SPEA In-Person Proctoring
All SPEA exams are set-up for remote proctoring. Requests to use an in-person proctor requires prior approval from the SPEA program. If you have been granted special permission to use an in-person proctor, follow the steps outlined on this page.
Proctors are individuals who supervise examinations and meet the criteria set forth by UND. Proctors have the responsibility of facilitating fairness and integrity during testing situations. The student and proctor must be physically present together, not proctoring remotely over the computer.
If you do not have approval to use an in-person proctor, follow the steps outlined on the Self-Paced Enroll Anytime Exam page.
Proctors are individuals approved by UND to supervise examinations. Proctors have the responsibility of facilitating fairness and integrity during testing situations. Please read this entire UND Proctor Policy prior to designating a proctor and requesting an exam.
Students must complete the 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.
- Proctors must administer the exam within 2 weeks at their school or place of business; never at the proctor or student’s home.
- Proctors must verify the identity of the student (with a photo ID such as a driver's license) and read all of the exam instructions to the student before he or she begins the exam.
- For online exams, proctors will receive a password for the exam. Do not give the student the password for online exams. Students are not allowed to open any browsers or computer files during an online exam.
- Proctors must closely 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. The student or the proctor cannot print or duplicate the exam in any way other than if indicated in the exam instructions.
- 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 information nor the password to another person or to the student.
- If the student is suspected of cheating, please contact us as soon as possible at 701.777.0488.
If given prior approval for an in-person face-to-face proctor in your local area, approved proctors can be individuals currently employed (not retired) in the following professions:
- 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
Proctors may NOT be:
- Direct Supervisors
- Direct Reports / Employees
- Colleagues at Same Level
- Human Resources
- Athletic or Assistant Coaches
- Personal Tutors
After receiving special approval to use an in-person proctor, follow these exam steps:
- Submit the Request for In-Person Proctor Exam Form. Please allow 3-5 business days to process the exam request.
- Ensure you have everything you need (permitted resources such as formulas, scratch paper, Written Work template for Math courses, etc.) before starting the exam. Check the exam folder in your Blackboard course for a list of permitted items.
- Once you are with your proctor and ready to take the exam, log in to Blackboard and go to the exam folder in your course. Click the exam link.
- The proctor will enter the exam password.
- Complete your exam online.
- After submitting your exam, delete or shred any files/papers as specified in the exam instructions. The proctor must watch you complete this step.
With the exception of MATH 208, the self-paced enroll anytime Math courses follow these additional exam instructions. MATH 208 follows the exam instructions above.
If you are using an in-person face-to-face proctor, you or your proctor must be able to scan or take a picture of your completed Written Work pages, which must be submitted in Blackboard as a single pdf file within 10 minutes of completing the online exam. The student and proctor must be physically present together, not proctoring remotely over the computer.
All exams are online. The exams are split into two parts:
- The first part contains the exam questions and has multiple-choice answers. This part is worth a smaller number of points.
- The majority of exam points come from your supporting written work, which should be completed on the Written Work Template pages printed before taking the exam. The written work must be submitted within 10 minutes of completing the multiple-choice portion.
Students need to follow these steps to take the exam and submit their supporting written work:
- Follow the Exam Steps outlined above for starting the exam.
- Write out the problem and your work for each problem on the Written Work Templates. Make sure your writing is legible and coherent. If you do not use the provided template, make sure to mark each problem clearly. This is NOT scratch work.
- Once you have finished the test, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. The next steps should be completed with your proctor.
- Scan or take a picture of your written work. Save it as a single PDF.
- Click on the L# Exam # - Written Work link, posted directly below the exam link, and submit the PDF file of your written work. You must submit a single PDF file with all your pages in the correct orientation.
- Once submitted, destroy the scratch paper, written work, and any other exam work from both your computer and your phone. Your proctor should verify you have completed these steps.
Your written work must be submitted within 10 minutes of completing your Blackboard test. If you do not submit the written work within 10 minutes, you will not get full points on the test even if you scored 100% on the Blackboard exam.
If you followed all the procedures and tested your equipment prior to the exam and experience any technical issues during your exam, you must contact the instructor by email immediately to explain your situation. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in a grade of zero on the exam.
Exam Request Form
In-Person Proctor Exam Request form