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Testing Remotely: Remote Assessment Solutions

This page outlines remote assessment tools and resources for faculty. ProctorU Review+ is offered by the university at no cost to students. A new assessment tool, Respondus LockDown Browser, is now available for instructors to use. Both Review+ and Respondus LockDown require a Blackboard assessment. The Testing Center will offer exam conversion services by request.

Promoting Academic Integrity in a Remote Assessment Environment

There are many solutions in addition to remote proctoring which serve to promote academic integrity — these can include assessment design, use of LMS technical features, and explicit conversation with students to introduce academic integrity concepts. Instructors are encouraged to review the suggestions in the “Best Practices for Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Courses and Exams” guide.

Review Academic Integrity Best Practices 

Available Assessment Tools

ProctorU Review+

Review+ is a service from ProctorU that relies on A.I. based monitoring, as well as live proctors who review the entire footage of students’ exam sessions. This tool requires a stable internet connection and is recommended for medium to high stakes exams. Exams are administered on-demand, without an appointment.

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Respondus LockDown

Respondus LockDown is a web browser that restricts access to other webpages, applications, and keyboard shortcuts until the test is submitted. LockDown does not include monitoring functionality, it is typically used in a proctored setting. It is recommended for use with exams or quizzes that are low to medium stakes.

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Converting Paper & Pencil Exams to Blackboard

Test Conversion

If you would like to have your paper and pencil tests converted to Blackboard assessments, please submit a support request to the Help Desk. Be sure to attach your exam in Microsoft Word or PDF format. You should also include the Course IDs of the Blackboard course sites that the test should be uploaded to. See this article for more information on locating the Course ID. Please make your request at least 14 days prior to the intended exam date.

Submit a request