Exam Proctoring

Not all courses will include tests. Alternatives to tests might include: papers, discussion groups, homework assignments, portfolios, and/or projects.

Proctored Tests

Some courses require proctored tests to be administered by an institution near the student’s location. A proctored exam is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while they are taking an exam.

Due to the “sunsetting” of UNC Online, beginning May 15, 2022, Respondus Monitor will be the only ECU proctoring option and face-to-face proctoring at the ECU Proctoring Center will pause.

There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations.

Tips for Taking Electronic Tests
  • Take practice tests and quizzes.
  • Familiarize yourself with how the test will be conducted. Is it timed or un-timed, when does it have to be taken, can you take it more than once?
  • Make sure that you won’t be interrupted or disturbed while taking the test.
  • Have all the materials you will need with you before beginning.
  • If it is timed, keep track of the time and pace yourself.