On March 25, 2021, the UBC Okanagan Senate voted in favour of a motion to direct UBC Okanagan Faculties to stop using remote invigilation tools that involve automated recording and algorithmic analysis of data captured during invigilation, except in cases where the use of such ‘remote proctoring software’ is required by external accreditation bodies. This motion is effective immediately.
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is working with Deans and Faculties in implementing the Senate’s decision. We know that this change, coming late in the term, will impact the planned final assessments for some courses. Support will be available for instructors, such as providing extra TA resources for alternative methods of invigilation and/or exploring alternate options for final course assessments. The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is available to support instructors and TAs. Contact the CTL Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.