Proctored testing enables the college to ensure the academic integrity of assessments and to comply with federal regulations that require colleges offering online and distance education to verify student identity. Traditional face-to-face classes that aren’t conducive to testing in the classroom typically rely on testing facilities for live, in-person proctoring of exams. 

Online proctoring offers an alternative to in-person proctored testing. This is a common practice of online courses and is used by colleges throughout our state college system and the nation. Though instructors may use various alternate assessment strategies, they may also rely on online proctoring to ensure the security of tests offered to online students in different locations.

Online proctoring helps prevent academic honor violations such as: 

  • Use of a false identity, 
  • Unauthorized collaboration,
  • Use of unauthorized materials, and 
  • Copying or distributing test items to others.