Proctoring and Exams

The Office of Online & Distance Education has established proctoring processes so you do not have to spend time coordinating this function. Your Instructional Design Technology Specialist is available to discuss various assessment formats with you to help you determine the best option(s) for your course. The best option may not be a proctored examination. If you choose to incorporate proctored exams into your distance courses, please refer to the proctoring services available for your distance course format as outlined below.

Nebraska Now

Proctored exams for these courses are administered by high school personnel. Nebraska Now students must have a proctor(s) associated with Nebraska Now courses sign the proctor agreement form. Your Instructional Design Technology Specialist will set up a proctor code for your Nebraska Now course for all high school proctors to use.

Semester-based "EX" Courses or Section 700

Because enrollment in "X" courses is limited to on-campus UNL students, they are expected to take their exams at one of the on-campus testing centers. A student in this section that needs to take the exam off-campus must first receive your permission to do so. Your Instructional Design Technologist Specialist will provide information about forwarding your desired exam schedule to the appropriate testing center.

Semester-based "ES" Courses or Section 900

Students must identify a proctor and have their proctor complete the Proctor Agreement form online. The form is then returned to the Office of Online & Distance Education Proctor Coordinator at the beginning of the semester (no later than two weeks prior to the first exam). Your Instructional Design Technology Specialist will include appropriate instructions including a link to the Proctor Agreement Form in the course. The instructional designer will also set up a proctor code and submit it to the Office of Online & Distance Education Proctor Coordinator for the outside proctors to use.