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Proctored Exams for Online Credit Courses

A proctored examination is an exam that is overseen by an impartial individual (called proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while she/he is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.

Federal regulations and programmatic accreditation agencies require testing in a proctored (supervised) setting, either in one of Oakton’s two testing centers, in the testing center of a local college or university, or via Oakton’s online proctoring services. 

On-campus proctoring for online courses

Students taking online courses can take their proctored exams at Oakton’s Testing Centers. There is no charge or appointment needed. Students should arrive during regular hours and take the test ahead of the deadline the instructor has provided.

Off-campus proctoring for online courses

Students taking online courses at Oakton Community College, but residing outside the college district, city and/or state can take their proctored exams in the testing center of a local college or university. Any additional fee for off-campus proctoring is the responsibility of the individual student. Read The Guidelines for Testing Off-campus, and submit a Test Proctoring Request Form at the beginning of each term.

Online proctoring for online courses

Oakton Community College has made an arrangement with two online proctoring providers to facilitate your online proctoring experience.

  • Honorlock Proctoring service
  • ProctorU Proctoring service

Honorlock proctoring service

Faculty using Honorlock will have their exams enabled inside your course shell in D2L. You do not have to submit a Test Proctoring Request Form, schedule or sign up for your proctored test with Honorlock.

To take an online proctored test via Honorlock:

  1. Have a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, headphones or speakers connected to the computer and a microphone. Students are required to use a student Photo ID or valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license or state identification card) to verify identity.
  2. Log into your course shell in D2L. Once your instructor makes the test available to you; you can take your proctored test on-demand any time, day or night. Head to your test and you will be able to start taking your Honorlock proctored test by simply following the instructions displayed before the test.
  3. Honorlock proctoring has two fee options for students: $6.99 per exam or $11.99 per course. It is up to the student to decide which fee option to subscribe to according to course proctoring needs.

To learn more about Honorlock, read Honorlock requirements, FAQs and support for students

ProctorU proctoring service

To take your exam with ProctorU, you need to submit a Test Proctoring Request Form indicating that you will be taking your proctored test using ProctorU. The Online Learning office will send students an email with information on how to use ProctorU proctoring service after the Online Learning office receives your ProctorU proctoring service request. 

When ready to take an online proctored test via ProctorU:

  1. Have a computer with a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, headphones or speakers connected to the computer and a microphone. Students are required to use a student Photo ID or valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license or state identification card) to verify identity. 
  2. At the date and time of your appointment, return to http://go.proctoru.com, login, and a message will appear saying, “You have an exam. Click here to begin.” Click on this button and it will automatically take you to the proctor page.
  3. Fill out your personal information and hit submit. You will then be directed to a screen which will connect you to your proctor.
  4. Just follow the steps on the screen and a proctor will be connected with you shortly.
  5. Once connected, your designated proctor will walk you through the setup process and you will log into your testing portal. Your proctor will also supply the password for your examination.
  6. Your exam time will begin when the proctor enters the examination password on your screen.
  7. ProctorU charges $25.00 for a 2-hour exam, $33.75 for a 3-hour exam, etc.

 To learn more about ProctorU read ProctorU requirements, FAQs and support for students

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