Faculty should include a link to this page on their syllabus in order to comply with the federal requirements listed below.
Federal Requirement 4.8 (Distance and correspondence education). An institution that offers distance or correspondence education documents each of the following:
4.8.1. demonstrates that the student who registers in a distance or correspondence education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the course or program and receives the credit by verifying the identity of a student who participates in a class or coursework by using, at the option of the institution, methods such as (a) a secure login and pass code, (b) proctored examinations, (c) new or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification.
4.8.2. has a written procedure for protecting the privacy of students enrolled in distance and correspondence education courses or programs.
4.8.3.has a written procedure distributed at the time of registration or enrollment that notifies students of any projected additional student charges associated with verification of student identity.
This information is from page 40 of: http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/2012PrinciplesOfAcreditation.pdf.