Many distance education courses require students to complete course assignments, quizzes or exams in a proctored environment. If your course requires proctoring, three proctoring options are available to the students. Be sure to reach out early to your students concerning how they intend to complete their proctored assignments as some lead time is required.
Testing On Campus
Students may take their proctored exams at any of the Pellissippi Testing Centers. Faculty are to complete the on-line dynamic Standard Exam Authorization form. Find this within MyPellissippi under the “Faculty” tab on the left side and then under “Academic Information.” View information about completing the dynamic Standard Exam Authorization Form.
Testing With ProctorU
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 proctors who monitor exam takers in three ways. ProctorU will
- Authenticate the test taker’s identity to ensure that the person being monitored is the correct student.
- Observe the test taker via a webcam. The student is connected to a real person who guides him/her through the process.
- Watch the test taker’s screen in real time and can see everything the student is doing both at the location and on screen.
Unlike the Pellissippi Testing Centers, ProctorU is available 24/7* but requires you to schedule your proctoring sessions prior to testing. (*closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Students are responsible for the fee changed by ProctorU. Exam fees generally range from $15 to $30, depending on the length of the exam. Students who wait until the last minute to reserve their exam time will be assessed an additional late fee, $5 per exam hour (72 hours to 24 hours ahead of appointment) or $8.75 per exam hour (less than 24 hours ahead of appointment).
Additional Proctor Locations
Students not using the Pellissippi Testing Centers or ProctorU may elect to take proctored exams with an instructor-approved proctor. In this case, the student is responsible for obtaining approval of a proctor a minimum of three weeks prior to the first proctored exam. Proctor definitions are specified below. It is the responsibility of the student to make and confirm arrangements for, and administration of, the exam(s) directly with the proctor. The student is also responsible for any fees incurred in the use of a proctoring site.
Approved alternative proctors are limited the following:
- The online proctoring service adopted by Pellissippi State Community College
- Dean, academic department head, professor, extension or correspondence administrator, registrar, or official testing service of an accredited university or college
- Employee of a commercial testing center
- Corporate education director
- Military Education Officers or Commanding Officers (Armed Service personnel only)
- Librarian of an academic or public library
- Proctors for high school students may be the high school principal, full-time teacher, librarian, or guidance counselor. Students living outside the United States may select a proctor whose position is equivalent to one of those listed above or an administrative official of a U.S. embassy or consulate.
- For an incarcerated student, the institution’s education officer, librarian, or chaplain
- None of the above can be an immediate relative or significant other of the student
Visit the Potential Proctor Sites page for a list of alternative locations used by students in the past. Sorted by location.
Dr. Paul Ramp, Director
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