In the past, regulatory bodies have accepted username/password validation as an acceptable form of identification. However, that is no longer recognized as a secure way to verify the identity of a student behind the keyboard.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (PRWEB) April 18, 2018
SmarterServices LLC, a full-spectrum assessment services company announces the release of SmarterID, student authentication system. SmarterID is a cutting-edge, user authentication system that uses facial recognition in a two-step authentication process to validate identity and document attendance. It can be used as a standalone application within online courses or integrated inside SmarterProctoring.
SmarterID provides a low-friction authentication process which collects multiple data points and implements a robust liveness check and spoof detection. It does not require any change in delivery method or modifications of course design. Included are instant flagging and alerts of suspicious activity making it a perfect fit for validating identity in online courses.
In the past, regulatory bodies have accepted username/password validation as an acceptable form of identification. However, that is no longer recognized as a secure way to verify the identity of a student behind the keyboard. Dr. Mac Adkins, CEO and Founder of SmarterServices noted, “The federal government is not known for its ability to predict the future. But back in 2008, when the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was written they had enough insight to recognize that identification technologies would improve over time. The HEOA stated that all institutions offering distance education must establish that the student who registers for the course is the same student who participates in the course. Three acceptable methods for doing this were listed: (1) user names and passwords, (2) proctored exams, and/or (3) “new or other identification technologies that are effective in verifying student identification.” SmarterID is that new identification technology that did not exist back in 2008.”
To learn more about the challenges schools are navigating regarding student authentication and how regulatory bodies are handling it, download our recently released white paper entitled Fostering Academic Integrity.
To see a live demo of SmarterID, SmarterServices™ invites you to meet the team April 17-20, at the OLC Innovate conference hosted at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. The presentation will be Thursday, April 19th at 9:45 am.
For more information about SmarterID, visit smarterservices.com.
About SmarterServices, LLC
SmarterServicesTM is a full-spectrum assessment services company that solves unmet market challenges facing learners, instructors, institutions, and organizations by developing unique educational technology solutions to improve a learner’s success. We provide SmarterAssessments to design and deploy custom assessments with intuitive report builder that includes multi-media options. SmarterMeasure a suite of readiness assessments including the Learning Readiness Indicator (LRI), Teaching with Technology Readiness Indicator (TTRI), Competency Based Education Readiness Indicator (CBERI), and Math & Writing Readiness Indicators (MRI, WRI). SmarterProctoring the only complete proctoring system on the market that accommodates proctoring in multiple modalities including automated, live online, and record and review. SmarterID student authentication system that uses facial recognition to validate identity and verify attendance.