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My online tests are proctored through Examity. What are the technical requirements for Examity proctoring, and how much does it cost?

What are the technical requirements for Examity proctoring?

  • You must use a computer with an ordinary monitor (i.e., a desktop or laptop). Mobile devices (phones or tablets) will not work with Examity. For the minimum system requirements, see http://www.examity.com/student.html.
  • You must have a webcam, and you must be able to move the webcam (or the laptop or monitor) to show the entire working space.
  • You must have a microphone (which is now routinely built in to laptops and desktop monitors).
  • Your internet connection must have a "speed" of at least 3 Mbps, both directions (download and upload). You can test your connection speed at Speedtest.net. If your connection speed is less than 3 Mbps, find another computer with a suitable connection, or ask your instructor about other options for the test environment.
  • The pop-up blocker in your browser must be disabled, for examity.com.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, you can email support@examity.com and arrange to do a system check with someone on Examity's support team.

How much does it cost?

  • The cost for an Examity session is paid by you, when you schedule a session.
  • A one-hour session with fulltime proctoring costs $17.50, and additional hours are $5.00 each (as of September 2014). Some instructors may opt for other levels of proctoring, with slightly lower costs for you.
  • Additional fees apply if you schedule a session less than 48 hours in advance.

How does it work?

  • The process is pictured nicely at Examity's site: http://www.examity.com/docs/blackboard_student_quick_guide.pdf.
  • Your instructor has to set up the "Examity EKUSSO" link, which will appear on the Tools page inside your Blackboard course. You must click that link to set up your Examity profile, and to set up your appointment for an Examity session, and when you are ready to start your test.
  • Remember that you must have credit card information ready when you schedule your session, and you must present the same photo ID when you take a test as the one you supplied with your profile.
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