Rutgers University announced that it will begin using its blockchain technology to provide online exams for all its student population by the end of 2019.
The university’s board of governors unanimously approved the plan on Friday.
“Our goal is to make our online exam offerings more relevant to our students and faculty,” said Dr. Robert A. Lassiter, Rutgers vice president for enrollment, innovation and partnerships.
“We will use the technology to deliver the best online learning experience for our students.”
The university said the use of blockchain technology is an “essential step toward becoming a global leader in digital learning.”
In addition to the online tests, Rutgers will create a platform for all students, faculty, and staff to access their academic information and collaborate online.
Rutgers’ use of the blockchain will help ease the burden on students and professors, it said.
It will also create an infrastructure to help make online exams easier to access.
The system will be run by the university’s Digital Academic Services team.
The Rutgers university’s use of its blockchain for online examinations will enable students to take exams online and access them later.
Students can access their test results online through a mobile app or through the Rutgers website.
Rutgers will also provide access to students’ results via the Rutgers Academic Portal, which will help students get a sense of how well they are performing online.
“This will provide a better, more accurate and efficient experience for students and the faculty,” Lassit said.
The digital exams will be administered through a new website, which was created specifically for Rutgers students.
Students will be able to submit questions, and a panel of faculty members will evaluate their answers, before a decision is made about whether to offer them a test or not.
“It’s going to be a much more efficient way to take advantage of the information that we have,” Lattiter said.
Rutgers has about 11,000 students enrolled in the online courses.
The exams are being offered for all grades in grades 6-12, which are considered high school level.
The new system will enable Rutgers to provide students with more information and access to test results in an “effective and timely manner.”
“We are committed to providing students with the information and tools that will help them get the most out of their education, whether they are pursuing a degree, pursuing a professional or just getting a good job,” Lissiter said in a statement.
“Rutgers’ approach is to create a collaborative environment that supports all aspects of students’ learning, including learning, learning and learning again.
This is our goal, and we are proud to see the first digital-based online exam taking place at Rutgers.”
Rutgers has not announced how many students will be eligible to take the exams online.
Lissit said Rutgers plans to expand its use of digital exams through other online services, including the university portal.
The University of Nebraska has been using blockchain for years to manage the online course registration system.
The state has also been experimenting with the use, and the Rutgers-Nankai Digital Education Initiative is expected to roll out blockchain at several other universities this year.