West Texas A&M University

ProctorU

ProctorU is an online proctoring solution that West Texas A&M University is currently piloting. ProctorU allows for test proctoring to occur 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for students.

Why Proctor and Use ProctorU?

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 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.

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Help

For Help with ProctorU please content a member of ProctorU. ProctorU technical support team is available 24/7 via phone at (855) 772-8678. For help with setting up a test in WTClass, please contact the IT Service Center.