Proctored testing may be required for Web-delivered (W3) and flexible learning (W4) courses. Online students may choose to use the College’s testing center, or another approved testing facility for proctored testing. Proctored exams are completed in a secure, monitored environment where verification of student identity is required. This process ensures the security and integrity of the testing process, which is required by both the Higher Learning Commission and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Students are responsible for paying any fees required by the proctor or the proctoring agency.
Proctored testing can be done in several ways:
- Using one of the Stark State College Testing Centers, when they are open and available.
- Locating and using another college testing center, when they are open and available.
- Following the Procedure to Locate an Offsite Proctor (Locate_an_Offsite_Proctor) requirements.
- At the computer of your choice, using Respondus Lockdown Browser (your instructor determines the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser for testing). You’ll find instructions for downloading and installing Respondus Lockdown browser here.