Texas Tech University

For Faculty

New Online Proctoring Solution Available

By Ron Nail, Program Manager, Emerging Technologies

A new online proctoring solution, Proctorio, is now available for online classes this fall. Proctorio is an online proctoring tool with identity verification, test monitoring, and a number of other features to ensure academic integrity. It is integrated into Blackboard and required no changes to the content of your course and no extra software downloads are necessary. However, Google Chrome is required for both instructors and students.

Unlike other online proctoring services, Proctorio does not employ the use of facial recognition, biometrics, or external human based proctors to monitor the student while they take the exam. Proctorio will record the students' identity via webcam and, depending upon the exam settings controlled by individual instructors, monitor the exam attempt in various ways. A multitude of privacy provisions have been established to ensure student privacy and FERPA compliance.

Proctorio has no file access of any kind. Proctorio cannot and will not access any of the students' personal documents.

Proctorio is only available to online/regional site courses. Proctorio is not available to face to face classes per our licensing agreement.

To request Proctorio for your course(s), please fill out the Proctorio request form.

Further information about Proctorio can also be found on our website.



Any faculty member wanting to use Proctorio will be required to include the statement below within their syllabus:

All students must review the syllabus and the requirements including the online terms and video testing requirements to determine if they wish to remain in the course. Enrollment in the course is an agreement to abide by and accept all terms. Any student may elect to drop or withdraw from this course before the end of the drop/add period.

Online exams and quizzes within this course may require online proctoring. Therefore, students will be required to have a webcam (USB or internal) with a microphone when taking an exam or quiz. Students understand that this remote recording device is purchased and controlled by the student and that recordings from any private residence must be done with the permission of any person residing in the residence. To avoid any concerns in this regard, students should select private spaces for the testing. The University library and other academic sites at the University offer secure private settings for recordings and students with concerns may discuss location of an appropriate space for the recordings with their instructor or advisor. Students must ensure that any recordings do not invade any third party privacy rights and accept all responsibility and liability for violations of any third party privacy concerns. Setup information will be provided prior to taking the proctored exam. For additional information about online proctoring you can visit the online proctoring student FAQ.