite BC.
- Zoom demonstration will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3:15 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Beaumier Suite BC.
For more information, email Shaun Longstreet, associate provost for educational development.