With many universities in Europe turning to their audiovisual departments for help with online proctoring, its worth taking a look at this recent article in the New York Times highlighting some of the challenges that proctoring brings in these days of remote teaching. This comes on top of recent discussions on social media outlining concerns about privacy related to online exams in Dutch universities. For many the question is very practical, just how well can you ensure that the student sitting an exam remotely is not cheating by using video based technology. However for many, the question is far more fundamental – do such exams still have a place in higher education? this is just one of the issues we will be discussing at the Media & Learning Online Conference on 18 November. Contact our editorial team if you have something you would like to say on this topic, send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.