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On-Site Proctoring

Students taking proctored exams with an on-site proctor (either an online or paper exam) are responsible for the following:

Before arriving at the proctor’s site

  • Be prepared. Call the proctor the day before to be sure the proctor has the exam.
  • If you have a disability requiring exam accommodations, be sure that your paperwork is on file with the WSU Access Center and that you review the For Students with Exam Accommodations section below.
  • Check your course More Information page to be sure you know what materials are allowed during the exam. Ensure you have all resources necessary for completing the exam. Do not bring items that are not permitted.
    • You can access the course More Information page through the link in the course syllabus or by selecting the More Information link listed below the course in the Schedules of Classes
  • Check in early. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam time.
  • Have personal identification, ready to show the proctor before taking an exam.
  • Arrange for child care ahead of time. Students may not have children or infants in their testing area during an exam.
  • Review the information regarding how your proctor can return your exam to WSU.
  • Understand WSU’s Standard of Conduct.

Once you arrive at the on-site proctor’s location

  • Take care of bathroom and other personal matters before starting the exam.
  • Leave purses, backpacks, hats, notebooks, cell phones, and other electronic devices outside the testing area.
  • Be sure to review any additional policies the on-site proctor may have.

During the Exam

  • Only use materials that are allowed during the exam (for example, use of a calculator or whiteboard). Do not use items that are not permitted. 
  • Take the exam without assistance from other individuals, reference books, or notes, unless otherwise specified on the exam.
  • Remain in the testing area until you’ve completed the exam; the exam will be considered complete once you leave the room.
  • Each page of the exam must be identified with your name and WSU ID number.

For Students with Exam Accommodations

Students with accommodations through the WSU Access Center are responsible for the following:

  • Confirm that your accommodation paperwork is on file with Global Campus Proctoring Services and that the proctor has the exam disability accommodations you need.
  • Notify GCPS at accommodationsupport.aoi@wsu.edu of any accommodations that you will be using that require an on-site proctor.
  • For online exams, confirm that any time extension accommodations have been added in the course space at least 24 hours before your proctoring session.
    • If the time extension accommodations have not been added, do not start the exam and reach out to your instructor to have them extended the time.
    • If the exam is not in Blackboard (e.g. ALEKS, Launchpad, MyMathLab, etc.), please confirm the time extension with your instructor before taking the exam.
    • Below is an example of where the time extension is located for online exams through Blackboard. You will notice where it says Timed Test, the time limit should reflect your time extension. If the original time limit is one hour and you have double time, the time limit should reflect two hours.
    Example

    Timed Test: This test has a time limit of 2 hours.

    Timer Setting: You will be notified when time expires, and you may continue or submit.

    Force Completion: This test can be saved and resumed later. The timer will continue to run if you leave the test.

    Click Begin to start: Writing Placement Exam. Click Cancel to go back.

    You will be previewing this assessment and your results will not be recorded.