Schedule an Exam with ProctorU

Last modified 06/21/2019 by DSM


Online proctoring enhances academic integrity by enabling online test-taking within a controlled and monitored environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is the only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Hybrid courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as an alternative.

See "Using Online Proctoring with eCampus - How It Works" for a general overview of using online proctoring with your online course and be sure to read all of the associated pages on online proctoring.

Faculty MUST create exams at least 2 weeks prior to the exam start date and students MUST sign-up at least one week before the exam. Failure to do so could result in no available exam appointments. So, encourage students to sign-up for exams as soon as possible.

Using their ProctorU portal, faculty should set up exams ASAP and then monitor that students have signed up.

Exams must be scheduled with ProctorU at least 2 weeks prior to the exam. Faculty may schedule up to 4 hours of proctoring (2-hour maximum per exam) for each 3-credit online course. For example, a faculty member might offer two 1 hour exams and one 2-hour final exam, four 1 hour exams, one 2 hour exam, or variations within the 4-hour total 1/2-hour exam maximum allotments.

Note: The minimum exam window should be 24 hours or more.  A narrow exam window can strongly hinder a student's chance to find a time slot. As such, we strongly discourage exam windows that are shorter than 18 hours and we advise that if you choose to use a smaller window to plan ahead for alternative assessment methods in cases where students cannot find exam slots.

  1. Schedule Exams (Exam Duration: 2 hours maximum per exam, 4 hours combined maximum time. 30-minute minimum per exam.)
    1. Log into ProctorU
    2. Click the "ADD NEW" button, and select "Exam"
    3. Complete the form (more info below), and submit it for review
      1. Enter an Exam Title (Eg. ACCT1001 - Midterm).
      2. Select "General" for department.
      3. Select your name under "Incident Users"
      4. Under Exam Configuration, select the term (Eg. 2019 - Spring)
      5. Select your name from the instructor list.
        (If the instructor name does not appear in "Instructor" pull-down field, enter it in "Instructor, other" field.)
      6. Exams in HuskyCT, URL is
      7. Copy and paste the password from the HuskyCT Test Options, and enter it on the form. (Do not share this password with students. The proctor will use it to initiate the exam for the student.)
      8. Use the combination of Proctoring window appointments along with HuskyCT availability dates to control access t0 your exam. Since the exam is password protected, the exam can only be started by the proctor, so it is recommended that the HuskyCT test is available 1 to 2 hours after the last available proctoring session appointment. This allows for setup time or problems in getting students' exams started. Communicate the appointment window to your students.
      9. Indicate additional test parameters in the provided area (eg. No resources allowed, open book, notes, scratch paper, calculators, web access, restroom breaks, etc.)

NOTE: As a general rule, you need to be available during the exam period in case problems or questions arise so that ProctorU can contact you to resolve issues. Most commonly, these tend to be exam access issues. Faculty should consider this during scheduling.

Once the submission is processed, ProctorU will notify the faculty member that the exam is in their system.

Next, the faculty member instructs students to sign up for an exam appointment slot (see below). Test-takers can take exams from home during the specified exam window. They are connected to a live person during their exam who will guide them through the process, answer any questions not related to exam material and assist with any technical problems.

Additional Notes:

  • The maximum time eCampus funds is 120 minutes per exam and a total of up to 4 hours per course.
    (Note: 61 - 120 minute exam duration = 120 minutes. 31-60 duration = 60 minutes, 30 minutes or less = 30 minutes)

  • Students with documented accommodation needs from the Center for Students With Disabilities will be given extended times if necessary. Faculty will have an opportunity to note information about specific student accommodations in the "Additional Exam Notes" field during the exam request process and should send detailed requests to There will be no additional charge for exams that extend beyond 2 hours if there is a documented accommodation in place.

  • ProctorU will process the request and notify you via email (normally within 24 hours) that the exams are approved, in the system, and ready for students to sign-up. At this point, you can inform students to sign up for the exam and test their system.



Next, See "Notifying Students to Sign up for an Exam Appointment".

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