At UW Flexible Option, some of your assessments may be proctored to ensure academic integrity. This means that a person (or proctor) will observe you taking your assessment. Generally, the proctoring method used at UW Flexible Option is recorded proctoring, which means the proctor will review a video of you taking your assessment after you are done. If your assessment requires proctoring, you will be notified in your competency set. Please note: Not all competency sets have assessments that require proctoring.
IMPORTANT! You are required to have a functional hardware, such as a webcam, a microphone, and speakers in order to complete the proctored assessments. You will also need an internet connection speed of at least 2Mbps. See Additional Proctoring Guidelines below for more information.
Our proctoring service is called Examity. Access the Examity Quick Guide for Students, or watch the video below, to review and verify computer requirements, learn how to set-up your Examity profile, and how to schedule and take your assessment.
- If you encounter any technical issues while setting up your Examity profile, scheduling or taking your proctored assessment, your first point of contact should be UW Flexible Option Technical Support at http://ce.uwex.edu/technical-support/ or (877) 724-7883.
- For after-hours support or if UW Flexible Option Technical Support is unable to resolve your issue, you may be directed to the Examity technical support line at firstname.lastname@example.org, (855) 392-6489, or by clicking the live chat link in your Examity portal.
Additional Proctoring Guidelines
Though the specific details of what is allowed during a proctored session differ based on each competency set, below are some general guidelines.
- You will be required to verify your identity with a live proctor, so have a valid government-issued ID on hand (driver’s license, passport).
- You should allow up to 15 minutes to complete all the proctoring steps before taking the assessment.
- General guidelines for your assessment environment:
- A quiet, secure, fully lighted room
- No other people in the room
- Sit at a clean desk or clean table (not in a bed or on a sofa)
- No talking out loud or communicating with others by any means
- No leaving the room
- Remove all books and other materials unless specifically permitted for a particular assessment
- No writing visible on desk or on walls
- No music playing
- No other computers running in the room
- No headphones or ear buds
- Prior to beginning the assessment, all computer applications must be closed