Student guide to Proctorio

Proctorio is an online proctoring tool integrated in WebCampus Quizzes. Proctorio makes it easier to take proctored exams/quizzes. You can take an exam on any computer with internet connection at your convenience within the exam availability window. During the exam, Proctorio records your screen activities, your physical movements and the testing environment. The recording will be reviewed by your instructor.

Learn about Proctorio and how it works in this short video

Using Proctorio

  • What do you need to make Proctorio work?

    Proctorio only works in Chrome. Proctorio requires the use of the Google Chrome browser and the Proctorio extension. Download the Chrome browser and the Proctorio extension if needed.

    Students need a webcam and a microphone connected to their computer (not iPad or other tablets) with internet connection (wired internet connection highly recommended) and their University-issued student ID or a government-issued photo ID for identity check. They may also be asked to show the room where they plan to take their exam. If students do not have access to a webcam and microphone, please see the webcam alternatives page for more information.

  • How to use Proctorio

    Proctorio is easy to use. It will perform computer readiness test, identity check, and test environment (your room) check. The system will guide you through this procedure when you are ready to take the proctored exam. Below are the procedures of using Proctorio:

    1. In the Chrome browser, go to the course, and click on the exam. (You will be prompted to download and install the Proctorio extension if you don't have it installed yet).
    2. Click on the Take the Quiz button to start.
      [Figure 1] Screenshot of the quiz status page in WebCampus, showing a quiz titled Quiz 1 (Remotely Proctored) with some standard quiz parameters listed and the Instructions section containing the text 'This is exam is proctored by Proctorio' followed by a Take the Quiz button.
      [Figure 1] Screenshot of the quiz status page in WebCampus, showing a quiz titled Quiz 1 (Remotely Proctored) with some standard quiz parameters listed and the Instructions section containing the text 'This is exam is proctored by Proctorio' followed by a Take the Quiz button.".

    3. You will be taken to a page with the information on what is restricted and what information is collected during the exam. It also checks to make sure you don't have multiple displays or browser tabs/windows open.
      [Figure 2] Screenshot of the instructions and restrictions that show on the screen prior to conducting the exam pre-checks. The header on this screen is labeled Instructions and the sections within are 'Before you can continue, please do the following:' and 'During the exam the following will be restricted:'. The contents of the sections will vary depending on the parameters of the exam.
      [Figure 2] Screenshot of the instructions and restrictions that show on the screen prior to conducting the exam pre-checks. The header on this screen is labeled Instructions and the sections within are 'Before you can continue, please do the following:' and 'During the exam the following will be restricted:'. The contents of the sections will vary depending on the parameters of the exam.

    4. Close all other open tabs/windows, if applicable.
    5. Then you can proceed to click on the Start exam pre-checks button/link at the lower right-hand corner of the page. (Note: The Start exam pre-checks button/link is not available if you have multiple tabs/windows/displays open).
      [Figure 3] Screenshot of the 'Start exam pre-checks' button.
      [Figure 3] Screenshot of the 'Start exam pre-checks' button.

    6. Proctorio will begin to perform System Diagnostics Test. It will check the readiness of the webcam, microphone, internet connection and your computer desktop. Both WebCampus and Google will ask for permission to access your webcam and microphone and you will need to allow the access. You will also need to share your entire screen with Proctorio.
    7. Click on the screen in the pop-up window and Share.
    8. When all this is completed, you will see you have passed the initial system checks (the icons for the web-cam, microphone, internet connection and desktop are all green with check mark).
      [Figure 6] Screenshot of the Systems Diagnostics Test results with text indicating that initial system checks were passed. Four icons are displayed with accompanying check marks. The icons are labeled and show graphical representations of a webcam, microphone, internet connection and desktop.
      [Figure 6] Screenshot of the Systems Diagnostics Test results with text indicating that initial system checks were passed. Four icons are displayed with accompanying check marks. The icons are labeled and show graphical representations of a webcam, microphone, internet connection and desktop.

    9. You will then see yourself live on the screen.
      [Figure 5] Screenshot of the WebCam Image Test screen, showing some brief instructions and a preview of what the camera sees. A button below this preview says: “Begin camera test”.
      [Figure 5] Screenshot of the system diagnostic test. A preview of what the camera sees is shown on the screen, with a link that says 'Don't see yourself above?'. There is a Next button at the bottom of the dialog.

    10. Proctorio will test your microphone level if audio recording is required by the instructor.
      [Figure 6] Screenshot of the microphone leveldiagnostic test. A levels indicator icon is highlighted in green when the microphone is picking up audio.
      [Figure 6] Screenshot of the microphone level diagnostic test. A levels indicator icon is highlighted in green when the microphone is picking up audio.

    11. Next, you will be required to show your photo ID to the webcam for an identity check.
      [Figure 7] Screenshot of the photo ID verificationtest. A greenbounding boxhighlights the area in the center of the screen where the ID is to be held.
      [Figure 7] Screenshot of the photo ID verification test. A green bounding box highlights the area in the center of the screen where the ID is to be held.

    12. A webcam image test will be performed.
      Screenshot of the webcam image test screen, showing some brief instructions and a preview of what the camera sees. A button below this preview says: “Begin camera test.
      [Figure 8] Screenshot of the webcam image test screen, showing some brief instructions and a preview of what the camera sees. A button below this preview says: “Begin camera test.

    13. When all this is completed, you will be required to read and accept the Exam Agreement. Once you click on “I accept, begin exam now” button, the exam will start and Proctorio will begin recording as well
      Screenshot of the Exam Agreement confirmation dialog. The results of the webcam tests are shown in the middle of the dialog as images, and below is a statement affirming agreement to the Proctorio terms, A button that says “I accept, begin exam now” is circled in red.
      [Figure 9] Screenshot of the Exam Agreement confirmation dialog. The results of the webcam tests are shown in the middle of the dialog as images, and below is a statement affirming agreement to the Proctorio terms, A button that says “I accept, begin exam now” is circled in red.

    14. During the exam, all screen activities and your physical movement will be recorded. Note that there is a floating bar at the bottom of the screen saying "Proctorio is sharing your screen". DO not click on "Stop sharing link/button. This will kick you out of the exam.
      [Figure 8] Screenshot of floating bar that says “Proctorio is sharing your screen” with a Stop sharing button and a hide link.
      [Figure 8] Screenshot of floating bar that says “Proctorio is sharing your screen” with a Stop sharing button and a hide link.

    15. When you finish the exam, just click the Submit button/link. The recording will stop.

    If you have any questions or concerns about Proctorio, please visit Support at Proctorio.