Remote Proctoring Best Practices

Include Your Remote Proctoring Plan in Your Syllabus

Students should know your remote proctoring plan in advance. This is particularly true if you plan to require Monitor, which necessitates a webcam, for testing. Students should know from the outset that they will need access to a webcam for testing. 

Provide Download and Install Instructions Well in Advance of Your First Remote Proctored Test

Give the students plenty of time to download and install the remote proctoring software before they'll need to use it. If you're using LockDown Browser Copy / paste or link to the download and installation instructions found here.

Provide a Practice Test

Students should be given a practice test that employs all the remote proctoring (and test options) you plan to use for actual testing.

If you plan to give students a question-at-a-time test with a time limit that requires LockDown Browser and Monitor, provide a 5 question, 0-point practice test that has a short time limit and that requires LockDown Browser and Monitor. Make this test available no less than a week in advance of your first remote proctored test, so students will have a chance to get comfortable with the testing experience and resolve any technical issues well in advance and can focus entirely on testing when the time comes.

CETL has a 5-question practice test that can be used in your course. You can request this test by emailing us via the form below.