Testing information for faculty

Faculty interested in using the University Testing Center are welcome to contact the Center Coordinator, Justin Kavanagh, with questions. The Testing Center is operating in a limited capacity for Fall 2019, with plans to expand services over the coming academic year.

Current Testing Center capabilities and procedures

Testing room. Our testing room is equipped with 34 computer workstations. We are not currently able to administer paper exams.

Creating exams. Exams should be built into WebCampus or another LMS and password protected.

Submitting exams. Faculty securely submit exam information via a NevadaBox folder shared between the faculty member and the Testing Center. When submitting your exam, you specify the total allotted time, open/close dates, any approved materials or aids and the names and NSHE ID numbers of the students you expect to take the test.

Scheduling exams. Exams must be made available to students for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 calendar days. Students test asynchronously. We are not able to accommodate an entire class testing at once.

Exam appointments. Students can schedule appointments using our online form or in-person at the Testing Center.

A note on open-book exams

Faculty are encouraged to consider other testing arrangements for unmonitored, open-book, open-notes exams, or other exams where being proctored is not a requirement. Students allowed multiple aids (e.g., books, notes, calculators, etc.) can be distracting to other test takers. Also, space in the testing center is also at a premium. We appreciate your helping us to utilize our resources and staff as efficiently as possible.

Testing materials

The Testing Center considers the individual preference of faculty membera, along with the need for a secure testing environment. Learn more about the list of approved test aids faculty members may choose to permit during their exams.

Testing security

The University Testing Center provides a secure environment to administer exams on behalf of University of Nevada, Reno faculty and external partners. Learn more about our facilities, technology and policies and procedures.