Remote Proctoring Option for Online Classes

  1. If remote proctoring is to be utilized in an online course, the instructor must place a statement to that effect in the course syllabus and inform the students on the first day of the course via an announcement.
  2. Costs associated with remote proctoring are the responsibility of the student. This must be stated in the syllabus.
  3. The remote proctoring site should be an educational institution (e.g. library, college, university, community college, or secondary school) or a professional testing facility (e.g. Sylvan Learning Center).
  4. The student is responsible for submitting to the instructor the selected proctoring site no later than two weeks from the first day of classes (except for deployed military, see no. 7 below). The information must include the name, address and telephone number of the selected site and the name, email address and phone number of the person affiliated with that site who would serve as proctor. The proctor must be a professional employee of that institution (e.g. professor, librarian, administrator, teacher) and cannot be a friend, relative, co-worker or immediate supervisor of the student.
  5. The proctoring site and proctor need approval by the online instructor.
  6. Students may take proctored exams on campus at the Methodist University Tutoring Center. The online instructor can make arrangements to proctor their own exams on campus if desired.
  7. Deployed members of the military are responsible for submitting to the online instructor the name, address, telephone number of the Education Center in their area, and the contact person for that Education Center. The procedure for the deployed student and remote proctor functions are described below, except that the exact date and time the test is taken must be flexible to account for the student’s mission and distance from the education center.
  8. The instructor will contact the proctor at the proctoring site to arrange the date and time for the exam. The instructor should inform the proctor of required conditions of the exam; e.g. time limit, allowable materials (calculator, book, notes, computer, and so on).
  9. The instructor may send the exam to the proctor electronically; by certified mail, with a pre-paid, certified return envelope; or the instructor may use Blackboard Learning Platform to deliver the exam.
  10. The proctor will verify the identity of the student using the student’s photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification include driver’s license with photo, state-issued identification card with photo, military identification card, and passport.
  11. The proctor will sign a form assuring the integrity of the test-handling and test-administering procedures. The completed form may be returned electronically or mailed to the instructor.
  12. The proctor will return the completed exam to the instructor electronically, or if the certified mail option is used, the proctor will mail the exam in the certified envelope provided.