ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows students to take exams online while ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution. The service uses proctors who monitor exam takers in three ways.

NOTE: If you are taking an online course that offers a ProctorU option, this will be announced in your course syllabus.

Proctors monitor exam takers by:

    1. Authenticating the test taker’s identity to ensure that the person being monitored is the correct student.
    2. Observing the test taker via a webcam.
    3. Recording the test taker's screen in real time so that the proctor can review everything the student is does at both at the location and on screen. If the review flags any questionable behavior, the instructor is notified. The instructor has the final determination as to whether any violation of academic integrity has occurred.

    It is recommended that ProctorU only be used for "high stakes" assessments, such as midterm and final exams.

    General Information

    Here are links to documentation for setting up exams for instructors and useful information for students. These documents are in the Knowledge Base and will be updated as needed, so feel free to include these links, especially for students, in your course site.

    For instructors:

    Information for students:

    Technical Requirements

    Operating System

    • PC: A reliable computer running Windows XP or higher with 1024 MB of RAM or higher
    • Mac: A reliable computer running Mac OS 10.5 or higher

    Browser Requirements

    Other Technical Specifications

    • Webcam with 640x480 video pixel resolution
    • Headphones or working speakers connected to the computer
    • Microphone connected to the computer (we recommend having a webcam that has a built-in microphone)
    • Reliable high speed Internet connection (minimum 768 Kbps download speed /128 upload speed Kbps)
    • Authority to allow remote access to your computer and screen by one of our proctors

    System Test

    Is your system ready? Take the ProctorU System Test.

    Schedule an Exam

    Learn how to schedule an exam with ProctorU.