Biggio Center Testing Services

Biggio Center Testing Services is a unit of the Biggio Center for Teaching and Learning Center. The Biggio Center Testing Services (BTC) serves Auburn students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community with test administration, proctoring, and test reporting.

BTC is a member of the National College Testing Association and the Consortium of College Testing Centers, a network that facilitates distance education exams nationally and internationally.

Our Mission

In alignment with Auburn University’s mission and strategic plan, Biggio Center Testing Services is committed to providing a wide-range of tests (both traditional and online), to the university and surrounding communities, in a convenient and professional setting. Biggio Center Testing Services subscribes to and exceeds the National College Testing Association’s (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines by:

  • delivering a range of testing services in a quality testing environment that is safe, secure, accommodating, and aesthetically pleasing
  • adhering to stringent professional standards in testing services and providing an environment that enables test-takers to perform their best
  • providing outstanding, friendly, courteous, responsible, informative, accurate, and supportive customer service
  • providing assistance to students, faculty, and staff in meeting their needs for various curriculums and programs
  • collaborating with campus faculty and administrators, other colleges, universities, testing companies, and national organizations to stay up-to-date with the most recent changes in all facets of testing

Testing Announcements

Starting summer 2022 term we revert back to student-paid for virtual proctoring. These services are available for both on-campus and on-line classes.

Biggio Testing Services unit is available for proctoring in-person, campus-based assessments for no charge. For virtual proctoring, ProctorU and Respondus Monitor are the two options we support and recommend. HonorLock is no longer supported by Testing Services.

Cost Breakdown by Service

Biggio Testing Services (free)
Human proctors in an NCTA-certified testing center located in Biggin Hall proctor students on any electronic assessment. Your involvement can be as little or as much as you like. For example, you can create the password-protected quiz in Canvas and ask the Testing Center to take care of all student scheduling and proctoring. You may also use the Biggin Hall space to conduct a faculty-led exam with proctoring help from the Biggio Testing Services proctors. Email btctest@auburn.edu to get started.

ProctorU Record+ ($5 per exam paid by student)
Fully automated service with a professional proctored review at the end of each recorded session. ProctorU does the heavy lifting so instructors don’t waste time reviewing flags and can instead focus on their classes and students. Any suspicious behavior is flagged, and incident reports are filed and sent to the instructor for further review.
Record+ is recommended for regular or low-stakes quizzes needing virtual proctoring; this service does not require a scheduled launch.

ProctorU Review+ ($6 per exam paid by student)
Live proctored launch where a room pan will be conducted along with a technical environmental check to remove non-permitted resources. After the test taker launches their exam, the proctor leaves, and they are switched to an automated approach where at the end of the session, a professional proctor will review the recorded session for any suspicious behavior. Any suspicious behavior is flagged, and incident reports are filed and sent to the instructor for further review.
Review+ is recommended for most exams, particularly those for which students are allowed specific materials such as a particular calculator. Students will have to schedule a time to take the exam, and instructors must configure the testing window appropriately.

ProctorU Live+ ($15 per exam paid by Student; recommended for international students in a foreign country)
Fully proctored from beginning to end. Live proctored launch where a room pan will be conducted along with a technical environmental check to remove non-permitted resources. If any suspicious behavior is detected during the session, the proctor can intervene in real time and escalate to an intervention specialist if needed. Any suspicious behavior is flagged, and incident reports are filed and sent to the instructor for further review.
Live+ is required for most international students, particularly those in countries with strong firewall protections. The cost to the student is $15 per exam so we encourage faculty to be thoughtful about selecting this option.

Respondus Monitor ($15 per year for student, unlimited classes/quizzes)
AI-based proctoring only (no human involvement). Faculty should review AI-flagged videos post-session to ensure academic integrity. The product builds on Respondus LockDown Browser with recorded video and screen recording.
Respondus Monitor is recommended for classes with multiple regular quizzes (e.g. daily/weekly). Monitor is also a low-cost solution if there is coordination across a program with multiple that students will take over 12-months.

Testing Processes

Last modified: June 7, 2022