Online Course Exams
Exams in online courses may require online proctoring, face-to-face proctoring or no proctoring. More information about proctored exams is outlined below. Please review your course syllabus and/or contact your instructor for more information.
Online proctoring involves the use of technology to record student activity while taking an exam. It requires access to a computer with internet connectivity, a microphone, and a webcam. Online proctoring is available and being used in some online courses beginning in Summer 2013. Check your course syllabus to determine if online proctoring is being used in your course and/or ask your instructor. If online proctoring is being used for your exams, information regarding how to access the service and expectations associated with an approved test environment should appear in your course.
A few online courses may require you to go to an approved testing site to be proctored in person during your exam. First, check your course syllabus to determine if your instructor will require face-to-face proctoring for any or all of your exams. If your instructor does require face-to-face proctoring, please complete the following steps:
- Face-to-Face proctoring will be administered at University Testing Services in Clark Howell Hall. This is the preferred testing site. If you are within 35 miles of the UGA Athens Campus you should make arrangements to test here.
- Review the list below of approved testing sites and locate one that is convenient to your location during the semester in which you are taking your online course.
- Submit the Student Face-to-Face Proctor Form to University Testing Services in order to initiate the process of confirming a testing site at least two weeks prior to the date of the exam.
- If you don't receive a confirmation of a testing location within a week of submitting your form, check with University Testing Services to confirm that they are working on scheduling your exam.
Support is available Monday-Friday from 8am - 5pm.
Note: Proctoring services for face-to-face testing will incur a fee of at least $20 per exam.