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Reminders about Testing Center Policies and Procedures, Summer 2020

Important: Please see Proctored Testing Updates for the most current information about proctored testing during the university closure.

Examity: Distance Only!

We have updated our procedures to better enforce the remote, distance-only restriction for Examity. Instructors may contact to make Examity available for their remote, distance students (not main campus students) after submitting the request for services. Eligible students with Examity as their designated proctor will receive an activation email to create a new Examity profile and account after their accounts are set up with us. Full student instructions are available in our knowledgebase. There will no longer be an Examity link in your course site.

Security Enhancements on Main Campus

In order to increase the ability of proctors in our main campus testing facility to monitor examinees, we will be using IP-based exam security rather than passwords in Canvas exams whenever possible. This applies to the Testing Center as well as the Student Disability Resource Center, but does NOT currently apply to remote, off-campus testing centers. If we're able to use this approach with your exams, we will reach out to you with simple instructions.

We will also be piloting this approach with courses that combine main campus students with remote online students. We will be reaching out to instructors to discuss a method for these courses.

Policy Reminder on Missed Exams/Makeups

Instructors who need to schedule makeup exams for students with excused absences should contact us at to request makeup times. Whenever possible, makeups will be scheduled the Monday and Tuesday following the exam window. Please note that due to testing center traffic or unforeseen circumstances, we cannot guarantee that makeup appointments will be available, so instructors may have to make other proctoring arrangements in these cases.

Students who contact us directly about makeups (including missed appointments or failure/inability to sign up during the testing window) are referred to their instructor’s published course policy for guidance if there are no appointments available. Our suggested syllabus language can help students better understand their responsibilities.

Two-week Registration Window for Exam Appointments Continues

We will continue to open registration for exams on main campus by close of business on Monday two weeks prior to an exam's start date. We recommend that instructors add calendar reminders for students until our new, custom registration system is implemented (target late 2020).

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