ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows students to take exams from anywhere using a webcam and Internet connection.
Proctors have the responsibility of facilitating fairness and integrity during testing situations. Many self-paced enroll anytime courses require proctored exams. Exam information is noted in the course syllabus.
Determine Exam Format
Based on the course you are taking or when you registered, determine your exam format below:
- If you are taking an enroll anytime MATH course, ECON 303. GEOG 121 or GEOG 121L, regardless of when you registered for the course, follow PDF exam instructions.
- If you registered for your course prior to July 13, 2019, you will continue to have the option of using an in-person proctor for that course. Review exam proctoring details.
- All other enroll anytime students should follow ProctorU exam instructions below.
ProctorU Exam Steps
If proctored (monitored/supervised) exams are required to complete your course, you will use ProctorU for your exams. ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows students to take exams from anywhere using a webcam and Internet connection.
Step 1: Prepare for Your Exam
Prior to taking the exam, visit the ProctorU portal to review the readiness guide and the technical equipment requirements to take the exam. All preceding lessons should be completed prior to taking each exam.
Step 2: Schedule and Request Your Exam
Visit the ProctorU website when you are ready to schedule an exam. Create a ProctorU account if you don't already
have one. Be sure to choose the Enroll Anytime term when scheduling the exam.
Submit the Request for Exam Form to UND Office of Extended Learning.
The time limit and allowable resources for each exam are posted in your Blackboard course.
Step 3: Take Your Exam
Log into the ProctorU portal to connect with your proctor. ProctorU will ask you to log in to your Blackboard course to access the exam. Exams are password protected; ProctorU will enter the password to begin the exam.
Once the exam is completed and graded, you may view your score and feedback (when applicable) by going to My Grades in your Blackboard course.
ProctorU Exam Guidelines
- Students must take the exam in a private, well-lit room. There should be no one else in the room when taking the exam.
- ProctorU will verify the identity of the student (with a photo ID such as a driver’s license) before the exam is started.
- ProctorU will enter the password to allow access to the Blackboard exam. Students should not have access to the exam password.
- Students are not allowed to open any browsers or computer files during an online exam.
- ProctorU will monitor the student until he or she is finished with the exam and make sure the student does not leave the room, except for an emergency.
- Students cannot take the exam with books, notes, or reference aids of any kind unless specified in the exam instructions.
- Do not print, copy, or retain the exam.
- If you have technical problems while taking the exam, ProctorU will troubleshoot exam problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wondering how to schedule your exam, or how early to arrive for the exam? Visit the ProctorU Help Center for answers.
What is a Proctor?
Proctors are individuals who supervise examinations and meet the criteria set forth by UND Online & Distance Education. Proctors have the responsibility of facilitating fairness and integrity during testing situations.
Who Can be my Proctor?
Students who register for an enroll-anytime course on or after July 13, 2019 will use ProctorU as their proctor.
What are the Technical Requirements for Proctored Exams? Are there Special Requirements?
Do I have to use ProctorU to take my exam?
Students registered after July 13, 2019 must use ProctorU to proctor their exams.
How do I cancel a ProctorU exam?
Instructions on how to cancel your appointment.
What accommodations are available for students with disabilities?
Accommodations can be requested for students with disabilities. Please work with Disability Services for Students and your course instructor to determine possible accommodations.
ProctorU does not charge for additional time for accommodated testing.