Online Proctoring Services: LSU Overview

  

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Exam Proctoring at LSU

LSU offers online exam proctoring through one of two services: ProctorU or Examity. These services allow students to complete their assessment at any location while still ensuring the academic integrity of the exam for the institution. Using almost any web cam and computer, students can take exams at home, at work, or anywhere you have internet access.
 

Technical Requirements

Students are responsible for meeting the following technical requirements:

  • A reliable Desktop computer or laptop (not tablet) running Windows XP (or higher) or Mac OS X 10 (or higher).
  • A web cam with 640×480 video pixel resolution or higher.
  • Headphones or working speakers connected to the computer.
  • A working microphone connected to the computer. We recommend a web cam that has a built in microphone.
  • A web browser (with pop-up blocker disabled) with Adobe Flash Player installed. The newest version of Flash Player is recommended.
  • A reliable, high-speed internet connection (at least 3 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps upload – test internet speed at http://www.speedtest.net)
  • The ability to allow video and screen-sharing connections to the computer utilized to take the exam.

Test your computer, web cam, and internet connection at www.ProctorU.com/Testitout.
 

ProctorU

There are three different possible proctoring portals that students may be asked to enter, depending on the LSU department/unit through which they are completing their courses.

LSU Online Student ProctorU Site: https://www.proctoru.com/portal/lsu

LSU and A&M College Standard Campus ProctorU Site: https://proctoru.com/portal/lsubatonrouge

Continuing Education ProctorU Site: https://proctoru.com/portal/lsu_outreach

Student Pricing: Faculty using proctoring services should include these in their course syllabus or post to their Moodle course(s) along with any of the student handouts attached at the bottom of this article.

proctoru student pricing

Student Information

1. Test to see if your system is ready for ProctorU with the ProctorU System Test.

2. To Create a ProctorU account: Student Account Creation

What to Expect:

Proctors monitor the students in the following ways:

Authenticate the test taker’s identity to ensure that the person being monitored is the correct student.

Observe the test taker via a webcam. The student is connected to a real person who guides him/her through the process.

Watch the test taker's screen in real time and can see everything the student is doing both at the location and on screen.

Take Your Exam: How It Works - Students

Instructor Information

1. Test your Equipment using the ProctorU System Test.

2. To create a ProctorU account: Instructor Account Creation Instructions

3. Schedule your Online Proctored Exam with ProctorUHow It Works - Faculty

4. Provide the Following Course Information:

  • The Course Number
  • The Course Title
  • Instructor Name
  • Name of Exam
  • Time Limit
  • Date/Time the Exam Opens
  • Date/Time the Exam Closes
  • Special Instructions

Having troubles? Please contact the ProctorU Helpdesk at: 855-772-8678

Faculty using proctoring services must include student pricing in their course syllabus or post to their Moodle course(s) along with any of the student handouts attached at the bottom of this article.
 

Examity

Student Information

1. Set up a profile by accessing the Examity website at prod.examity.com/LSU and following the on-screen prompts. 

2. Schedule an exam.

What to expect on test day:

  • Students’ identities are authenticated by the proctor. 
  • As soon as the validation process is complete, students can begin their exams.
  • After the final question, students simply submit their exams.
  • When scheduling your proctored exams, you will be asked to enter a credit or debit card for payment. The cost of a one-hour exam is $15 and additional hours are $7.  Remember to schedule, reschedule or cancel your exams with at least 24 hours of notice to avoid a $5 on-demand fee.
Instructor Information

In order to use Examity, you will need to set up an account. Contact Vanessa McCarthy [vmccarthy@examity.com] or call 617-600-4483 Ext 718 to get your account set up. 

Once you have an Examity account, you may log into your dashboard at https://prod.examity.com/LSU

Follow these instructions to create a course, import your Moodle roster, and create an exam. 

You can also monitor exam status for each student, to identify a student who has not signed up. 

Faculty using proctoring services must include student pricing in their course syllabus or post to their Moodle course(s) along with any of the student handouts attached at the bottom of this article.
 

Technical Support

Examity® offers technical support all day, every day.  If something goes wrong either before or during an exam, students can connect with Examity’s support team by email, by phone or by live chat.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Examity’s technical support team 24/7 via email at support@examity.com or phone at (855)-392-6489.


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