Indiana University, please stop using Examity

Indiana University, please stop using Examity

September 3, 2020
Petition to
The Student Government Indiana University and
Signatures: 59Next Goal: 100
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Why this petition matters

Started by Maurice Davis

I am filing this Electronic petition because I see potential security threats for me and my classmates. I see Examity as intrusive and does more to strain to our Academic performance rather than to upheld our Academic Integrity.

I had a discussion with my fellow classes at Indiana University and many would rather not have this program enabled as Examity is resource heavy, provides an extra hassle of getting detachable camera(which is currently being bought out price gauged on Ecommerce stores), requires a quiet/clean room(which not everyone has or can accommodate), and provides unintentional stress as not everybody is accustomed to a stranger watching them take a test. 

I am a busy person, so I have provided Shovan Bhattarai's research on why Examity is bad from his petition on his case with UNSW. 

"Examnity enables exams to be recorded on students’ devices while being monitored by an online supervisor, and collects highly invasive information about students.

Information available on Examnity's website details the regular collection of:

1. the name of the student’s parent or other family members
2. the address of the student or student’s family
3. personal identifiers such as the student number or biometric record
4. student’s date of birth
5. driver’s license number or state-issued identification card number
6. financial account number, credit card number, or debit card number with or without any required security code, access code, personal identification number or password, that would permit access to an individual’s financial account
webcam and computer screen data. This may be monitored, viewed, recorded, and/or audited, including by Examity, proctors, and university and/or test sanctioning body staff.

The policy explicitly acknowledges that this data is regularly disclosed to third parties.

Examnity also requires students to surrender total control of their computer, with administrator privileges, to a stranger on the other side of the world. The person remote controlling the computer has the ability to change security settings, download private files from the student and run any script that they want. Examnity's Terms of Service waive them of any responsibility should a student be infected with malware as a result of using their service. In addition, not all students have access to computers that can run Examnity software, presenting an accessibility barrier, and one which is accentuated by issues of student poverty and class."

Please take a look and see that this is a serious issue and we're not here because we want to cheat.






We are not alone in this fight, there are students from many other Universities that are against this invasive culture of test monitoring. You can support their petitions here: 








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Signatures: 59Next Goal: 100
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