Testing and Proctor Guidance

We offer an online proctoring solutions for online exams and video ID checks to assist in verifying the students in online courses. Use of Examity is limited to two high-stakes exams per course each term. Live proctoring through Examity should only be used if it is a requirement for accreditation purposes. Use of Respondus is unlimited. Student verification is integrated into the online proctoring process. 

Where to Start:

To learn how to use any of these services, please contact the Department of Cyberlearning's Instructional Design and Development Center at x1535 or e-mail jmalberti@ysu.edu or sadams04@ysu.edu.

 


Remote Proctoring

Respondus

Respondus is an online proctoring service directly integrated into Blackboard. Respondus offers two solutions: LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor. These solutions can be used independently or together depending on your needs. Use of Respondus for faculty is unlimited.

Resources for instructors

Quick Start Guide (Blackboard Original)
Quick Start Guide (Blackboard Ultra)

Resources for students

Quick Start Guide (Blackboard Original)
Quick Start Guide (Blackboard Ultra)
Troubleshooting Guide

Respondus Support

https://web.respondus.com/support/
 

Examity

Examity is an online proctoring service directly integrated into Blackboard. Examity offers various levels of proctoring to best fit your needs, from automated through to live.

*Please note that that the use of Examity is limited to two high-stakes exams per course each term. Live proctoring through Examity should only be used if it is a requirement for accreditation purposes. Automated proctoring through Respondus LockDown Browser should fulfill any proctoring needs that are outside of these parameters.

Resources for instructors

Proctoring Levels Offered
Automated Proctoring Guide
Syllabus Language

Resources for students

Automated Proctoring Test Taker Guide
Live Proctoring Test Taker Guide
Technical Success Tips

Examity Support

Examity recommends first using their online chat feature within the Examity application for any support questions or technical issues.
Other options include:
support@examity.com
Phone: 855-EXAMITY

 


In-Person Proctoring

Youngstown State University is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC) which is a service offered by our professional organization, the National College Testing Association (NCTA). It is recommended that you have your students check for local College Testing Centers at the Consortium before widening their search to alternative organizations. CCTC are trained test proctors and adhere to standards that guarantee exam security and a controlled environment.  

Faculty can refer to this simple list to help them determine who is an appropriate proctor for their students:

Acceptable Proctors:

  • Official testing center at a college/university—including, but not limited to those listed at the CCTC
  • Certified librarians at a library, college/university, or school
  • College/university administrators, instructors, or academic advisors
  • Learning/tutoring centers
  • Educational officers of a corporation, military installation, or correctional facility
  • County extension offices

Unacceptable Proctors:

  • Relatives or spouses/partners/significant others
  • Friends and/or roommates
  • Co-workers or business associates
  • Peers
  • Undergraduate students
  • Athletic coaches
  • Anyone who does not have a professional email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. are unacceptable)
  • Anyone who cannot monitor the student during the exam