Moodle rooms and Acxiom Risk Mitigation have teamed up to deliver a new solution to help verify student identities in higher education distance learning using Moodle, the popular open source learning management system. The solution is built around Acxiom's Fact Check-X Authenticate identity management system, which is being integrated into the Moodle learning environment by Moodle rooms, a Moodle service provider. Moodle rooms also provides integration, customization, and course conversion services. Fact Check-X uses a 'non-intrusive' method to verify that he student using Moodle is the student who's supposed to be enrolled in a given course using 'verification questions that only the student enrolled in the course is able to answer.' There's no additional hardware required to use the system, and verification is handled through the student's Web browser.
One higher education institution testing the new student authentication solution is Casper College in Casper, WY. According to Acxiom's Michael Jortberg, 'We can ensure colleges and universities can improve online academic integrity as well as meet the authentication requirements. This online student verification system does not require a broadband connection or any enrollment process, so online institutions can immediately begin using the solution.'