Student Verification Policy

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires that institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses or programs have processes in place to ensure that the student registering for a course is the same student who participates in the course or receives course credit. Examples of such methods include:

  1. A secure login and password;
  2. Proctored examinations; and
  3. New or other technologies; and
  4. Pedagogical and related practices that are effective in verifying student identity.

Secure Login and Password

The Berkshire Community College official learning management system meets these requirements by requiring a secure login and password for each student. All students registering for a course through BCC’s administrative system are assigned a unique username. Students are responsible for creating and maintaining their own secure password.