Rigorous testing policies and procedures are required of an accredited university; therefore, every Online Learning course must include at least one mandatory exam that is administered in a proctored/supervised setting. Students who fail to complete all proctored examinations will not receive course credit. For instructions on the specific proctoring method used in your class, please refer to the course syllabus.
Testing at 365 Learning
If you live within a 100-mile radius from the University of Nevada, Reno, you will test in person at the 365 Learning testing room. If you live outside of a 100-mile radius from the University of Nevada, Reno, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for testing options.
Space is limited at the 365 Learning testing room. You must schedule an appointment at least two weeks in advance of your desired test date. The 365 Learning testing room is open 7:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Monday–Friday for testing. Please note that the last appointment time of the day is at 2:45 p.m. for exams with two-hour time limits. Testing ends at 4:45 p.m.; if you arrive late to your testing appointment, your time will be cut short. Exam appointments must be scheduled via the online scheduler in the WebCampus course site. Any cancellations and reschedules must be made online, up to 48 hours in advance; no cancellations or reschedules will be allowed over the phone or in person. Space is limited. If your desired date and time for a reschedule is not available or if the scheduler has closed, you must keep your scheduled appointment time.
Important note about exam appointments: 365 Learning may not be able to accommodate early check-ins to exam appointments or drop-in appointments. These last-minute changes will only be permitted if the testing schedule allows them. Drop-in exam appointments are strongly discouraged and will only be accommodated if space allows. Students who take their exams at the 365 Learning testing room without an appointment or at a time other than their scheduled appointment will be charged a $50 drop-in fee. If an exam appointment is scheduled but cannot be kept, it needs to be rescheduled via the online appointment scheduler. If the exam schedule is full or if the online schedule has closed, exam appointments cannot be rescheduled and students must keep their original appointments.
All students must review the testing policies listed below before accessing their proctored exam. During your testing session, once you have read the following information, you will need to click “Mark Reviewed” at the bottom of the Testing Policies page on WebCampus in order to begin your exam. These policies are accessed in the “Proctored Exams” module on WebCampus.
- Unless authorized to access other materials on your computer, you must remain within the exam site at all times. Attempting to access external websites and/or course materials in your WebCampus course site is never permitted and will invalidate your exam.
- You may not use notes or your book unless permitted by your instructor. Any unpermitted materials (including cell phones) must be put away out of sight before you begin your exam.
- If you are suspected of using unauthorized materials, your proctor will interrupt your testing session to confirm that you are in compliance of this policy; loss of time during these security checks will not be added to your overall exam time.
- If you are found using unauthorized materials of any kind (including cell phones, smart watches, etc.) your exam will be invalidated, and you will receive a failing mark on the exam.
- Your testing session will be recorded. If your proctor or a 365 Learning employee suspects that a violation of testing policies has occurred, a record of your activity will be consulted during and/or after the completion of the exam.
- If you are found in violation of testing policies during the exam, you will receive a failing mark on the exam, which will likely result in a failing grade for the course. In the case of suspected cheating, your instructor will be notified. In addition, cases of academic dishonesty are reported to the University’s Office of Student Conduct.
You will need to mark these policies as reviewed in order to access your exam. By clicking “Mark Reviewed” on the testing policies page, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these policies and agree to adhere to them.
Only click “Save and Submit” when you are completely finished with your exam. Submissions are final, so if you submit your exam without completing it, you will not be able to regain access to the exam.
Students are responsible for following and adhering to these testing room rules and procedures:
- Students may not leave the testing room for any reason (using the bathroom, adding money to the parking meter, making phone calls, etc.). Once an exam has started, it must be completed in one sitting.
- No materials of any kind may be used (unless specified on your exam instructions) and all personal items must be put away out of sight. Items of clothing, cell phones, books, etc., are not allowed on the exam desk.
- Cell phones, other “smart” devices, and any other electronic devices must be turned off/silenced and put away (out of view) throughout the entire exam.
- If you use scratch paper for your exam, all sheets must be turned in with your exam. If scratch paper is needed, please ask a 365 Learning staff member.
- If you are caught cheating in the 365 Learning testing room, your exam will be terminated immediately, deemed invalid, and you will be asked to leave. Receiving a “0” on an exam may result in failing the course.
- It is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions listed on the exam; please read instructions carefully prior to starting your exam.
- All students must follow and acknowledge the exam room rules.
Before you will be allowed to take your exam, you will need to confirm your identity with your proctor.
When you arrive at your test site, you must present picture and signature identification before the test will be administered. A driver’s license, passport, or UNR student ID card with a picture are the only forms of identification acceptable for this purpose. No other forms of ID will be accepted.
A note of caution regarding exams
Please be aware that certain actions may invalidate your test and result in a grade of “0”
- Cheating on an exam. Cheating immediately warrants a “0” on the test, possible failure in the course, or other disciplinary action as outlined in the University of Nevada, Reno General Catalog’s academic dishonesty policy.
- Leaving the testing area before the exam is completed. Once the exam has begun, you must sit for its duration. Breaks for any reason are not allowed. Also, whether you are testing in the 365 Learning testing room or with an off-site proctor (when applicable), be sure to park in a place that allows you ample time to take your test plus additional time for check-in, etc. Students are never allowed to leave a test to feed their parking meters and (for tests taken in Reno) the 365 Learning staff is unable to do so for them.
- Making notes or copying parts of the exam. You cannot take any notes away from the test site or write down any information about the exam, even if it’s intended only for personal use.
- Not scheduling an exam appointment time. Drop-ins at the 365 Learning testing room may not be accommodated and will be subject to a $50 drop-in fee.
- Not taking the exam within the specified date range. This will result in a “0.”