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Faculty Request Forms

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.

OPEN LAB HOURS

Open lab hours are provided on select mornings and evenings, to better accommodate online students who do not reside on campus, or working students who must make up an exam outside of regularly scheduled class time. Please call Testing Services to inquire about open lab hours.

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

ALTERNATE TEST LOCATIONS

Where live proctoring is not an issue, faculty are encouraged to consider other testing options, such as Respondus Lockdown with monitor; which students can take from any computer with internet access and a webcam. Faculty may require the student to download and install the Respondus Lockdown Browser to complete the online assessment on a personal computer.

Respondus Lockdown with monitor is also available to students at the following campus locations.

  • Lyman Beecher Brooks Library - Open Computer Lab
  • Nursing and General Education Building - Room 102
  • Brown Memorial Hall - Room 110

Please remember that space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

NSU Faculty Test Proctoring Request Form

Faculty may schedule The NSU Testing Center, or other authorized campus computer lab, for proctored testing by submitting theNSU Test Proctoring Request Form.

  • Faculty requests for proctored testing in the NSU Testing Center must be received at least 5 working days prior to the anticipated test day.
  • Approval of requests for proctored testing in the Testing Center will be based on availability of computer workstations.
  • 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

Exam Requests
To better ensure availability of a testing time frame, faculty should submit exam requests on the NSU Test Proctoring Request form, as soon as possible.

  • Preference 1: Submit all exam requests for the semester at the beginning of the term. You can now request multiple test dates on a single form.
  • Preference 2: Submit the requests as you are able during the semester, with at least one week notice (5 business days).

Note: Faculty will be approved for blocks of testing time. This will eliminate the need for students to individually call or come to the office to confirm an appointment for a faculty scheduled exam.

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.

Class Roster and Other Required Information
In addition to the NSU Test Proctoring Request Form, once approved, faculty must submit a class roster listing the students scheduled for the test, a faculty generated password for the test, and any other materials required for the test to testing center@nsu.edu.

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.