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For Students

For Students

Based on our services, we define a proctored exam as an online or paper-based exam monitored by artificial intelligence or a live proctor via webcam or an in-person proctor on or off campus. UA Online Proctored Testing administers exams to students enrolled in courses facilitated by UA Online or to on-campus students taking online courses.

How does it work?

Notice of the possibility of proctored testing is in a course’s description during registration. The instructor will inform you of how proctored exams will be administered in your course. The instructor may select all or some of the testing options below and inform you of which testing options are available for that particular class.

  • Off-Campus In-Person (additional fees may apply)
    • Institutional testing center at a 2-4 year regionally accredited college with a testing center or a library with an employed librarian that offers proctored testing at that institution.
    • A local library that offers proctoring services via an employed librarian.
    • A testing center such as Sylvan Learning.
  • On-Campus
    • UA Testing Services office (UA Testing Services, Houser Hall, Room 2040 (located on the second Floor). No fees are required.
  • Online
    • Online proctoring using Examity (additional fees apply)
    • A laptop or desktop computer is required
    • Chromebooks, iPads, or mobile devices cannot be used

NOTE: The instructor will decide on the availability of these options. Please confirm testing options for each course in your syllabus or with your instructor.

All exams will be scheduled through your Blackboard course page through a tab called Proctored Exam Scheduling. Please remember that it’s your responsibility to schedule your exams with a proctor online, on-campus, or off-campus. Exam extensions must be approved by your instructor, and we must receive confirmation before making any date changes in the scheduling portals.

Proctor Approval

All in-person proctors are required to have an account with SmarterProctoring in order to be approved as proctors for your exams. Exam details, such as passwords or files, will not be sent via email or phone. If your proctor needs to set up an account, they can refer to our Proctors page for assistance.

Students can search for a proctor through SmarterProctoring for each of their exams. Once you have located a proctor in your area that you would like to use, we advise that you contact them directly to confirm that still offer proctoring services at that location and still have access to their SmarterProctoring account, before attempting to schedule. If you find a proctor not already approved in the system, you will need to request for the proctor to be approved before attempting to schedule. All approval requests will go to UA Online Testing Services staff for verification, and a notification of the final decision will be sent back to you.

NOTE: Proctor approval is not related to account setup/account activation. Account setup and activation is done via SmarterProctoring

Proctored Exam Scheduling

UA Online Students

Students enrolled in an online course (OL) have three proctoring options for testing.

  • Off-Campus (additional fees may apply)
    • A local library that offers proctoring services via an employed librarian.
    • A testing center such as Sylvan Learning.
    • An institutional testing center at a 2-4 year regionally accredited college with a testing center or a library with an employed librarian that offers proctored testing at that institution.
  • On-Campus With UA Testing Services (no fees required)
    • Houser Hall, 301 7th Ave, Suite 2040 (second floor).
    • A physical ID with a photo, such as a physical UA Action card, driver’s license, work ID, pistol permit, or any other form of government ID, is required.
  • Online Proctoring (additional fees apply)
    • An internal or external webcam is required.
    • A physical ID with a photo, such as a physical UA Action card, driver’s license, work ID, pistol permit, etc., is required. Please do not provide a debit/credit card or an SSN card as a form of ID for online proctoring.

Please be aware that the available proctoring options are subject to change based on the options that instructors choose for their courses.

Main Campus OLM

Students enrolled in an online main (OLM) course have two proctoring options for testing.

  • On-Campus With UA Testing Services (no fees required)
    • Houser Hall, 301 7th Ave, Suite 2040 (second floor).
    • No walk-ins are allowed.
    • A physical ID with a photo, such as a physical UA Action card, driver’s license, work ID, pistol permit, or any other form of government ID, is required.
    • Pictures of IDs will not be permitted.
  • Online Proctoring (additional fees apply)
    • An internal or external webcam is required.
    • A physical ID with a photo, such as a physical UA Action card, driver’s license, work ID, pistol permit, etc., is required. Please do not provide a debit/credit card or an SSN card as a form of ID for online proctoring.

Please be aware that the available proctoring options are subject to change based on the options that instructors choose for their courses.

UA Early College

Students currently enrolled in UA Early College will have three proctoring options.

  • Off-Campus Proctor
    • Educational Professional – A principal, advisor/counselor, or a teacher at the high school where you’re currently enrolled.
    • A local library that offers proctoring services via an employed librarian (additional fees may apply).
  • UA Testing Services On-Campus
    • Located in Houser Hall, Room 2040, on the second floor (no fees).
  • Online with Examity
    • An internal or external webcam is required (additional fees apply).

Please be aware that the available proctoring options are subject to change based on the options that instructors choose for their courses.

How Can I Test At My High School?

Your proctor will need to have an account set up with SmarterProctoring if they don’t already have one. If they already have an account, search for your proctor’s account in SmarterProctoring and request for their account to be approved for your exam(s). You will receive an email verification decision from our staff.

If your proctor doesn’t have an account, they can view the proctor information located on our website to learn how to sign up and get their account activated by SmarterProctoring.

Military

If you are a military student, you have four proctoring options for testing.

Service Members

Military Personnel (active-duty only)

  • Education center at the soldier’s installation
  • Commissioned officer (0-1 and above)
  • Warrant officer (W-1 and above)
  • Senior NCO (E-7 and above)
  • Military Base Testing Center

Service Members, Spouses, and Dependents

  • Off-Campus (additional fees may apply)
    • A local library that offers proctoring services via an employed librarian.
    • A testing center such as Sylvan Learning.
    • Institutional testing center at a 2-4 year regionally accredited college with a testing center or a library with an employed librarian that offers proctored testing at that institution.
  • On-Campus With UA Testing Services (no fees required)
    • Houser Hall, 301 7th Ave, Suite 2040 (second floor).
  • Online With Examity (additional fees apply)
    • An internal or external webcam is required.

Please be aware that the available proctoring options are subject to change based on the options that instructors choose for their courses.

UA Athletics

If you are a UA athlete, you will have two proctoring options available for use for your exams.

  • On-campus with Alabama Athletics Learning Services Team
    • This option is only available to UA athletes.
  • Online with Examity
    • An internal or external webcam is required (additional fees apply).

Please be aware that the available proctoring options are subject to change based on the options that instructors choose for their courses.

How to Videos

How to Schedule

All students can schedule their exams in their Blackboard course through the Proctored Exam Scheduling option on the left-hand side of the page. Students with multiple courses must go through each Blackboard course individually.

Any fees, such as exam proctoring fees and postage, are the student’s responsibility.

Students testing with an in-person proctor (on or off-campus) must schedule their exams through SmarterProctoring via the On-Campus and Off-Campus In-Person links provided in your course page. Students testing online with Examity must schedule through the Online Proctoring link in their course page.