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Proctoring for Exams in Online Courses

Some online courses in the College of Arts & Sciences require proctoring for exams, where the exam is administered to the participating student by a trusted third party.

*except where individual departments have made on-campus arrangements; please see your syllabus for more information. Some courses are using automated proctoring during Academic Year 2020-2021 to meet the needs of remote and newly hybrid courses. Please contact the instructor of record to discuss any issues related to proctoring within a specific course. 

Below are proctoring services provided:

  • The Statistics lab proctoring center is officially closed as of May 29th 2016. 
  • within the Lexington area, the Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) campus on Leestown Rd. offers proctoring (see map for directions).
  • in Kentucky outside the Lexington area, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offers proctoring at many of their campuses throughout the state. Check the KCTCS website for instructions to arrange a proctoron one of the campuses. These are your responsibilities. Contact information for each campus is provided at KCTCS’ Proctored Test Sites web page.
  • in the USA outside Kentucky, in Canada, you may choose a proctor from one of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) participating institutions as identified at the NCTA website.
  • outside the USA, Canada, or the United Kingdom, or in remote areas and if you are unable to secure a proctoring facility from the pre-approved lists, please contact your course instructor as soon as possible to make other arrangements. Acceptable proctoring locations could include a public library, a local school or university, or a local place of worship.

NOTE: If your professor requires you to use an online proctoring service,  you will need to have a webcam with a microphone, headphones or speakers, a reliable, high-speed Internet connection, and a credit card.

  • Students using Respondus may find support information, including how to file a ticket and chat, on the Respondus website under the Technical Support section.
  • Students using ProctorU may find support by visiting the ProctorU help center and selecting Test-Taker; calling 855-772-8678; or starting a live chat. Additionally, test-takers can test their equipment prior to an exam by clicking the “Test My Equipment” button when they log into their ProctorU Account.

NOTE:  All services require you to bring a legal form of identification.

Student Conduct Code:

As a student enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences you are responsible for respecting the student conduct code established for the College and the University of Kentucky. The student conduct code forbids plagiarism, cheating, stealing, and dishonesty with respect to any and all coursework. You are required to do your own work and allow all other students the privilege and right to do the same.

If you need further clarification on any issue, especially plagiarism, or need to report a violation, contact the College of Arts & Sciences, Office of the Dean. Please take a moment to review section VI of student conduct code before beginning your course.