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Student Online Remote Testing

Norfolk State University is committed to upholding standards of academic and testing integrity, while addressing issues of equity, privacy, and “other factors that may unfairly affect students’ performance.”   Prior to each online proctor session, students will be required to read, or have read to them, the NSU online academic integrity statement.  Students will be required to verbally, in writing, or by other appropriate means, agree to abide by the statement; which reads as follows:

NSU Academic Online Integrity Statement

By launching this exam, I acknowledge that I am aware of and will abide by the Norfolk State University Academic Honor Code contained in the Student Handbook, which states “Students will conduct themselves ethically and responsibly, safeguarding their own integrity and that of the community. In fairness to themselves and in justice to others, students will not lie, cheat or steal others’ ideas, nor will they tolerate egregious behavior in others. Students will avoid deception and collusion whenever they engage in academic activities offered under the auspices of NSU.” 

I am aware that this exam is video monitored to protect the rights of all test takers in obtaining a fair and accurate score. Personal data collected will be limited to University authorized use and will be protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and all other applicable federal and state regulations.

As a scholar, I will scrupulously avoid plagiarism and select high-quality research sources and cite them correctly. I further attest that I have used no notes, materials, or other aids except those permitted by the instructor.

As an online student, I acknowledge that using the Internet or social media as a platform for inappropriately sharing information is academic misconduct. The sharing of NSU resources online, without permission, via social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is also subject to the regulations regarding plagiarism and collusion.

The University may impose applicable sanctions as a result of a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

NSU Online Remote Proctor Procedures

Student Responsibilities in Advance of the Online Remote Proctor Session

  1. Schedule the proctor session with the Testing Center or instructor at least one week in advance of the exam.
  2. Arrange to test in a well-lit, quiet environment that is conducive to maximum test performance.
  3. Perform a self-test of the computer and browser functionality in advance of the test.
  4. Request the loan of an NSU computer or webcam from Office of Information Technology (OIT), if financially unable to provide one for the proctor session. 
  5. Notify the Testing Center or instructor at least two days in advance, or as soon as possible, if it becomes necessary to reschedule or cancel the proctor session.
  6. Arrive to the live proctor session at least fifteen minutes in advance of the scheduled appointment.
  7. Properly position the webcam. The ideal placement of the webcam is a location that allows the proctor to view the student, screen and workstation.
  8. If allowed for the exam, place scratch paper, pencil and other allowed items on the desk or table where the exam will be taken.


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

  1. Login into your course – Login and navigate to Bb Collaborate Ultra (either under Tools or Ask the Professor), click the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Link, and then click your designated remote proctoring session.
  2. Join your remote proctoring session – Beginning your proctored session starts with joining your Bb Collaborate meeting session, setting up and testing your camera and microphone, and waiting for your proctor to join.
  3. Confirm your identity - Once Connected to Testing Services – you must confirm your video, and Internet connection quality. You will also be required to show your Student ID, display your testing environment, agree to the NSU Academic Online Integrity Statement.
  4. Clear cell phones, smartwatches, and all other prohibited devices from the desk or table.
  5. No other computer monitors, screens or tablets should be on during the exam.
  6. Return to your Blackboard Test - Click on Bb Tab (Top of browser) to return to the test canvas where your assessment was located
  7. Start the test - When you click “Begin” you will be prompted for a test password
  8. Enter your Proctor issued password - Testing Services will provide you with a Test Password that will allow you to take your test online
  9. Your camera is to remain on for the entirety of the exam.

Additional Student Responsibilities

  • No headsets or earplugs are allowed.
  • All communication devices in the room must be silenced.
  • Students are not allowed to talk or communicate with others during the proctor session.
  • Only the test‐taker is permitted to enter the room once the exam is launched.
  • Consequences for violating testing protocol may result in invalidation of test results.