Ontario (CA), February 2021 - D2L, a global learning technology leader, recently announced that the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has selected D2L to provide an online privacy and proctoring tool, Integrity Advocate, a preferred partner of D2L.
BCIT is western Canada's largest polytechnic institution, made up of five campuses in the Metro Vancouver region, including a main campus is Burnaby, British Columbia. BCIT enrolls nearly 50,000 students each year and has over 190,000 alumni throughout Canada and around the world.
Integrity Advocate verifies learners' identity, monitors training participation, and proctors online examinations across all devices and browsers without the need of high-speed internet. Integrity Advocate also easily integrates with Brightspace, D2L's flagship learning management system, and works with Quizzes to allow for identification verification and the proctoring of assessments. BCIT has been using Brightspace since 2008, as well as Performance Plus, PD Dashboard and Bongo Premium.
"We have a great ongoing relationship with D2L, so it made sense to explore their solutions when rethinking our remote proctoring needs. This has never been more important, as we continue to rely heavily on online education and testing due to COVID-19," said Bryan Fair, Special Projects Office, Learning & Teaching Centre, BCIT.
"The D2L team is delivering a very easy-to-use and robust tool that provides our faculty with just the right proctoring support they require while using a platform - Brightspace - they're already familiar with," added Daniel Block, Supervisor, Educational Technology Services, Learning & Teaching Centre, BCIT.
According to BCIT, Brightspace and Integrity Advocate offered several advantages over competitor platforms including
- ease of use - BCIT found the student workflow easy to use and found the seamless integration of proctoring and identity verification into the Brightspace platform of great benefit.
- security and privacy - The security and privacy features and their flexibility are regarded as real strengths.
- a true partnership - D2L's commitment to continuous improvement and working as a true partner stood out as a clear advantage to BCIT.
"We're really pleased to be taking this next step in our long partnership with BCIT," said Lee Poteck, Vice President Education at D2L. "We're looking forward to developing and implementing digital solutions like Integrity Advocate that support their vision of empowering people, shaping BC, and inspiring global progress."