Distance Learning Testing and Proctoring – Instructors

Online exams should be the same as corresponding exams in face-to-face (F2F) courses when it comes to content and duration. In hybrid courses, exams may be online, taken during one of the scheduled F2F meeting times, or proctored.

Instructors choose whether or not to require a proctor for exams in their DL courses. They also determine which proctoring option will be used. If a proctor is required, it must be made clear in the syllabus. The syllabus should also outline any specific criteria that proctors are required to meet.

PVAMU currently offers 3 proctoring options. Students are instructed to consult with their instructor(s) before making any proctoring arrangements. Proctoring fees are paid by the student. For more information about proctoring options, click the links below.

Students in DL courses are expected to read the syllabus before (if available) or at the very beginning of the term to find out if there is a proctoring requirement. This should be done in time for them to select (or drop and add) another course if the proctoring requirement cannot be met. If the syllabus is not available prior to the start of the course or if it does not reference test proctoring, students may contact the instructor or the departmental office to inquire about test proctoring for that course.

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