Enroll Anytime Online Course Exam Information
Many self-paced enroll anytime courses require proctored exam. Exam information will be noted on the course syllabus. If proctored (monitored/supervised) exams are required to complete your course, you'll need to designate a proctor to administer and supervise those exams at a location near you.
Please note that you are responsible to pay for any fees that proctors may charge for their services.
Step 1 – Review Proctor Policy
Review the Proctor Policy to learn who can be a proctor. If you need assistance finding a qualified proctor, please contact us, or if you are taking an online exam, try our live, online proctoring service (available 24/7 for a fee).
Step 2 – Designate Your Proctor and Request Your Exam
Receive permission from the individual you wish to designate as your proctor. Make sure you agree upon a date, time and location for you to take your exam (must be at the proctor's work address).
Enter your proctor and exam information into the Request for Exam Form. Upon receipt of the exam request form, UND Online & Distance Education will verify and approve/disapprove your designated proctor. UND reserves the right to accept or reject any proctor recommendation.
Upon approval, your proctor will be sent your exam information. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for online exams. You will be notified by email when the exam information has been sent to your proctor.
Proctor Policy for Enroll Anytime Courses
Proctors are individuals approved by UND Online & Distance Education to supervise examinations. Proctors have the responsibility of facilitating fairness and integrity during testing situations.
Please read UND's Proctor Policy prior to designating a proctor and requesting an exam. Students must complete a Request for Exam Form at least 3 - 5 business days prior to an online exam. The form needs to be completed before each exam.
Students must first receive permission from an individual before designating him or her as their proctor. For students living outside of the United States, exams conducted in other countries must be administered ONLY at an English-speaking testing center or learning center, or with ProctorU.
Please note that students are responsible to pay for any fees that proctors may charge for their services.
Students living near Grand Forks, ND should test with UND Testing Services and must schedule proctoring services at least 7 days prior to the exam date.
Approved proctors OUTSIDE of Grand Forks can be individuals currently employed (not retired) in the following professions:
- Proctor U (available for online exams for a fee)
- School or Public Librarians
- Educational Administrators (principal/superintendent/healthcare educator)
- Local College Testing Center Staff
- Adult Learning Centers
- Guidance Counselors
- Military Education Officers or Commanding Officers (for military students)
- Embassy Education Officers
Unapproved ProctorsProctors may NOT be:
- Direct Supervisors
- Direct Reports / Employees
- Colleagues at Same Level
- Human Resources
- Athletic or Assistant Coaches
- Personal Tutors
Can't find an approved proctor?
ProctorU is a live online proctoring service available 24/7 that allows students to take exams* from anywhere using a webcam and Internet connection (additional fees apply).
* Math exams are given as a PDF and, if using ProctorU, require a touchscreen laptop with a stylus, and an externally mounted webcam.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a proctor?
Proctors are individuals who agree to 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.
Students must first receive permission from an individual before designating him or her as their proctor. Please note that students are responsible to pay for any fees that proctors may charge for their services.
Who can be my proctor?
What are the technical requirements for proctored exams? Are there special requirements?
- All exams will be accessed online. A computer with Internet access must be available at the testing site where the exam is proctored. Exams should not be taken on smartphones or tablets.
- Wireless Internet connections are not recommended.
- Web browser and operating system requirements can be found on the Technical Requirements page. The web browser must be configured to accept cookies.
- Special equipment is required when taking PDF (printed) exams. Check with your instructor to find out if the course will use PDF exams. Learn about pdf (printed) exams >
Do I have to use ProctorU to take my exam?
You may use any proctors that are on the Approved Proctor list, which includes ProctorU. If you are unsure if your proctor meets the requirements, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out.
What if an exam is not available for scheduling through ProctorU?
Check the Blackboard course site or contact the instructor to find out if ProctorU is an option for the course.
Please remember that if the exam requires the proctor to download and print a pdf file, special equipment is required and must be tested/approved before the exam will be made available for scheduling.
What if my proctor does not have an exam password?
The exam password will be emailed to the proctor within five business days after receipt of the Exam Request form. If it has been five or more business days since you submitted the exam request, please email email@example.com with your name, course title, exam number, and proctor's name and email address.
What if a student is kicked out of an exam or received a submission error?
If the exam is proctored and the student is with his/her proctor and the exam has not been submitted, contact UND Tech Support immediately so the student can be let back into the exam. The instructor will be notified of the issue.
Exams that are printed: If the exam submitted before the proctor printed the exam, multiple attempts can be added to allow the proctor to print the exam. Stay with the proctor and contact UND Tech Support immediately.
Exams where questions are listed within Blackboard If the exam submitted before completion, UND Tech Support will contact the instructor as to how to proceed. Tech Support will not delete the student attempts or add multiple attempts without instructor permission.
If the exam is not proctored or the student is no longer with the proctor, the student will need to work with the instructor.
My proctor is unavailable. Can they tell someone else what to do?
If the requested proctor is unable to proctor the exam, contact us at und.courses@UND.edu or 701.777.0488. Proctors should not transfer the exam to another person or to the student.
How do I request an exam?
Submit the Request for Exam at least 3-5 business days before you wish to take the exam. The exam needs to be taken within 2 weeks of submitting the form.
Does my proctor need to fill out any paperwork?
No, your proctor does not need to complete any paperwork.
How long does it take for my exam information to be sent to my proctor?
Exam information is sent within five business days up receipt of the Exam Request form. If your proctor has not recieved exam information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, course title, exam number, and proctor's name and email address.
Can I take the exam at my home or work?
Proctors must administer the exam within 2 weeks at their school or place of business; never at the proctor or student’s home.
What accomodations 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.