Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019     Views: 5

Many online courses offered through Berkeley College Online® require students to take proctored online exams to verify a student's identity and ensure academic integrity. Proctored exams are a critical part of online courses, to make sure the registered student is the one completing the test. Please make sure you read all the instructions for whichever proctoring software your class is using in advance, and get set up with all the items needed before the first test. Don't wait until the last minute or you may not be able to complete the quiz before it's due, and may not get any credit for that test. 

Berkeley College uses either Honorlock, Proctorio or ProctorU proctoring services (depending on the course), which allow you to take your exams from home, anytime, 24/7. But you must make sure you are prepared before you start. You can only use a desktop or laptop computer with a working webcam & microphone; you cannot use mobile devices (tablets or smart phones) with these programs, and Chromebook laptops won't work with ProctorU. You also need to download a Chrome browser extension before your test. You need a quiet, well-lit place to take the exam where you won't be interrupted or disturbed. You may not talk to anyone else by any means during the exam session, nor text or use your cell phone. The student and computer screen will be videotaped during the exam period for your professor to review if needed, so make sure you wear appropriate clothing. 

Here's a list of what you need: 

  • Laptop or Desktop Computer
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Webcam (built-in or external)
  • Microphone (built-in or external)
  • Windows or Mac Operating System
  • Chrome browser and proctoring extension downloaded & installed
  • Government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport)
  • A clear work area with only materials permitted by your instructor 

Make sure you follow the instructions below for the proctoring software needed for your test.

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