Students

Proctored Testing

 

Often online classes require that students have their tests proctored.  This means that you must have your test monitored by a testing professional. As an online student in the Virginia Community College System, you have several options for proctoring:

 

1. Test at Reynolds Community College
Our college has three Testing Centers.  Be sure to read through their hours and expectations to make sure you are prepared to complete your test!

 

2. Test at another Virginia Community College. 
As a student at Reynolds, you can schedule to have tests proctored at another Virginia Community College.  Follow these steps to test at another Virginia Community College: 

Steps Directions
1. Notify your instructor by email the location where you will be completing your test.
2. Complete the Proctor Request Form.  Please make sure you fill out the entire form being sure to carefully include your section name and number as well as the instructor name.  This form must be submitted at least 5 business days before your test date. You will need to submit a Proctor Request Form for each class you need to have tests proctored (unless you are taking tests for the same class at multiple locations). You will receive an email confirmation after you submit your completed form.
3. You will need to contact the particular Virginia Community College’s testing center to learn their hours and testing procedures. Remember, regardless of your location, your instructor will expect you to meet all course deadlines.

 

3. Test at another college or university that is not a Virginia Community College. 
Note: Students are responsible for any fees that may be required for this service.  Follow these steps to test at another college or university outside of the Virginia Community College System:

Steps Directions
1. Notify your instructor by email where you will be completing your test.
2. Complete the Proctor Request Form. Please make sure you fill out the entire form being sure to carefully include your section name and number as well as the instructor name.  This form must be submitted at least 5 business days before your test date. You will need to submit a Proctor Request Form for each class you need to have tests proctored. You will receive an email confirmation after you submit your completed form.
3. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will verify/approve the proctor and the proctor site.  Once CETL has received your Proctor Request form, our staff will verify the proctor information and approve the proctor site and send the test(s) to that proctor. CETL reserves the right to decline a proctor or proctor site.  Students in the military may have tests proctored by the education officers at their duty stations.

 

4. Test using ProctorU.
ProctorU
is a virtual proctoring service that allows students to take proctored exams from anywhere using a webcam and a high speed internet connection; there is a charge to students for using this service.  ProctorU provides an extensive set of  directions for student test-takers.  As the student, you are required to present a picture ID and the proctor asks some additional questions to authenticate the student's identity. If there ever is an incident that breaches the integrity of the exam process, the proctor will file a report with the college contact/instructor. Follow these steps to test using ProctorU:

Steps Directions
1. Contact your instructor and make sure they allow students to use ProctorU.
2. If your tests can be proctored using ProctorU, go to the ProctorU website and follow the steps to set up a Reynolds account and to make an appointment to take the exam. Please note that they recommend students schedule an appointment at least 72 hours in advance; don’t wait until the last minute to get your exam proctored!
3. You will pay a fee to ProctorU to test using this service. Be sure to carefully read through the directions they provide about what to expect. For example, you need to make sure you have a private, well-lit room with a clear work space.  You won’t be able to have your mobile device with you.

 

Questions?
Contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at distance-ed@reynolds.edu or (804) 523-5612.
Proctored testing information for faculty can be found on the Reynolds Intranet.