Sberbank Corporate University is the only Russian organization represented in four leading global associations of corporate universities (EFMD, ECLF, ATD, GlobalCCU) and the only Russian organization that has prestigious international professional accreditations with CLIP, EOCCS and Global CCU Compliance.
SCU has over 100 programs in its portfolio, aimed at developing the hard and soft skills of some 35,000 Sberbank managers. Its training approach is unique thanks to an effective balance of in-class, distance and e-learning formats, including the SCU Virtual School.
In November 2017 SCU launched a new service – remote control of online exams provided by Examus proctoring service. The main task was to optimize the process of remote testing at Sberbank and to provide employees with an access to exams anytime anywhere. Secondly it was important to make the Bank confident about online exams results. Amount of test-takers from different parts of Russia was about 1 200 employees and proctoring service was the most cost-effective tool.
I have been hearing a lot about remote proctoring recently. Why is it so important?
Proctoring service prevents cheating during online-exams and proofs integrity of test-takers and their results.
What is the difference of Examus from Skype (or other similar products)?
Skype and its analogues are not specialized solutions for conducting examinations at educational institutions. These products are designed for a different purpose, without taking into account lots of special things of the process. If you compare our services with Skype — Examus is cheaper due to automation. Its productivity is much higher — we are able to exam 100 students not for 100 hours, but for ONE. In addition, Skype does not allow to monitor the desktop and the image of the webcam simultaneously. One needs additional software to record videos for detailed analysis using Skype. If we are talking about «other systems» — the comparison with each of them should be carried out individually.
How is a student identified by Examus?
We use several types of identification:
a) First identification by proctor – proctor checks student's ID and compares ID photo with image received via web cam from student's laptop.
b) Dynamic identification during exam – automatic monitoring that the face has not changed during whole exam.
c) Ex-post identification – the system records student's video and a photo of his/her ID. Afterwards, our proctors or customers' proctors compare these images.
Who monitors test-takers during an exam – a person or a machine?
Automatic system supports human proctor to monitor an exam more effectively. But there are lots of options. Examus can offer over 25 types of proctoring. It depends on your goals and budget.
How many students can human proctor monitor simultaneously?
It depends on customer's requirements. Usually, one proctor monitors about 6-9 students. That's possible thankful to cyber-proctor (AI & ML algorithm that analyses student's behavior and identifies main ways of cheating) support.
Can I use my staff as proctors?
It depends on a chosen package. You can monitor exams by your trainers or we can provide you with our proctors.
Do I need to install any software on my server to use Examus?
No, you don't need. Students install our programme on their PC by themselves.
What LMS is Examus integrated with?
Right now – with OpenEdX, Moodle, negotiating with others. Request a demo and we'll provide you with actual information.
How long and how much does the integration with LMS usually take?
It depends on each LMS and its requirements for the amount of data to be exchanged. Our experience of integration indicates from 1 hour to 1 week. The integration is free of charge, after signing the contract.
Can I use Examus without integration with any platform?
Yes, that's really possible. Contact us and we'll be happy to provide you with more information.
Is it possible to cheat the system?
Possible, but more complicated than to cheat a teacher in the classroom.
Where and how long is the data about exams stored?
It depends on the package, which you choose. In basic option – data is stored during one month on our server.
How to calculate the cost of Examus using?
You can choose your package and multiply by the estimated number of students / hours of the exam. Contact us for more details: http://examus.info/article/integration
What software and equipment does Examus need?
Students don't need any special devices, but just a standart laptop or PC ( not a tablet) with frontal or external webcam and microphone. Of course, they need to have an access to the Internet.
Which data should University give to Examus to conduct an exam?
First and last name ( patronymic name if necessary)
Student's account (e-mail)
Link to the exam page
Expected duration (rounded to hour)
A set of rules that proctor should apply(choice from various options offered by us)
How is amount of taken exams calculated?
We make a list of taken exams ( even if a student did not come) and calculate overall cost for the accounting period.
Can a student pay for proctoring himself/herself?
Not yet. We are working on this and hope that students will have such an opportunity soon.
Who is already using Examus?
Sberbank Corporate University, Ural State University, MIPT, Higher School of Economics, National Platform «Open Education» and lots of other educational institutions trust to our service.
Does Examus have a trial version?
Yes, there is a trial version for 50-100 exams in our system. We believe this number of exams is enough to see advantages of Examus and to make right decision.