Proctoring Services

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USA is hosting proctoring services by the following companies: ProctorU, RPNow, and Respondus. Respondus and Respondus + Monitor is the only service free for students. Use of these proctoring services requires a reliable internet connection and a webcam. For details of the services offered by each of these companies, please see the drop down menus below.


These proctoring tools use video recording systems to monitor students during their exam sessions.
If students are using a proctoring system at home or in a personal area, they are agreeing to allow their activity and surrounding workspace area to be recorded by video and audio and then to be analyzed by the proctoring monitor system.

Third Party Proctoring Services

OPTION 1 - ProctorU-Live ($$$)

  • Instructor setup
  • Student Pay
  • Live proctored testing
  • For high-stakes assessments

OPTION 2 - ProctorU Review+ ($$)

  • Instructor setup
  • Student Pay
  • Live test launch
  • Recorded assessments
  • Professional test review
  • For lower to mid-stakes assessments

OPTION 3 - ProctorU Record+ ($)

  • Instructor setup through Canvas
  • Student Pay
  • Recorded assessments
  • Professional test review
  • For low stakes assessments

 OPTION 4 - RPNow Nursing ($$$)

  • Instructor setup through Modules
  • Student Pay

OPTION 5 - Respondus LockDown Browser + Monitor

  • Instructor setup
  • No Fee to Student

OPTION 6 - Zoom Proctoring

  • Instructor led
  • No Fee


▼   Instructor Guidelines for Proctoring with University Pay

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Canvas. When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Tests are created inside Canvas using the quiz tool. Students are not required to schedule an appointment.

Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using the student's webcam to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. To get more information about Respondus Monitor, visit their To get more information about Respondus Monitor, visit their website.

Instructors are encouraged to register for a free training webinar on LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

Ticket based technical support for instructors and students.

Student Resources

The LockDown Browser download link and application are different for each institution. Click here to download USA's LockDown Browser, or contact your instructor to obtain the correct download URL.

Introducing Screen Recording with Respondus Monitor

How does the screen recording option in Respondus Monitor work?

  • Screen recording is only available for exams that use both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.
  • Screen recording is supported for Windows, Mac and Chromebook. There are currently no plans to offer screen recording for iPad users.

If you have a general question about Respondus Monitor’s screen recording feature, you can reach out to the Respondus Training team at and for technical questions or feedback, open a ticket with Respondus Support.

Weekly Training Webinars
Join in weekly for a comprehensive training webinar that demonstrates how to use both LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

▼   Instructor Guidelines for Proctoring with Student Pay

NOTICE: ProctorU is now using the Guardian Browser for test takers and not the Firefox or Chrome extensions. You must download the ProctorU Guardian Browser in order to take exams with ProctorU. If you do not have the Guardian Browser prior to your session, you will be prompted to download the Browser. 

You will also be prompted to download and run LogMeIn Rescue so that proctors can enter the exam access codes to access the exam.

NOTE: At this time, Chromebooks are NOT supported for exams proctored by ProctorU using the Guardian Browser.


If your course is originally marked fully online with section numbers of 80x (801, 802, etc.), and you plan to use a proctoring service for exams, then a notice of an online testing requirement must be indicated in the University Schedule of Courses for students prior to registering.

ProctorU-Live is a student pay option that requires instructors and students to create an account and download Guardian Browser.

Instructors are responsible for creating the exam in Canvas and also loading the exam details in ProctorU. Students will go to ProctorU to schedule an appointment, pay, and take their exam.

Appointment Scheduling Procedure ProctorU-Live+

ProctorU-Live requires students to schedule appointments on their website. All appointments for ProctorU live should be scheduled at least four days in advance of the test or exam. Reservations made within four days of your exam are subject to a $5 late reservation fee. Late registrations are subject to availability and same day appointments cannot be made online. To schedule an appointment with ProctorU-Live follow the procedure below:

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Click “Schedule or Take an Exam”
  3. If no account exists, click “New Users: Create an Account.”
  4. Once the account is created, or if an account already exists, log in.
  5. Click on the “new exam” link and select the exam, date, and time you desire.
  6. A confirmation email of the reservation will be sent to the email address that was provided during registration.

Student Pricing* for ProctorU-Live+

  • Up to 30 minutes - $8.75
  • Up to 60 minutes - $16.25
  • Up to 120 minutes - $22.50
  • Up to 180 minutes - $31.25
  • Up to or more than 240 minutes - $40.00

Please be aware that instructors scheduling or rescheduling an exam less than 72 hours in advance will add an additional $5-$12 to the prices listed above.

*This pricing is subject to change without notice, please contact ProctorU for the latest prices.


In order to use Review+, instructors and students will need to download the Guardian Browser onto your appropriate operating system (Windows or Mac).

Review+ is a great solution for low- or mid-stakes quizzes and exams. This solution combines a live environment scan and launch process with our technology solutions and professional review so fewer exams need your attention. Review+ ensures that suspicious behavior is investigated by our professional review team and reported to you, once confirmed. We provide all necessary evidence of an integrity breach should you choose to take action.

Student Pricing for ProctorU-Review+

  • $15.00 per exam


In order to use Record+, students will need to download the Guardian Browser onto your appropriate operating system (Windows or Mac).

ProctorU-Record+ requires students to create an account for first time users on their website, and download the Guardian Browser to be able to take the exam inside the LMS system. These exams are on-demand and do not require a scheduled appointment. Students open the Guardian Browser then log into the course and take the exam at the regular time.

Student Pricing for ProctorU-Record+ via Pearson MyLabs

  • $6.00 per exam

RPNow Nursing

RPNow requires students to create an account for first time users. These exams are on-demand and do not require a scheduled appointment. Students will navigate to the RPNow website provided by their instructor to take the exam.

Contact RPNow:

  • Student Support: 1-844-267-1015
  • Faculty Support: 1-855-436-2038

Test Taker University

RPNow Student Guide

RPNow Nursing Instructor Guide

▼   Zoom Proctoring

U-Proctor with Zoom was a webinar showing how instructors can manage their own proctoring for groups smaller than 30. Instructors are responsible for creating an account with the proctoring service and loading the exams.

Guides and Resources