Exam Proctoring

Some Online courses require the use of a Proctor for exams. Depending on the course and term you are taking courses with UW Colleges Online you will have different options for having your exam proctored.

Proctored Courses

  • AST 100
  • BIO 101, 141, 282
  • BUS 201, 243
  • CHE 203, 250
  • ECO 243
  • EGR 105, 201, 202, 203, 282
  • HIS 272
  • MAT 081, 091, 105, 108, 110, 113, 210, 221, 222, 223, 234, 271
  • MLG 100
  • PSY 210

Course Proctoring Information

Your course uses the remote proctoring service Examity in at least one exam this term. The dates and times of the exams are provided through the course calendar.

Examity proctors your exam remotely by capturing your screen activity and through your computer's webcam. A proctor will guide you through the exam process or check you in before you begin your exam. See the Examity FAQ website for more information.

Before you take your first exam, you will need to register with Examity through your course. The Examity system is integrated into your UW College's account, so you will not need to create a new username and password.

Preparing for the term

In order to prepare for the term you will need to do a few things:

  1. Make sure you have a webcam or that the webcam on your laptop is in working order. You can check this at www.testmycam.com.
  2. Test the computer from your location to ensure you have sufficient internet speed: at least 3 MPS upload and download speed. You can test your internet speed at www.speedtest.net.
  3. Download and review the Examity User's Guide.
  4. Register with Examity by visiting the link on the coure's homepage. See Registration information below.
  5. Check the course's exam dates and times for the proctored exams and schedule a time to take these exams in Examity.

Register with Examity as soon as possible. You will not be able to take your course's proctored exams without an Examity registration or an exam appointment.

Examity Set-up registration

The set-up regisration consists of the following 2 steps:

Accessing the system

  • You can access Examity through the link on your course’s Homepage.
  • When you click on the Examity link it will take you to your Examity dashboard, which is used for all courses that use Examity.

Creating your profile

  • You will need to update your profile by creating 3 unique security questions.
  • You will also need to upload a government-issued picture ID (such as Driver's license or State ID). You will need to have this ID with you every time you take a test (for verification purposes) so make sure you use an ID that you have regular access to.
  • Be sure to also update your time zone. By default, Examity is set for Eastern Dayligh Savings Time (EDT).
  • Once you have finished setting up your account, you will be able to schedule exam appointments during the time period of the exams. Please schedule your exam more than 24 hours in advance. If you need to schedule in less than 24 hours in advance, you will have to use the on-demand scheduling option, which will include additional fees.


Late appointment and no-show fees

Your exam schedule may be adjusted within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. However, if you fail to meet an appointment you may be charged a no-show fee by Examity.

Examity can accomodate appointments in under 24 hour notice, but charge a late-schedulding fee for this service.

Examity Assistance

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Examity’s technical support team 24/7 via email at support@examity.com, phone them at (855)-392-6489, contact your instructor, or the One Stop Center at 877-449-1877 - uwconlinesupport@uwc.edu.

Accessibility Considerations

Please contact the UW Colleges Accessibility Services Office to request special accomodations for your course's proctored exams. You instructor will make arrangments with Examity to help meet student accomodation needs.

Students with Disabilities Accommodation

If you are a student with a disability and have an approved Individualized Accommodation Plan indicating you need a reader for tests, you will need to find a proctor who is also willing to read your exams to you. In addition to submitting your proctor form, please send an email to uwconlinesupport@uwc.edu confirming your proctor is also a reader. We will then provide your proctor with the necessary Reader Expectations for Examinations and Quizzes information. Only students with reader services recommended on UW Colleges approved Individualized Accommodation Plans are eligible for this accommodation service. We will provide your proctor with the Reader Expectations for Examinations and Quizzes.

Important: Please be aware that you must present a photo ID (e.g., UW Colleges ID or driver license) to your proctor to confirm your identity when you arrive at the testing site. Proctors are required to check your photo ID before allowing you to take  an examination.