Proctoring Options for Online Quizzes

Proctoring Online Quizzes

Proctoring a quiz validates its integrity by providing varying levels of supervision for students taking the quiz. Lone Star College offers multiple options for proctoring quizzes.

Lone Star College Testing Centers 

Not Available During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Lone Star College Testing Centers provide in-person proctoring for online quizzes. Students enrolled in online or hybrid courses can take online quizzes at the testing center. Prior arrangements with the testing center must be made by the faculty member. 

In addition, students can find alternate testing centers for completing proctored quizzes outside of LSC. Certified testing centers can be found on the National College Testing Association website. When using alternate testing sites, students are required to complete the Proctor Agreement Form for Alternate Testing Sites and Proctors and submit the completed form to their instructor for approval prior to the quiz. 

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is a companion application to LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to dissuade cheating during online quizzes. Respondus Monitor is not a live proctoring solution. The webcam recordings are saved and available for review through the Respondus Dashboard within D2L. For more information, you can view the following Overview. The cost mentioned in this video for Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor is paid for by Lone Star College.

Automated SmarterProctoring

SmarterProctoring is an online proctoring service that allows students to schedule exam sessions that record the student for the entire exam session. Through the Spring 2020 semester there will be no cost to the student for this service. Contact your instructor for availability.


ProctorU is a live, online proctoring services which allow students to schedule quiz sessions with a live proctor who will monitor the entire testing session. (There is a student fee assessed on a per use basis.)

Proctor U

The examinee will pay applicable charges with a credit or debit card (pricing as follows). The examinee will be required to enter payment information into a secure page connected to a third-party card processor. The page is encrypted and ProctorU does not see or store the credit card data. Examinees will have to re-enter payment information each time new charges are incurred.

Exam Length

Flex Scheduling (appointment made at least 72 hours before desired start time)

Take it Soon (allows exam to be scheduled within 72 hours of the desired start time)*

Take it Now (schedule on –demand with no appointment)*

30 minutes or less




31-60 minutes




61-120 minutes




121-180 minutes




181 minutes or more




* These options are for the convenience of the examinee and are not required. If these options are selected, all charges must be paid by the examinee.