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Faculty Request Guidelines

A primary Testing Services goal is to meet the needs of faculty and students by facilitating test administrations in a manner that ensures the quality, efficiency, and integrity of academic testing. Quality testing services are delivered in a secure and distraction-free environment in accordance with National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines.

TESTING SERVICES HOURS OF OPERATION

Exams should be scheduled to start no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and to end no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., daily.  Evening hours are available by appointment.

Faculty should consider Testing Services hours of operation prior to requesting computer based test proctoring.

ONLINE REMOTE PROCTORING OPTIONS

The two specific types of online remote proctoring to be provided at NSU include live remote proctoring with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and automated remote proctoring with Blackboard Respondus Lockdown and Respondus Monitor.

Testing Services staff in collaboration with NSU faculty will provide live remote proctoring; as needed for students who use Chromebooks, Linux, or other computer platforms that do not directly support Respondus Lockdown Browser.


Live remote proctoring may also be used by faculty to proctor authentic assessments performed by students from home or other remote sites.

LIVE ONLINE REMOTE PROCTORING

Instructor Responsibilities for Live Online Remote Proctoring by Testing Services

  1. The instructor completes the Remote Proctoring Form online. (in Blackboard faculty resources or on the Testing Services home page)
  2. Testing Services sends a confirmation with date/time to the instructor via a Microsoft Outlook meeting request.
  3. The instructor creates Remote Proctoring Session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  4. *The suggested naming convention is Remote Proctor - Class ID, Instructor’s Last Name.
  5. The instructor accepts or proposes a new time for the Microsoft Outlook invite from Testing Services by responding to the Microsoft Outlook meeting request. The instructor adds the Blackboard Collaborate Remote Proctoring Session link to the email Reply body.
  6. The instructor finalizes the remote proctoring schedule confirmation and provides the test password via telephone with the Office of Testing Services. *Test password is found in the Respondus LDB test settings.
  7. The instructor sets any necessary test options (e.g. Date/Time/Duration/Test User Exceptions) to ensure that only the approved students can take the exam at the specified date and time.

OEL Instructor Checklist for Online Remote Proctor Session on Day of Test:

  1. Student – Logs into course and navigates to Ask the Professor (other location designated by the instructor), then clicks the Blackboard Collaborate Remote Proctoring Session link. This connects the student to the Remote Proctor in Testing Services.
  2. Testing Services – Confirms video, audio, and connection quality of the student’s connection. Verifies that the student matches his/her ID and surveys the testing environment.
  3. Student - Agrees to the Academic Integrity Statement displayed or read by Testing Services.
  4. Testing Services – Releases test password to student.
  5. Student - Remains in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session, uses browser tabs to return to the course and enters the test.
  6. Test Completion – Testing window is closed by the student. Testing Services reports any integrity outcome to the instructor.

AUTOMATED ONLINE REMOTE PROCTORING 

Where live proctoring is not required, faculty are encouraged to consider other testing options, such as Respondus Lockdown Browser with monitor; which students can take from any computer with internet access and a webcam. 

Students will be required to download and install the Respondus Lockdown Browser  and must have a webcam to complete the online assessment on a personal computer.

Testing Services staff can assist faculty in adding Respondus options to new or existing Blackboard exams.  

For additional assistance or information on Respondus Lockdown, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at nsuonline@nsu.edu.

NSU Faculty Test Proctoring Request Form

  • Faculty requests for proctored testing by NSU Testing Services must be received at least 5 working days prior to the anticipated test day.
  • Approval of requests for proctored testing will be based on availability of testing staff.
  • Requests must be made on the official NSU Test Proctoring Request Form.
  • Phone requests will not be accepted.
  • Proctoring will not be provided in the Testing Center for paper exams.

Faculty Responsibility


Student Notification
It is faculty responsibility to inform students of the approved date(s) and time(s) that testing will take place in the Testing Center.

Change of Test Date
It is faculty responsibility to re-submit the NSU Test Proctoring Request Form in accordance with the 5 day advanced notice requirement, if they wish to change the date and time of proctored testing.

Special Accommodations
It is faculty responsibility to arrange for special test accommodations for persons with disabilities through the Office of Accessibility Services/ International Students(OASIS) program.

If authorized by OASIS, faculty can add an "Exception" for qualified students in Blackboard by editing test options to allow for extended time; when that is the required accommodation.

Performing Item analysis on blackboard exams

  • After your exam has been administered you can perform Item Analysis in Blackboard to measure the effectiveness of test items for assessing student learning.