Testing Services has partnered with SmarterProctoring, a Test Management System to help facilitate proctored exams. It will make all of our scheduling a one-stop shop. We originally partnered with Smarter Proctoring in April 2015 as an alternate. SmarterProctoring works within Canvas LMS and meets Auburn University criteria for ensuring the validity and integrity of proctored exams. It will allow you to see all your students who have registered to take an exam, when and where. It will be your choice to allow students to schedule their exam with either AU Testing Services, an approved online proctoring services or approved proctors at other locations. Faculty who do not use Canvas can still schedule their exams by simply publishing the exam in Canvas to have their students uploaded from Banner.
Students should be advised via your syllabus, exams taken with Biggio Testing Services is free of charge to Auburn students. However, if a student is approved to use a third party proctor…. “Third-party proctoring is provided by outside vendors on a fee basis paid directly to that vendor. Third-party proctors are not a Biggio Center or Auburn University service. By default, third-party vendors are paid by the student taking the exam. Your department may choose the option to pre-pay proctoring fees. Prior to a student being able to take their exam with a third-party proctor, that exam must be setup with the proctor by the instructor. Third-party proctoring does not require Canvas, while some proctors do have the option of integrating with your Canvas course, exams may be setup directly with the proctoring service.
To use SmarterProctoring in scheduling your exams, start by making it active within your course: http://auburn.edu/img/apps/canvas/teachers/f_integrate_smarterproct/
- Click SmarterProctoring in the left navigation panel, and follow the instructions to setup your course.
- Once you setup your course click “Add Exam” from the course. Then complete the “Add Exam” form inside of SmarterProctoring making sure that all information concerning the exam has been added to the form. If you are setting up an exam that has been published in Canvas you should see it listed in the drop down menu at the top of the form.
- After completing the add exam form, instruct your students to go to SmarterProctoring within their course in Canvas and schedule with Auburn Testing services or one of the other options you have made available.
(Note: Under the Proctor Types please make sure that “Institution Testing Centers” is selected so that Auburn Testing Services will be available for your students. You can also select other options for your students including other testing centers, and/or virtual proctoring for those students away from the University.)
If you have questions and or require additional information about this service, contact Ernestine Morris-Stinson at (334) 844-3114 or via email email@example.com.
If you are having difficulty using the SmarterProctoring system, please contact Andrew Davis at Andrew@smarterservices.com or (205) 994-6264.
Schedule Biggin for Faculty-Led Exams
To request use of Biggin Hall for Faculty-Led exams, please complete the form below, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the faculty name, course name / number, dates requested and the number of students. You will receive an email confirmation once your requested times have been approved.
Usage requests for the Biggin Testing Center will be accepted starting mid-semester of the prior semester until the first day of classes. After this deadline, faculty can still request the Biggin Testing Center, but availability may be limited.
Testing Materials Upload
This form is only for uploading testing materials after your exam has been scheduled and approved. If you have not already scheduled your exam, please visit https://cws.auburn.edu/big to request an exam time.Please do not submit additional testing materials until your exam time has been approved.
- Faculty must provide their online passwords and testing instructions at least one week in advance.
- Please remember to extend the time limit for students whose ADA accommodations allow for extended time.
- Please specify whether the exam should be opened in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or another browser.
- Please indicate whether the Respondus Lockdown browser will be used.
Setting up Third-Party Proctoring
Third-party proctoring is provided by outside vendors on a fee basis paid directly to that vendor. Third-party proctors are not a Biggio Center or Auburn University service. By default, third-party vendors are paid by the student taking the exam. Your department may choose the option to pre-pay proctoring fees.
Prior to a student being able to take their exam with a third-party proctor, that exam must be setup with the proctor by the instructor. Third-party proctoring does not require Canvas, while some proctors do have the option of integrating with your Canvas course, exams may be setup directly with the proctoring service.
ProctorU is an online proctoring service that AU faculty can use to administer exams to students. Students can take their exams on any computer with a webcam and reliable high speed internet. For more information about this service, please visit the ProctorU website and the information page the Biggio Center has created to help faculty and students use this service.
Examity is now available for remote test proctoring. Examity is integrated with Canvas and will be available beginning with the Summer 2015 semester. Examity provides flexibility in selecting the appropriate level of test-security, ADA-compliant testing, and fully transparent exam tracking.
SmarterProctoring is also available for use within Canvas. SmarterProctoring allows students to schedule their exam through either AU Testing Services, approved online proctoring services, or approved proctors at other locations from within Canvas. For more information, please view the SmarterProctoring informational PDF.