To e-proctor or not to e-proctor: that is the question.


Objectives: To offer participants a broad perspective on the use of e-proctoring software for test and exam administration in order to support a culture of academic integrity in educational institutions.


  • What is e-proctoring software? 
  • Which are the most common functions of e-proctoring software?
  • How does e-proctoring software work?
  • What assumptions does e-proctoring software make?
  • What are the benefits of using e-proctoring software? 
  • How can we assess the e-proctoring software impact?
  • What are the costs and downsides of using e-proctoring software?
  • From the student perspective, How does it feel to be proctored?
  • What alternatives do we have to e-proctoring software to support academic integrity?

Moderator: Paul Sopcak (sopcakp@macewan.ca), MacEwan University, Canada


  • Sarah Elaine Eaton (seaton@ucalgary.ca), Associate Professor @ Werklund School of Education; Educational Leader in Residence; & Academic Integrity @ University of Calgary, Canada. Also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the “International Journal for Educational Integrity” & Co-Editor and Co-Founder of the “Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity”.
  • Tod Denham (Tdenham@tru.ca), Exams Department Supervisor @ Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning, Canada.
  • Jacob Binstein (jake@binstein.com), Jacob Binstein works as a software engineer in New Jersey, and at the end of December will be receiving his MBA from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which he attended online. He wrote a popular article on trivially bypassing proctor software in 2015 and has continued to research the digital proctoring space since.
  • Alycia Stewart (savpacademic@macewan.ca), Vice President Academic, Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU), Canada.
  • Jean Guerrero-Dib (jean.guerrero@udem.edu.mx), Director of the Center for Academic Integrity and Ethics @ Universidad de Monterrey, México.

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Taking Action Against Contract Cheating

In this webinar learn about:

This webinar will highlight the upcoming 5th International Day of Action (DoA) against Contract Cheating, which takes place on 21 October 2020, with details of how individuals and institutions can get involved. The webinar will provide more information about the DoA with examples of the type of activities that can be offered in light of the move to online teaching. It will also highlight online activities available through ICAI on the day, which can be tapped into even where institutions are not taking part. The intention is to continue to raise awareness about contract cheating with students and staff, as well as to publicize the positive interventions that institutions and individuals are making. Time will be available at the end of the webinar for questions and discussion.

Presented By: Dr. Thomas Lancaster Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Dr Thomas Lancaster is a computer scientist who has been researching academic integrity issues since 2000. He originally completed his PhD developing Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods to detect plagiarism in student work. Since 2006, his main research focus has been on contract cheating, often considered to be the successor to pure plagiarism. Thomas introduced the term contract cheating to the academic community and regularly discusses this topic with students and academics and through the media.
Thomas has widely worked across and supported higher education institutions in the United Kingdom and is currently based at Imperial College London, where he is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Computing. He continues to be an active academic integrity researcher, with recent publications examining the supply and demand of contract cheating services, investigating the role of social media in the contract cheating process and examining contract cheating in South East Europe. In 2019, Thomas released the book “Avoid Plagiarism” designed to help students avoid breaching academic integrity. Thomas is an active member of several academic integrity initiatives, including being part of the International Centre for Academic Integrity organising committee for the International Day of Action against Contract Cheating.

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I Have a Billion Problems: Change Isn’t One of Them: Using Project Management Strategies to Create and Enhance Academic Integrity Policies

In this webinar learn about:

This presentation reviews best practices for academic integrity policies and strategies for using project management to facilitate institutional change.

Presented by: Dr. James Orr, University of Memphis.

Moderated by: Amanda Mckenzie, University of Waterloo & Jean Guerrero, Universidad de Monterrey

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eAPN6lZLQMeEKGv7dVrXJQ

Webinar Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16ol5QmcCjQ0yj7sBNekDrCxcWZZxxXIo/view

Going Remote with Integrity 3.0: Your Academic Integrity Policy Gone Virtual

Learn about strategies for:
– conducting investigations and hearing panels
– protecting confidentiality and integrity of process
– cultivating a learning centered adjudication process
– sanctioning students
– supporting due process and institutional policies

Presented by: James Orr, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Project Management, Virginia Commonwealth University

Moderated by:
Tricia Bertram Gallant, PhD, Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego (HOST)
Camilla Roberts, PhD, Director, Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University
Jean Guerrero Dib, Director of the Center for Ethics and Integrity, University of Monterrey (UDEM)
Amanda McKenzie, Director, Office of Quality Assurance & Academic Integrity, University of Waterloo


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Going Remote With Integrity 2.0: Technological Tips & Techniques

Going Remote With Integrity 2.0: Technological Tips & Techniques

In this webinar, learn about:

  • The foundations of academic integrity in assignment design
  • Approaches to online assignment and assessment development
  • How fast moves to remote teaching can align to authentic online learning

Presented by:
Douglas Harrison, PhD, Vice President and Dean, School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus

Moderated by:
Tricia Bertram Gallant, PhD, Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego (HOST)
Camilla Roberts, PhD, Director, Honor and Integrity System, Kansas State University
Jean Guerrero Dib, Director of the Center for Ethics and Integrity, University of Monterrey (UDEM)
Amanda McKenzie, Director, Office of Quality Assurance & Academic Integrity, University of Waterloo


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Using Restorative Justice In Academic Integrity Cases

Speaker: Jessica Kuecker Grotjohn, Assistant Director, Office for Community Standards, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Abstract: This webinar will showcase the Academic Integrity Matters (AIM) program at the University of Minnesota, a restorative justice program for students intended to provide greater understanding of the impact of scholastic dishonesty through a facilitated dialog with University community members. This webinar will address the program inception, stakeholder persuasion, advertisement, volunteer recruitment, administrative management, facilitation, and evaluation.

See the webinar: https://go.turnitin.com/RestorativeJustice

Using Restorative Justice In Academic Integrity Cases (to be broadcasted

Pautas para fomentar la integridad académica en el aula

English translation: Guidelines to promote academic integrity in the classroom

Speaker: Jean Guerrero-Dib – Director del primer Centro de Integridad en Latinoamérica. Lidera los esfuerzos de la UDEM por lograr una cultura de integridad y un campus honesto. Apasionado por el desarrollo integral de la persona y la transformación social.

El webinar ofrecerá recomendaciones concretas que los profesores han de implementar para fomentar la excelencia y la integridad académica en el aula. Las ideas giran en torno a un concepto, el aprendizaje y la integridad son dos caras de una misma moneda. Las sugerencias están basadas en los principios de la integridad académica propuestos por Donald McCabe y Gary Pavela.

See the webinar: https://go.turnitin.com/es/pautas-fomentar-integridad-academica

originally broadcasted January 30, 2018

What is Contract Cheating & What Can we Do About it?

Speaker: Tricia Bertram Gallant, International Center for Academic Integrity, Transition Committee Co-Chair

Contract cheating is the most egregious form of cheating that can happen within educational institutions. When students arrange for other people to complete their academic work for them, they undermine the very purpose of the academic assessment and defraud the public with credentials that are not honest and trustworthy representations of the students’ knowledge and abilities. In this webinar, Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant will overview this phenomenon known as contract cheating, what institutions can do to prevent it from occurring and what faculty must do to detect it.

See the webinar: http://go.turnitin.com/l/45292/2017-09-25/b7vrw2

originally broadcasted October 10, 2017