Using Proctorio's lock down settings

Proctorio’ s features can be scaled back, so it works only as a secure browser. Proctorio’s secure browser options restrict some browser functionality during the exam. Functionality that can be restricted includes:

  • Block downloads
  • Disable printing
  • No new browser tabs once test has begun
  • Close any other open browser tabs
  • Disable clipboard
  • Disable right-click

As a reminder, Proctorio is not required for Spring 2020 courses. In general, it should only be used for high-stakes exams such as mid-terms and finals.

Setting up Proctorio’s lock down options

In order to use Proctorio as a secure browser, follow the instructions below when setting up your quiz (exam) in WebCampus.

Step 1. Go to the Quizzes in your WebCampus Course.

Step 2. Click on title of the quiz where you want to use Proctorio.

Step 3. On the Quiz information page that loads, click on the Edit button.

Screen clipping of the Quiz Restrictions area of the Quiz settings page in WebCampus. “Enable Proctorio Secure Exam Proctor” is selected. The “Require an access code” setting is shown locked in the enabled position, this becomes enables when Proctorio is enabled.]
[Figure 1] Screen clipping of the Quiz Restrictions area of the Quiz settings page in WebCampus. “Enable Proctorio Secure Exam Proctor” is selected. The “Require an access code” setting is shown locked in the enabled position, this becomes enables when Proctorio is enabled.]

Step 4. On the quiz settings page, scroll down and click the checkbox next to “Enable Proctorio Secure Exam Proctor”.

Step 5. Scroll up and click on the Proctorio Settings tab.

Screen clipping of the Proctorio Exam Settings page in WebCampus. Recording Options and Lock Down Options are shown. Under “Recording Options,” Record Screen and Record Web Traffic are selected. Under “Lock Down Options,” Moderate (Force Full Screen), Only One Screen, In Quiz Links Only, Close Open Tabs, Disable Printing, Disable Clipboard, Block Downloads, Clear Cache, Disable Right Click and Re-entry with Agent are selected.]
[Figure 2] Screen clipping of the Proctorio Exam Settings page in WebCampus. Recording Options and Lock Down Options are shown. Under “Recording Options,” Record Screen and Record Web Traffic are selected. Under “Lock Down Options,” Moderate (Force Full Screen), Only One Screen, In Quiz Links Only, Close Open Tabs, Disable Printing, Disable Clipboard, Block Downloads, Clear Cache, Disable Right Click and Re-entry with Agent are selected.]

Step 6. On the Proctorio settings page, enable the following options:

  • Under Recording Options:
    • Record Screen
    • Record Web Traffic
  • Under Lock Down Options:
    • Moderate (Force Full Screen)
    • Only one Screen
    • In Quiz Links Only
    • Close Open Tabs
    • Disable Printing
    • Disable Clipboard
    • Block Downloads
    • Clear Cache
    • Disable Right Click
    • Re-entry with Agent
  • Under Verification Options:
    • None selected
  • In-Quiz Tools
    • Use these as appropriate for your content. If not needed, leave un-selected.

Step 7. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page to save your quiz settings.

Note: These are recommended settings, you can choose to turn on or off any one of these settings as appropriate.

Additional resources

More information on the specific function of each Proctorio setting can be found on the following pages: