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Online Proctoring

IMPORTANT! Before you can create exams with ProctorU, you must complete the ProctorU Instructor Guidelines and Acknowledgment

ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows students to take exams online while ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution. The service uses live proctors who monitor exam takers remotely. ProctorU is a paid service, students pay a fee for each exam, based on length of exam. Proctors monitor exam takers by:

  1. Authenticating the test taker’s identity to ensure that the person being monitored is the correct student.
  2. Observing the test taker via a webcam. The student is connected to a real person who guides him/her through the process.
  3. Watching the test taker's screen in real time so that they can see everything the student is doing at both the location and on screen.

It is recommended that ProctorU only be used for "high stakes" assessments, such as midterm and final exams. Because there is a student fee for each assessment done through ProctorU, it is not recommended to use ProctorU for assessments with less weight. This will create less of a burden on students financially, and will ensure that assessments with a larger weight are monitored more closely for academic integrity.

General information

  • A minimum of 72-hour notice is required to schedule an online exam with ProctorU.
  • All appointments should be made at least 3 days in advance, since reservations made within 72 hours of your exam are subject to a $5 late reservation fee.
  • The exam can be taken online at your convenience, at a specified date and time.
  • The exam is a timed, online exam (see the exam description in your course syllabus for course-specific exam time limits).
  • Two forms of photo ID, along with a webcam, microphone, and computer with Internet connection are required.
  • Exams proctored through ProctorU cost $8.75 (30-min. exam), $14.75 (1-hr. exam), $21.50 (90-min. and 2-hour exam), or $30.25 (3-hour exam) billed when you schedule the exam.
  • Refunds are given if the exam is canceled within 48 hours before the scheduled exam time.

Technical requirements

  • PC: A reliable computer running Windows XP or higher with 500 MB of RAM or higher
  • Mac: A reliable computer running Mac OS 10 or higher
  • Webcam with 640x480 video pixel resolution
  • Headphones or working speakers connected to the computer
  • Microphone connected to the computer (we recommend having a webcam that has a built-in microphone)
  • Reliable high speed Internet connection (minimum 768 Kbps/128 Kbps)
  • Web browser with Adobe Flash Player installed (Flash Player 10 or higher recommended)
  • Authority to allow remote access to your computer and screen by one of our proctors System test Is your system ready? Take the ProctorU System Test.