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Examus deals with leading Russian universities and proof certificates for National Open Education Platform and other MOOCs.

It is very flexible solution, providing at least 25 different types of proctoring.

Examus offers students high level of privacy.

Our service can function over low bandwidth and provides a reliable approach for learners, no matter where they are located.

Also we offer smooth integration with customer's infrastructure.

Case studies
Online Master degree programme — Moscow institute of physics and technology

In autumn 2016 one of the most respectable universities in Russia Moscow institute of physics and technology (MIPT) launched online Master degree program «Modern combinatorics». It was an absolutely online course, the first case in Russia. Students have to come to university only once — for a defence of diploma.

MIPT turned to Examus to provide online learners a convenient and cost-effective alternative to testing centers while ensuring the integrity of the online exam. So MIPT has launched a reliable and comfortable distance education offering for adults who work and have a little time for education.

The university believes this program could become the model for online programs of the future.

MOOC-platform — National open education platform

National Open Education Platform (NOEP) is a high-tech educational platform that provides open access to the best online courses of Russian most world renowned universities. There are more than 400 000 people taking courses online through the NOEP. More than 211 open online-courses are available.

Russian universities accept credits for the courses taken through the platform and provide all the successful finalists with certificates and diplomas. That's why reliable proctoring solution was a matter of a crucial importance for the platform.

Examus was chosen as the most flexible, secure and cost-effective solution. It could fit lots of exam scenarios while ensuring the integrity of the results.

As a plus full outsourcing of proctoring service including communications with universities and students allows the NOEP to reduce the burden on technical support and stuff of the platform.

Testimonials

Higher School of Economics is one of TOP-10 universities by the number of online courses and TOP-30 by number of followers at Coursera. Higher School of Economics is the initiator of the National Platform for Open Education.

We've been using Examus proctoring service for a year and have no hesitation in recommending their solution and would be willing to endorse their abilities with any of their prospective clients.

We use Examus service simultaneously on the National Open Education Platform (https://openedu.ru/) and for HSE's students on the Moodle platform.

In 2017 we launched online exams for our international applicants. It became possible due to Examus service. This new opportunity enable our University to scale abroad and to attract more and more students. For students it's a plus too — they can pass exams in their places even in their countries.

HSE Vice-rector S.Roshchin

НПОО — это высокотехнологичная образовательная платформа, предоставляющая открытый доступ к лучшим онлайн-курсам наиболее уважаемых российских вузов. Таких как МГУ, МФТИ, Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет. Высшая школа экономики, МИСиС, Уральский федеральный университет, Санкт-Петербургский политехнический университет, Университет ИТМО, Томский государственный университет.

Сегодня более 488 000 человек проходят онлайн-курсы через Национальную платформу открытого образования. Доступно более 250 открытых онлайн-курсов. Российские университеты принимают кредиты на курсы, проходящие через платформу.

Examus предоставляет услугу прокторинга для сдачи экзаменов на Национальной платформе открытого образования с начала 2016 года. Examus гарантирует надежную верификацию наших студентов во время выпускных экзаменов. Это позволяет нашим партнерам полагаться на проводимую нами оценку знаний.

Команда Examus отвечает не только за техническую реализацию, но также полностью берет на себя решение организационных задач, включая общение с университетами и техническую поддержку студентов. Полный аутсорсинг услуги прокторинга позволяет нам снизить нагрузку на персонал собственной технической поддержки.
Кроме того, команда Examus демонстрирует постоянный прогресс в обслуживании пользователей в течение всего времени нашего сотрудничества. Специалисты проекта всегда оперативно отвечают на наши запросы и на запросы наших студентов, решают их наилучшим образом, развивают продукт и добавляют новый функционал.
Нам приятно рекомендовать Examus как надежный сервис с высоко мотивированной и креативной командой.


Дмитрий Юшин
Директор Ассоциации

Высшая школа экономики входит в ТОП-10 университетов по количеству онлайн-курсов и ТОП-30 по количеству пользователей на Coursera. Также, Высшая школа экономики является инициатором создания Национальной платформы открытого образования.

Мы не первый год пользуемся услугами прокторинга Examus. Без колебаний рекомендуем данное решение и готовы подтвердить возможности сервиса любому из потенциальных клиентов компании.
Мы используем Examus одновременно на Национальной платформе открытого образования (https://openedu.ru/) и для студентов ВШЭ на платформе Moodle.
В 2017 году мы запустили онлайн-экзамены для наших иностранных абитуриентов. Это стало возможным благодаря сервису Examus. Эта новая возможность позволяет нашему университету расширяться за рубежом и привлекать все больше и больше студентов. Для студентов это тоже плюс — они могут сдавать экзамены на своих местах, не выезжая в Россию.

