ProctorU Information for Baton Rouge


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ProctorU Information 

This page contains information about using ProctorU online proctoring services for LSU campus courses. This service allows students to complete course exams at any location while still ensuring the academic integrity of the exam for the institution. Using a webcam and audio capability, students can take exams in a conducive environment and where they have reliable internet access. ProctorU is the only university-approved proctoring service at this time.

ProctorU's Official Privacy Policy: https://www.proctoru.com/privacy-policy.

 

Alternatives to Online Proctoring

Please consider the following alternative assessment options in order to reduce the number of assessments administered in ProctorU. More information about alternative assessments can be found within the Faculty Guide for Remote Teaching page under the Modify Assessments and Activities Section by clicking Alternative Assessment Considerations.

 

Getting Started (Instructional Faculty and Students)

Important information about how ProctorU works:

  • Create an account (instructor or student). Go to the LSU Campus portal and select “Sign Up.” Your institution will be pre-populated as “Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge.”
    • Students: Click the Test-Taker button to get started.
    • Instructors: Click the Instructor button to get started. Special note: If you already have a ProctorU account with another institution (e.g., LSU Online, LSU ODL, or other), please create an account using another email address.
  • Visit the ProctorU Live Resource Center. Learn: 
    • How ProctorU works
    • What to expect when testing
    • Technical requirements, and more.

 

Get further help for instructional faculty in the section Information for Instructors or students in Information for Students.

 

For Instructional Faculty 

ProctorU Syllabus Statement

Faculty may only use ProctorU if students are informed at the point of registration and in the course syllabus. Below is a suggested syllabus statement:

ProctorU will/may be utilized for testing in this course. This service enables remote proctors employed by ProctorU to view your personal computer’s screen, webcam, and audio for academic integrity. Additionally, there is a cost for this service. LSU does not receive any portion of this cost. Please visit OTES for more information.

Below are the exams/quizzes for this course and the ProctorU cost for each exam:

[Faculty lists each exam/quiz and the ProctorU cost based on type, then a total of the ProctorU costs for the course]

 

Selecting a Proctoring Type 

When creating your exam in ProctorU, you will see the following two options under the department list drop-down: (There will be other departments list, please only pick one of the two departments listed below) 

  • Review+ – Student Pay ($5.00)
  • Live+ - Student Pay ($15.00)

Please see the below table, which provide further details and instructions on how to select a proctoring type: 

Proctoring Type  Responsible for Pay  Cost  When to Use
 Review+  Student  $5.00  Can only select this option if the exam was listed in the syllabus and students were informed at point of registration.
 Live+  Student  $15.00  Can only select this option if the exam was listed in the syllabus and students were informed at the point of registration.

 

Proctoring Types

There are two proctoring options for LSU campus exams at this time: Review+ and Live+. 

Review+ ($5.00)

Live+ ($15.00)

  • Solution for low to mid stakes exams/quizzes

  • Hybrid of live environment and artificial intelligence monitoring

  • Suspicious behavior is investigated by ProctorU proctors and reported to faculty

  • For more information view: ProctorU Review+ page

  • Solution for high-stakes exams/assessments

  • Full live environment – Proctors from ProctorU live monitor every session

  • Suspicious behavior is flagged for faculty to review

  • For more information view: ProctorU Live+ page

 

Adding an Exam to ProctorU

The following information will help you add an exam to the ProctorU site. Make sure you download the ProctorU extension for Chrome or Firefox. Then, follow the steps below:

1. On your home page, click the blue “Add New” button in the top right corner. Select “Exam.”

2. On the next screen, you will enter your exam details. Please note that selecting the department will determine the type of proctoring service. Fill in the required information (asterisked) plus the following items: 

  • For the exam title, please use the naming convention: Institution_Dept&Number_Exam Name_Instructor Last Name.
  • Example: LSU Baton Rouge_MATH 1021_Final Exam_Smith.
  • Course Number (e.g., MATH 1021)
  • Select instructor
  • Add exam passwords from exam site (Moodle, publisher site)
  • Select permitted resources

3. In “Other resources,” specify any allowed resources not included above.

4. In “Additional Exam Notes,” include any additional instructions you have regarding resources. Include things like: details about scratch paper, calculator models, special third-party site instructions (e.g., publisher sites), and prohibited items. 

