USA is hosting proctoring services by the following companies: ProctorU, RPNow, and Respondus. 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.
(Always listed as fully online)
|Course sections moved online due to COVID-19||Zoom Proctoring|
University pay proctoring applies ONLY to COVID-19 affected courses for which the University is covering the proctoring costs. In general there is a 2 exam limit on what the University will pay for. This is independent of what you might be requiring for your students. We recommend using the commercial service for a high stakes midterm and final. You can use Zoom self-proctor or Respondus for other exams.
ProctorU-Record+ requires students to create an account for first time users on their website, and download the ProctorU Google Chrome or Firefox extension to be able to take the exam inside the LMS system. These exams are on-demand and do not require a scheduled appointment. Students log directly into the course and take the exam at the regular time.
Respondus LockDown Browser + 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 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.
The LockDown Browser download link and application are different for each institution. Contact your instructor to obtain the correct download URL.
RPNow University Pay
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.
- Student Support: 1-844-267-1015
- Faculty Support: 1-855-436-2038
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 the browser extension in order to use the service.
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:
- Navigate to: https://www.proctoru.com/portal/usa
- Click “Schedule or Take an Exam”
- If no account exists, click “New Users: Create an Account.”
- Once the account is created, or if an account already exists, log in.
- Click on the “new exam” link and select the exam, date, and time you desire.
- 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.
Guides and Resources
Student Support: 1-844-267-1015
Faculty Support: 1-855-436-2038
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