16.3.1. Proctored Exams OverviewΒΆ

Note

Proctored exams are visible only if you are enrolled in the verified track for your course. If you are not in the verified track, you take the same or an equivalent exam, without proctoring.

If you want to be eligible for credit for passing your course, make sure you enroll in or upgrade to the verified track before the first exam.

Some courses that grant academic course credit require learners to pass at least one proctored exam. Proctored exams differ from regular exams in the following ways.

  • All proctored exams have time limits. For more information about timed exams, see Taking a Timed Exam.
  • Proctored exams require you to install proctoring software on your computer.
  • Before you take the exam, you must verify your identity by taking photos of your face and a government-issued photo ID.
  • Before you take the exam, you must use a webcam to scan the desk and room where you will take the exam.
  • While you take your exam, the proctoring software monitors your computer, including the programs that you have open.
  • While you take your exam, the proctoring software also records video and sounds.

To be eligible for course credit, you must receive a Satisfactory result for your proctoring session review. For more information about academic course credit, see Taking a Course for Academic Credit.

Proctored exams are indicated on the Course page with a pencil icon and a “Proctored Option Available” label.

The course outline in the LMS showing an exam with a pencil icon and a "Proctored Option Available" label.