С. Рощин
Проректор НИУ ВШЭ

Экзамус уже не первый год используется Ассоциацией «Глобальные университеты» в качестве решения для прокторинга при проведении международной олимпиады «Open Doors»

В целом мы довольны работой с Экзамусом. Коллеги выполнили все на высоком профессиональном уровне.

За время проекта нам удалось интегрировать две системы, Сотрудники Экзамуса очень оперативно отвечали на все наши запросы и компетентно поддерживали участников в ходе олимпиады.

Если говорить о том, над чем необходимо поработать к следующему году, то нам хотелось бы добавить дополнительные способы информирование участников Олимпиады о том, какие программы и предметы запрещено использовать в ходе выполнения заданий. Работы над этим уже ведутся коллегами.


Григорий Язев
Руководитель проектного офиса Международной олимпиады Ассоциации «Глобальные университеты»
FAQ

I have been hearing a lot about remote proctoring recently. Why is it so important?

Proctoring service prevents cheating during online-exams and proofs integrity of students and their results.

What is the difference of Examus from Skype (or other similar products), and from own proctoring systems at University?

What is the difference of Examus from Skype (or other similar products), and from own proctoring systems at University?

Skype and its analogues are not specialized solutions for conducting examinations at educational institutions. These products are designed for a different purpose, without taking into account lots of special things of the process. If you compare our services with Skype — Examus is cheaper due to automation. Its productivity is much higher — we are able to exam 100 students not for 100 hours, but for ONE. In addition, Skype does not allow to monitor the desktop and the image of the webcam simultaneously. One needs additional software to record videos for detailed analysis using Skype. If we are talking about «other systems» — the comparison with each of them should be carried out individually.

How is a student identified by Examus?

We use several types of identification:

a) First identification by proctor – proctor checks student's ID and compares ID photo with image received via web cam from student's laptop.

b) Dynamic identification during exam – automatic monitoring that the face has not changed during whole exam.

c) Ex-post identification – the system records student's video and a photo of his/her ID. Afterwards, our proctors or customers' proctors compare these images.

Who monitors a student during an exam – a person or a machine?

Automatic system supports human proctor to monitor an exam more effectively. But there are lots of options. Examus can offer over 25 types of proctoring. It depends on your goals and budget.

How many students can human proctor monitor simultaneously?

It depends on customer's requirements. Usually, one proctor monitors about 6-9 students. That's possible thankful to cyber-proctor (AI & ML algorithm that analyses student's behavior and identifies main ways of cheating) support.

Can I use my staff as proctors?

It depends on a chosen package. You can monitor exams by your teachers or we can provide you with our trained proctors.

Do I need to install any software on my server to use Examus?

No, you don't need. Students install our programme on their PC by themselves.

What LMS is Examus integrated with?

Right now – with OpenEdX, Moodle, negotiating with others. Request a demo and we'll provide you with actual information.

How long and how much does the integration with LMS usually take?

It depends on each LMS and its requirements for the amount of data to be exchanged. Our experience of integration indicates from 1 hour to 1 week. The integration is free of charge, after signing the contract.

Can I use Examus without integration with any platform?

Yes, that's really possible. Contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with more information.

Is it possible to cheat the system?

Possible, but more complicated than to cheat a teacher in the classroom.

Where and how long is the data about exams stored?

It depends on the package, which you choose. In basic option – data is stored during one month on our server.

How to calculate the cost of Examus using?

You can choose your package and multiply by the estimated number of students / hours of the exam. Contact us for more details: http://examus.info/article/integration

What software and equipment does Examus need?

Students don't need any special devices, but just a standart laptop or PC ( not a tablet) with frontal or external webcam and microphone. Of course, they need to have an access to the Internet.

How is amount of taken exams calculated?

We make a list of taken exams ( even if a student did not come) and calculate overall cost for the accounting period.

Can a student pay for proctoring himself/herself?

Not yet. We are working on this and hope that students will have such an opportunity soon.

Who is already using Examus?

Sberbank Corporate University, Ural State University, MIPT, Higher School of Economics, National Platform «Open Education» and lots of other educational institutions.

Does Examus have a trial version?

Yes, there is a trial version for 50-100 exams in our system. We believe this number of exams is enough to see advantages of Examus and to make right decision

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