Proctoring options for all UM campuses for AY 2021-2022

Online and face-to-face proctoring options are available on your campus:

Online proctoring options MU UMKC Missouri S&T UMSL
SmarterProctoring with Canvas No cost No cost No cost No cost
Examity live standard $12* $12* $12* N/A

 *Amount varies on the length of the test. Price listed is for one hour. Live standard additional hour price is $5. 

Face-to-face (very limited availability) MU UMKC Missouri S&T UMSL
Testing services/center Variable cost Variable cost Variable cost Variable cost
Disability center No cost      

Note: UMKC-Respondus Monitor is being used in a limited capacity at UMKC, but is not widely available.

Important: Giving students advance notice of proctored exams is mandatory—it is required by the HLC and the Code of Federal Regulations in instances where there may be proctoring fees passed on to the student. If you plan to offer proctored exams for your fall classes, please work with your campus Registrar and course schedulers to ensure that your class attributes/notes are updated appropriately.

Questions to ask when choosing proctoring options:

  • Does the accrediting body for your program require live proctoring or monitoring?
  • Is your exam already in Canvas?
  • Is your exam in another system (e.g., SPP, McGraw Hill Connect, etc.)?
  • Do all of your students have webcams and speakers?
  • Do all of your students have robust, high-speed internet access?
  • Does your exam require students to use special characters (language) or calculations?
  • Does your exam require students to annotate or draw figures?
  • Do all your students have a quiet, uninterrupted space to take the exam?

 

Online option SmarterProctoring (Canvas/SPP*)
Fees No cost to students (site licensed)
Availability Anytime
Technologies required Optional webcam, reliable high-speed internet
Browser lockdown Optional
Identity verification Auto
Environment monitoring Optional
Who reviews results Instructor/TA or other designee

*Self-Paced Platform available at MU only.

Online option Examity Live Standard (Canvas)
Fees $12/test (Amount varies on the length of the test)
Availability* Pre-scheduled—recommend scheduling 72 hours in advance
Technologies required Webcam, headphones, reliable high-speed internet access
Browser lockdown Always
Identity verification Live
Environment monitoring N/A
Who reviews results An Examity proctor
Live monitoring Provides live review and auditing of recordings

Note:

  • Instructors will need to also ensure that their course is flagged in the Student Information Systems (MyZou, My Pathways, MyView, JoeSS) as requiring additional fees for proctoring. 
  • Instructors will need to add a statement regarding the proctoring method and fees in their syllabus. 

Details of face-to-face options

Location MU
Tests offered Various high stakes and individually proctored exams, online and paper
Fees Vary by exam
Technologies available High speed internet and lockdown browsers
Testing center website https://testing.missouri.edu/index.html
Disability services website https://disabilitycenter.missouri.edu
Campus department Self-funded, operates under Counseling & Student Health
Location UMKC
Tests offered Various high stakes, campus makeup and correspondence/ distance exams, online and paper
Fees Vary by exam
Technologies available High speed internet and lockdown browsers
Testing center website https://www.umkc.edu/testingservices
Disability services website https://info.umkc.edu/disability-services
Campus department Operates under Counseling, Student Health and Disability Office
Location Missouri S&T
Tests offered Various high stakes, campus makeup and correspondence/distance exams, online and paper.
Fees Vary by exam
Technologies available High speed internet and lockdown browsers
Testing center website https://testcenter.mst.edu
Disability services website https://dss.mst.edu
Campus department Operates under Counseling, Student Health and Disability Office
Location UMSL
Tests offered Various high stakes, campus makeup and correspondence/ distance exams, online and paper. Currently reserved for students who need accommodations or do not have the technical equipment to facilitate online exams.
Fees Vary by exam
Technologies available High speed internet and lockdown browsers
Testing center website https://www.umsl.edu/~campustesting/index.html
Disability services website http://www.umsl.edu/hcdas/das
Campus department Operates under Counseling, Student Health and Disability Office

Unsupported options

Instructors may be offered other proctoring options by textbook publishers (e.g., Pearson is offering deals with ProctorU, and Cengage is offering discounts for some Examity services).

  • These are not supported by the University. eLearning and DoIT will be unable to provide any level of support for instructors and students.
  • These will cost students extra money, which the instructor is required to track and report to the University Bookstores. Federal regulations require the total cost of each course be reported. UM has designated the Bookstores as the entity to track this information.
  • Instructors will also need to ensure that their course is flagged in the Student Information Systems (MyZou, My Pathways, My Gateway, JoeSS) as requiring additional fees for proctoring. Instructors should work with their campus registrar and course schedulers to ensure class attributes and class notes are up to date on each course section that requires proctored exams.
  • Instructors will need to add a statement regarding the proctoring method and fees in their syllabus.
  • Additional policies may apply on each campus.
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