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. Contact your instructor for specific proctored testing requirements.
Lone Star College Testing Centers
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.
NOTE: Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor are compatible on Chromebooks and iPads.
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.
Examity is a live proctoring solution utilized by Lone Star College that allows online and distance learners to take proctored exams without needing to visit a Testing Center. All quizzes taken in Examity, with the exception of Practice Quizzes, are taken by students in front of a live Proctor, who will monitor your surroundings and entire desktop throughout the exam. There is no cost to students to use Examity.
- Refer to the article Examity - Live Proctoring Solution for more information.
NOTE: If students are concerned about privacy issues related to using their webcams, please direct them to Proctoring and Privacy.