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ProctorU Available for All Courses Beginning in Spring 2020

The University of South Carolina awarded a contract to ProctorU in 2017 for remote online test proctoring as a result of an RFP process. ProctorU’s service is currently being offered to those teaching blended and online courses. However, beginning with the Spring 2020 semester, individuals teaching courses through any modality (traditional/face-to-face (F2F), blended, or online) may use ProctorU’s service.


Cost of Using ProctorU

ProctorU’s fee model includes a fee per test which ranges from $8.00 to $14.00 based on the length of the test. Students use a credit card to pay this fee directly to ProctorU when registering for the test proctoring. Please noted that if a student is taking a blended or online course, the faculty can work with the Office of Distributed Learning to provide free test proctoring at ODL’s testing center.  Due to space constraints, this monitoring is not available for those teaching traditional/Face-to-face courses at this time.


Benefits and Best Practices for Using ProctorU

ProctorU’s service has many benefits including providing a secure environment to identify potential academic integrity violations during the online test taking timeframe and allowing students the flexibility to take tests at various times as determined by the faculty/instructor.  Additional benefits of using ProctorU include

  • Live proctor, multi-factor identify verification of test-taker using photo ID and option to enable knowledge based challenge questions.
  • Live technical support available before and during exam.
  • Timeline view of proctoring events including full session recording of webcam and computer/exam activity, and any suspected academic integrity incidents.
  • LTI integration with Blackboard.

 Additional information about and resources for those using ProctorU can be found on the Office of Distributed Learning’s test proctoring page. If you would like use ProctorU, please contact Shannon Carson at or call 803-777-2189.

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