Faculty members teaching online have the option to use a remote proctoring service. ProctorU is available for faculty who want to have their students take a test by a remote proctor. There is no cost to the University, but a cost-per-test for the students. If you do require proctoring of any kind in your courses, it must be listed as a WWP section.

Click Here for a PDF that shows how the service works.

Click Here for a PDF to help your students.


Tip #1: Limit the number of exams that require ProctorU to less than four a term to reduce this cost.

Tip #2: Provide ProctorU and your students with the dates of your testing as early as possible.

Tip #3: You also need to provide a testing center option for students that are unwilling to pay for or use ProctorU. See document under Faculty Resources.


If you plan on using this service, please add a statement on your syllabus about how you plan on using it. An example is listed below:

Optional Syllabus Verbiage: Live+

ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home.  ProctorU is available 24/7, however, you will need to schedule your proctoring session at least 72 hours in advance to avoid any on-demand scheduling fees.  Creating a ProctorU account is very simple. You can do so by visiting

In order to use ProctorU, you will need to have a high-speed internet connection,  a webcam (internal or external), a windows or apple Operating System, and a government issued photo id.  ProctorU recommends that you visit prior to your proctoring session to test your equipment.  We highly recommend you can click on the button that says “connect to a live person” to fully test out your equipment. Please make sure that you are using the current version of Chrome/Firefox.

Download the Chrome Extension:

Download the Firefox Extension:

You should expect the startup process with the proctor to take about 10-15 minutes. However, this time will not affect your exam time. Please feel free to direct any questions to the student support team via the live chat within your account.

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