Ecampus Exam Proctoring

Overview

Ecampus Testing is a liaison between OSU instructors and proctoring services for Ecampus courses that require proctored exams. Ecampus Testing will conduct a verification of proctoring services and work with students to find acceptable proctors in their local area. Ecampus Testing often works with students to locate acceptable proctors around the world.

Information on acceptable versus unacceptable proctors is available on the Ecampus Finding a Proctor page. If students submit proctors that do not match this criteria, instructors will be notified to make the determination based on their individual course.

There are a limited number of on-campus proctoring sessions provided for students in the Corvallis area to take their Ecampus proctored exams. There are also several pre-approved Oregon Testing Centers that offer proctoring for a fee. A pre-approved online proctoring service for a fee is ProctorU.

Things to consider

Whether or not a proctor is required for exams in an Ecampus course is up to the instructor. Here are some things to consider:

Reasons to have proctored exams are:

  • If the exam is intended to assess memorization
  • If students need to be in a controlled, timed testing environment to accurately assess their learning in the course

Reasons not to have proctored exams are:

  • Materials permitted include open book or open notes
  • If the exam requires unique or individualized problem solving instead of memorization
  • If students do not need to be in a controlled, timed testing environment to accurately assess their learning in the course

The cost of proctoring for students

Proctoring fees range among proctoring services and locations from $15–$55 per exam. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU with fees starting at $22.50 per exam. Additional charges may apply depending upon how far in advance students schedule exams.

Proctoring fees can add up fast for students outside of the local area.

  • For example, if a student is taking three courses that have three exams each, all requiring a proctor, this could be an additional cost of $495 per term for the student.

Proctored exams

If you decide to have proctored exams in your Ecampus course(s), do the following:

  • Contact your course scheduler to ensure your course description includes “Proctored exam(s) required” before registration begins for that term
    • University scheduling policy does not allow proctored exams to be added to a course once registration opens
  • Utilize online exams in Canvas with an exam window of at least 72 hours
    • This allows all students to use accessibility tools within Canvas
    • Paper exams limit available proctoring options, create additional charges for students and often result in delayed or missing exams
  • Use your ONID to log into the Exam and Proctoring Form to provide Ecampus Testing exam information for your course
    • Submit exam information before the first day of the term (students are unable to submit proctors for approval until you have submitted exam instructions for your course)
  • Confirm your exam dates and passwords in Canvas match the exam information that you submitted to Ecampus Testing

Questions?

If you have questions about proctoring, please email Ecampus Testing or call us at 541-737-9281.

For questions related to Canvas, please email Ecampus’ Course Development and Training team.

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