Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired European online proctoring company ProctorExam, a global leader in providing flexible SaaS proctoring technology. With this acquisition, Turnitin will be able to offer universities and other institutions more options to uphold integrity in their assessments.
ProctorExam enhances Turnitin’s capabilities to support the reliability of the virtual test-taking experience. Over the last several years, Turnitin has been expanding its assessment capabilities to be a one-stop-shop for all the services an organization may need to design and deliver assessments with integrity.
Uphold security, accuracy, and integrity
Since the first lockdown in March 2020 due to the global pandemic, ProctorExam has enabled more than two million remote assessments for partners including universities, education technology/service providers, and a wide range of new and existing clients. ProctorExam helps customers uphold the integrity of their assessments by providing different forms of proctoring, depending on their needs: dual-view proctoring involving a secondary camera, live proctors, and Bring Your Own Proctor are possibilities. ProctorExam’s services are committed to protecting personal privacy, prioritizing the customer experience, and being easy to use. Multi-language configurations are available in Dutch, French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, and English.
Empower users with greater access to education
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of eLearning technologies and the need for tools that facilitate remote assessments. Turnitin and ProctorExam will provide users access to a broad variety of market-leading tools, enhancing the accessibility, fairness, privacy, and integrity of virtual test-taking experiences with the option to use various forms of proctoring solutions. Together, both companies will empower users with greater access to education, and equip organizations with more flexibility, cost-efficiency, scalability, and productivity.
“Our mission at Turnitin is to ensure the integrity of global education and meaningfully improve learning outcomes. As the academic integrity and assessment landscape evolves, we are committed to supporting our university and school partners. By coming together with ProctorExam, we ensure that we keep pace with the evolving needs of educators and students. Over time, we will provide customers with a broad portfolio of services that support virtual and in-person assessment experiences for all educational levels, subject areas, and assessment types,” says Chris Caren, CEO Turnitin.
“After years of building up ProctorExam, being acquired by Turnitin is an exciting next step in our company’s journey – for clients who will benefit from advanced services, for the team members who worked tirelessly to grow the company, and for myself who started ProctorExam as a student with a vision. I wanted to make education more accessible and democratic for everyone and as a part of Turnitin, I will be even closer to realizing that goal. We are proud of how we’ve grown into an established player in the field and we are pleased about our future with Turnitin,” says Daniel Haven, director ProctorExam.
Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. The products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students, researchers and professionals to do their best, original work.
Turnitin has offices in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. Over 15,000 academic institutions, publishers and corporations use our services: Feedback Studio, Gradescope, iThenticate, Turnitin Originality, and Turnitin Similarity. More via https://turnitin.com.
ProctorExam is the largest online proctoring company in Europe and the global leader in providing SaaS proctoring technology. The company was founded by Daniel Haven in 2014, to provide institutions high-quality proctoring services, across various customer verticals. ProctorExam has its headquarter in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The ProctorExam platform is fully web-based and highly customizable, making use of a wide range of APIs. All modes of online proctoring are possible, from live proctoring to automated. The ProctorExam Proctoring Infrastructure as a Service includes the first 360-degree monitoring capabilities, by using the webcam and the smartphone camera simultaneously. More via https://proctorexam.com/.