Student Identity Verification Policy:
In compliance with the provisions of the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Public Law 110-315, concerning the verification of student identity in distance learning, American University of Leadership Marbella has established and will periodically evaluate its process to confirm that a person who has accepted admission to the university is the same student that participates in, completes, and receives credit for the course. To authenticate identities, AULM will use one or more of the following methods for verification:
  • Secure login with user name and password
  • Proctored examinations
  • New or emerging technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification
All methods of verifying student identity must protect the privacy of student information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and any other applicable laws or regulations regarding the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and the College’s Privacy Policy.
Personally identifiable information collected by the university may be used as the basis for identity verification. This information may include a combination of the following:
  • Student ID number
  • Student Driver’s License or passport
  • Student Birth Certificate
  • At least 2 other pieces of information such as the student’s email address on file, date of birth, address, or user name
Identity verification process
Each student at AULM is assigned a unique username and password to log into the university learning management system (currently Claroline eCampus). Students are responsible for providing their complete and true identity information in any identification verification process.
All users of the university systems: ecampus or MSIS are responsible for maintaining the security of usernames, passwords, and other access credentials as required. An account is given to an individual for the exclusive use by that individual. Attempting to discover another user’s password or attempts to gain unauthorized access to another person’s files or mail is prohibited. It is against university policy for a user to give someone his or her password or allow others to use his or her account. Users are responsible for any and all users of their account. Users are responsible for all activity on their accounts.
Faculty: Faculty teaching courses through distance education methods hold primary responsibility for ensuring that students comply with the university identity verification policy. As technology and personal accountability are not absolute in determining a student’s identity, faculty members are encouraged to design courses that use assignments and evaluations that support academic integrity.
Identity Verification for Exam Takers
Students taking the proctored examinations will be authenticated at the time of the exam at the testing center ( any campus holding an MOU with AULM or by appointment with the enrollment officer or administrator), or via synchronous Video-Call. One valid form of identification, with photo, is required to pass the exam. If the first ID is questioned by the test administrator a second valid photo ID will be required.