Online Proctored Testing (Exams)

What Is A Proctored Exam?

Some distance education courses require students to take proctored exams. A proctored exam is taken on-campus and is supervised, just as it would be for a course taken on campus. Simply stated, a proctor supervises a student's exam.

Lone Star College Testing Centers provide a variety of testing services to students including but not limited to Placement Exams, Make-up Exams/LSC-Online Exams, Correspondence Exams, Challenge Exams, Foreign Language Exams, and exams for students approved for ADA Accommodations.

Online Exams

Many online and hybrid courses require proctored exams and these exams can be taken in any Lone Star College Testing Center. (This is limited to students enrolled in online or hybrid courses.) Prior arrangements with the instructor should be made to ensure the exam materials and requirements are sent prior to students' arrival.

Proctored Exam Requirements:

  • Photo ID (Driver's License, school ID, etc.)
  • Instructor's name
  • Course name

Remote Options

  • Respondus LockDown Browser
    If it is required by the instructor, Respondus LockDown Browser is software students can download that controls the computer during a test, preventing the student from accessing other software, files, or the Internet.
  • ProctorU
    An online proctoring service which allows students to schedule exam sessions with a live proctor who will monitor the entire testing session.  (There is a fee assessed on a per use basis.) Contact your instructor for availability.
     
  • SmarterProctoring:
    An online proctoring service which allows students to schedule exam sessions with a live proctor who will monitor the entire testing session. (There is a fee assessed on a per use basis.) Contact your instructor for availability.

     
  • See Proctoring Options for Online Quizzes for comparison and fees.

Other Resources:

Please visit the Testing Centers page for the most current testing locations and hours.

Proctoring Locations Throughout the United States and Canada

The link below provides a list of proctoring locations throughout the United States and Canada. There may be fees associated with proctored assessments outside Lone Star College.