5. Your name under contact information

6. Click “Submit for Review.”

 

Student Accommodations

When you receive an accommodations request from your test-taker who has provided an Accommodation Letter from Disability Services, you will need to do the following for exams proctored through ProctorU:

Exams through Moodle, MyMathLab, or other online testing platforms and proctored by ProctorU:

  Set the amount of time (including the extended time if approved as an accommodation though Disability Services) in the platform and email support@proctoru.com prior to the scheduled exam(s) with the information below.

Exams through LSU Testing & Evaluation Services QuestionMark Perception and proctored by ProctorU:

  Email support@proctoru.com and otes-testing@lsu.edu prior to the scheduled exam(s) with the information below. (Note: LSU Testing & Evaluation Services will set the amount of time for the exam.)

The email should contain the following information:

  • Test-taker first and last name
  • Test-taker's ProctorU email address 
  • All testing accommodations listed on the student's accommodation letter      (See below for the general list of testing accommodations.)
  • The name of the exam(s) that the accommodations will cover

General List of Testing Accommodations
  • Time and a half on all examinations
  • Double time on all examinations
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Distraction Reduced Environment
  • Frequent Breaks
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Alternative Test Formats (Braille, Enlarged Text with Font Size)
  • Use of Assistive Technology

*Please note that if there are other testing accommodations which are not on the list, LSU Disability Services will notify the faculty.

ProctorU does not need any information about the test-taker's disability or reasoning for why an accommodation is requested.

 

Once your exam is approved, you may send your students a direct link to ensure that they select the correct exam. To do this, open your exam record by clicking on the exam name in ProctorU. In the top section, called “Profile,” click on the Open Invite icon to copy the URL:

Open invite icon highlighted


You may then paste the URL into your Moodle course site or in direct email communication to students. 

Menus and Reporting

To find information about your students’ test-taking activities, click on the menu items to see scheduled exams, session data for exams that are pending or have already been taken, user information, and reports. Explore these items to track your students’ activity. Looking at exam sessions, including recordings and chat records, can provide valuable information when investigating possible academic integrity concerns.

Academic Misconduct

In the case of a suspected academic integrity concern, ProctorU will flag the incident and issue an incident report, which is sent to the person listed as the contact in the exam information. You can then investigate the report by reviewing exam session data.

If you receive an incident report, and after review, believe there is a possible academic integrity concern, you will need to report the incident to Student Advocacy & Accountability for a possible violation of the LSU Code of Student Conduct. For information on this process, review the page Understanding Academic Integrity at LSU Student Advocacy & Accountability. Use the Academic Misconduct Reporting Form to report any possible violations of the LSU Code of Student Conduct.

 

For Students

Frequently Asked Questions

The Test-Taker Knowledge Base contains articles that answer important questions, such as how to schedule exams, what you need to take an exam, how to resolve technical issues, and more. Read each section fully before taking an exam.

 

ProctorU Live+ Student Walkthrough

The following video guides students through the ProctorU Live+ startup process so you can be prepared on the day of your exam. 

 

The login and startup process takes an average of about 20 minutes, please plan accordingly.

 

Premium Fees

Premium scheduling and rescheduling is available for students for an additional fee. See the below details about pricing:

  • If you schedule or reschedule your exam within 72 hours of your desired exam time, you will incur an additional $5 premium fee on top of the exam fee.
  • If you schedule or reschedule your exam within 75 minutes of your desired exam time, you will incur an additional $8.75 premium fee on top of the exam fee.

To avoid premiums, please be sure to schedule or reschedule any reservations more than 72 hours in advance.

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