You need to check the items on this checklist prior to each exam.

PLEASE NOTE: Time spent connecting to your proctor and completing the authentication process DOES NOT cut into your allotted exam time.

Before the Exam:

  • Begin this checklist at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled proctoring appointment.

  • Review exam details and instructions provided by your instructor.

  • Have your ID available to show the proctor.

Check Your Tech

  • Use an updated desktop or laptop computer running a current version of Windows or MacOS (no Chromebooks or mobile devices)

  • Close/Disable all other programs that will not be used during the exam.

  • Download and install the ProctorU Guardian web browser for your testing session.

  • Ensure pop-up blocker on browser is disabled.

  • Use high-speed, wired internet connection (no Wi-Fi or mobile Hot Spots).

  • Have working webcam and mic (external or internal)

  • Test Your Equipment by clicking the icon on your ProctorU dashboard.

Check Your Testing Environment

  • Ensure you are alone in a secure room and will not be interrupted by others

  • Turn off electronic/mobile devices, such as TVs, radios, tablets, and any other devices that will not be used for testing purposes

  • Clear testing area (i.e. desk, table, etc.) of all materials except for those specifically permitted for the exam.

  • Remove any non-religious headwear (e.g. hats, scarves, headphones, etc.)

Be prepared to:

  • Show government issued, physical photo ID. Digital IDs, such as LA Wallet, are not accepted.

  • Perform a room scan using your webcam.

  • Turn off and securely stow your smart phone.

During the Exam:

  • Access ProctorU through the link provided by your instructor in Moodle

  • Stay within the view of your webcam for the duration of the exam; the proctor must be able to see you at all times.

  • If you are having trouble, ask your proctor for assistance, click the Chat Now button within your ProctorU account, or contact ProctorU Technical Support at 855-772-8678.

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