West Texas A&M University

Proctored Exams

WTAMU utilizes two main forms of proctored exams: Examity and Respondus Lockdown Browser. Not all courses, exams/quizzes, or faculty require proctored exams.

Why Proctor Exams?

Students often question why proctoring of exams is needed. Federal law requires that online programs be able to authenticate their students. If WTClass does not use online proctoring, there are three primary options to ensure student authentication during exams:

  1. Have all students come to campus for quizzes and exams
  2. Have all students take quizzes and exams at a proctoring center
  3. End all online classes

With the popularity of online classes, and the availability of taking classes from anywhere, these options are not feasible. Imagine a student living on the island of Guam traveling to Canyon several times a semester, or the cost and effort required to schedule time at a proctoring center on the island of Guam. Students take courses from WTAMU from all over the world, under all different types of reasons. Online proctoring ensure that student authentication is provided, while still maintaining the ability for online classes to function.

Proctoring Options

Faculty are able to choose which options students have for proctoring.

Book a Test Proctor Room

HELC Proctoring Room Request - If you do not have access to a computer, or need a private room, please complete the form. Please note, there is only 1 room/computer available at this time. Please reserve early.