Higher Learning Commission

From E-Learning Faculty Modules


Rule of the Road Item

Student Identity Verification

Institutions offering distance education will have processes to establish that the student who registers in the distance education courses or programs is the same student who participates in and completes and receives the academic credit. In verifying the identify of students who participate in class or coursework the institution may make use of a variety of methods, including but not limited to:

(1) secure login and pass code;

(2) proctored examinations; and

(3) new or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying the identity of students.

Such methods must have reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect student privacy. Institutions must notify students at the time of registration or enrollment of any projected additional student charges associated with the verification of student identity such as separate fees charged by proctoring services, etc. NCAHLC

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