Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, announced that DataMix, a provider of educational programs specializing in training data scientists, has chosen the Vonage Video API to power Excert, its online test-taking system.
With the Vonage Video API, DataMix has been able to embed video tools into Excert, including identity verification and test proctoring functions.
Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) APIs allow developers to enhance and build intelligent, intuitive customer engagement directly into their existing applications, systems and workflows, enabling communications across any channel and on any device.
Embedding the Video API into the Excert online examination system allows examiners to connect with and confirm the identity of examinees and supervise examinations remotely, which has been difficult to do with traditional online examination tools.
“We designed the Excert system to meet the growing demand for simple, secure remote examination supervision,” said Motoi Tanigaki, a DataMix software engineer. “Powered by the Vonage Video API, the system can be used for large-scale examinations, providing a testing environment with examiners for thousands or tens of thousands of candidates and dozens or hundreds of examiners. Now, test supervisors can supervise multiple examinees while sharing both video and PC screens, and they can also provide detailed support to examinees using video calls and chat functions.”
Vonage’s Product and Engineering EVP Savinay Berry added, “Throughout the pandemic, there has been increasing demand for scalable, reliable video tools that allow educators and leaders in the EdTech field to support remote and virtual learning experiences that rival in-person interaction. With the VCP, we are proud to enable businesses like DataMix to build innovative, interactive, and intuitive educational engagement systems in Japan and across the globe.”
The Vonage Communications Platform has more than 1 million registered developers and offers a full suite of programmable voice, video, messaging, and email services worldwide.