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Confirm the identity and participation of Moodle Learners

Integrity Advocate today announced the release of the first ID Verification & Remote Proctoring plugin for the Moodle, the world’s largest open source learning platform. 

Data can’t be breached if it doesn’t exist

Unfortunately, the hacking of, sale and distribution of private data has become a major concern to educational institutions, students, and private organizations alike.  


Software/plugin installations - the growing risk.

As children some of us were told never to talk to strangers. The reasoning behind this was quite simple at the time, not everyone could be trusted, and it was a much better idea to be safe rather than sorry.

FERPA Guidance Release

As educators and students shift to online learning during this time, key FERPA requirements and takeaways were presented. Understanding and maintaining education records containing data directly related to each student has never been more important than it is today. Integrity Advocate’s currently available technology and services allow institutions to address common FERPA compliance issues relating to the identity/participation verification and proctoring while visibly protecting students personally identifiable information (PII).

The Great Privacy Hack

All of us at one time or another have experienced the online phenomenon of behavioral targeting.  Ads and articles that mysteriously show up in your feed that directly correlate with your most recent personal likes or dislikes.

Through this, it’s easy to suspect that platforms such as Facebook or Google might somehow be listening in on conversations that you have had either on the phone, via email or even instant messenger. Afterall, how else would they know where you have been thinking of taking that next vacation or the types of new cars you and your friends have been discussing recently?

Alberta based Software Company Aims to Close Safety Training Loopholes

The online training that many industries rely on to train their workers about health and safety needs to go through a massive shift, according to one software startup co-founder who is calling for higher standards.

Can e-Learners be sure their Privacy is Protected?

Online health and safety training is a booming industry, but how can trainees be assured that private information that they must share is protected? In the second part of a series, Troy Media investigates the complex world of online proctoring, and what it might mean to people who take online courses and exams. 

Case Study: International Competency Assessment Board

The International Competency Board (I-CAB) was built with online proctoring sewn into the fabric of the company. The mandate of the organization is to deliver continued improvement and reduce deficiencies of workers across a broad variety of industries and countries through access to online competency assessment tools. Read this case study to learn how thisorganization leads the way to a positive safety culture.

Case Study: SmartServe Ontario

Since 1995, Smart Serve Ontario has been the leading advocate for responsible alcohol service and certifies as many as 100,000 hospitality workers annually. Read this case study to learn how this forward-thinking organization is able to deliver their training online and maintain a high-level of success in their mission to provide safe and responsible education on the consumption and handling of alcohol.

Case Study: Canadian Food Safety Group

Regulating food safety in a climate of expanding dietary concerns, increased access to imported foods and emerging bacteria and contaminants has made safe food handling practices critical. Read this case study to learn how the Canadian Food Safety Group was able to take regulatory required and critical industry training online.

Online safety training: Are workers tuned in... or texting?

Online training is a booming industry, but how can employers and the public be assured that workers are completing course requirements?

CPHR alerts members that training can be compromised when conducted on-line

An article published by CPHR to notify members of the potential of compromised on-line training as well as the existence of technology that mitigates the issue.

Integrity Advocate Releases Whitepaper

Integrity Advocate has developed authoritative report or guide (white-paper) to inform readers about a complex issue relating to the movement of training from instructor-led to on-line without loosing process integrity.

Business Practices Unknowingly Fall Short of Regulatory Expectations

More and more employers are turning to on-line training because of the many benefits including, cost savings, convenience, and reduced travel time. Training providers are increasing the number of training courses available on-line because of the need from employers. Somewhere along the way, the integrity has been lost in the training process...

Industry Best Practice Addresses ID Verification and Proctoring for Online Training

Alberta Industrial Occupation Safety and Health (IOSH Alberta) published an Industry Best practice on September 9, 2015, to address the emerging issues arising from regulatory critical and life-safety training that is being conducted online and the identification and participation of individuals is paramount.

Internationally Delivered Regulated Assessments Integrate Full Proctoring Service and Reduced Administrative Costs

The International Competency Assessment Board (I-CAB Foundation) utilizes Integrity Advocate to fully proctor (the highest level of proctoring available) their competency assessments that are offered globally to organizations working in a wide variety of high-risk industries. This integration resulted in not only reduced costs but also allows employers to be confident in the assessment results and provides personnel with 24-hour, 365-day access throughout the globe from any secure browser. 

Multinational Organization Refuses Online Training Due to Inability to Verify Attendance

On November 18, 2016 Spectra Energy issued a notice to contractors that was specific to high-risk online training content being delivered online. The notice stated that  “… security issues have been identified; specifically confirmation of the student’s attendance … all personnel conducting ground disturbance activities working for SER west will be required to hold a valid Ground Disturbance Supervisory Level 201 – Classroom (8 hour) training certificate...”

OSHA Officer and Licensed Investigator Raise Concerns about Value of Online Training

An article published by BIS Training Solutions on May 12, 2016 included research and interviews with a regulator (OSHA Officer) and licenced investigator that summarizes the limited value of online training where the identification and the participation is not known and/or demonstratable by the employer ("an employer needs to confirm that the individual taking the training is the intended recipient,” states Kraft (an OSHA Officer)")

Unlocking the Benefits of Online Training

Multinational integrated oil and gas company (Suncor Energy Inc.) shares video communicating "their lessons learned" from moving personnel training from instructor lead to web-based using the Integrity Advocate application. Highlights from this lessons learned video include:

“The ability for a self-directed pace of training to accommodate personnel with learning disabilities or English as a second language.” 

“Additionally, inconsistent training is no longer an issue, and the organization is now able to demonstrate compliance to regulators at the individual level.”

A Legal Opinion (from a Utilizing Organization)

The internal council of a utilizing multinational organization provides a comment on the positive impact of ID verification and proctoring on the organization's demonstratable due diligence and the need for a verification process when conducting online training. The legal councils comment is as follows (with the specific organizations's name removed).

Integrity Advocate Named Finalist in 2016 OSPAs

LogoIntegrity Advocate is pleased to announce that they have been named as one of the six finalists in the category of Best Integrator/Solution Provider in the 2016 Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). 

In the category of Best Integrator/Solution Provider, judges placed emphasis on how technology and/or innovation improve performance, client benefits, ease of integration and overall performance. Integrity Advocate’s identity verification tool stood out among the high number of quality entries in this category to be named a finalist.