The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires that institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses or program 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. The Act requires that institutions use one fo the following three methods:
- A secure login and pass code;
- Proctored examinations; and
- New or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification.
Howard University meets these requirements by assigning a secure login and pass code on its online learning platforms to each student. All students registering for a course through our administrative system (Blackboard) are assigned an unique username for each student that is a secure login that also requires an unique password to access the online learning platform.