Online Monitoring

Online monitoring enables students to complete a test online in an off-campus location while maintaining the integrity of the test. Students must confirm their identity, and may be monitored through video.  Online monitoring is available at the instructor’s discretion.

Examity is a live online proctoring service that allows exam takers to complete assessments at home with security measures designed to ensure academic integrity.

DELTA Testing Services certifies Examity to administer exams for students taking fully digital exams. 

*Fees are associated with this service*

 

Technical Requirements

Before your exam, please confirm you meet Examity’s technical requirements.

  • Browser: Google Chrome, please disable your pop-up blocker.
  • Equipment: Desktop, laptop or Chromebook (tablets are not supported)
  • Built-in or external webcam, microphone and external speakers
  • Internet: An upload and download speed of 2Mbps. Hot spots are not recommended.

 

You can test your computer equipment and internet connection at: https://prod.examity.com/systemcheck/ComputerReadinessCheck1.aspx.

If your system does not pass any of the checks, contact Examity Support via email at support@examity.com or by phone at 855-392-6489 (press 1).

What if I have issues with Examity?

Examity offers technical support all day, every day. If something goes wrong either before or during an exam, test-takers can connect with their support team by email, phone or live chat.

How do I set up Examity?

  • DELTA Testing Services will correspond with the student via email notification when exams can be scheduled or in the event that Examity is not a viable option for the course.
  • Once approved, students will also receive an email from Examity with further instructions. The e-mail should arrive within 15 minutes, but students may need to check their spam folder.
  • Please reference the Examity Quick Guide for more detailed information.

What does it cost?

The cost of taking an exam with Examity varies based on the duration of the exam. Students pay Examity directly for the proctoring service.

The following webcam exam appointment fees apply to NC State University exams:

First hour Each additional hour
$11.25* $6.00

*Any schedule changes (including cancellations) by students within 24 hours of an examination will result in a $3.00 charge per occurrence. A $5.00 payment will be required for any incomplete or no-shows for live proctoring services. Refunds are handled through Examity.

What else do I need to know?

  • You should set up your profile before your exam window opens.
  • Try a practice exam to make sure you know how to access the exam prior to the graded assessment.
  • Once the exam window opens, you can log in at your scheduled appointment time. Students who schedule or change their appointment late (within 24 hrs of an examination period) will result in an additional fee. No-shows/incomplete exams will also result in additional fees. The exam can be taken online at your convenience, at a specified date and time within your instructor’s exam window. Students who receive accommodations through the Disability Resource Office must submit the DELTA Accommodation Request Form prior to scheduling their appointments with Examity. Please verify your dates, times and any extended time accommodation on your LMS (Moodle) page. Students are expected to follow all Examity policies regarding exam submission and assessment integrity, as well as the Student Code of Conduct. Incidents are reported to us by Examity.
Your instructor may require exams to be taken using Respondus LockDown Browser. Respondus is a third-party software used to help ensure academic integrity.

If you do not have the necessary equipment to complete your exams, check with the library to see if the technology is available to borrow.

Your instructor will provide a link to download the Respondus LockDown Browser through Moodle. You may also download the LockDown Browser directly if you are having issues from Moodle.

To take an online test with Respondus, navigate to the exam and launch LockDown Browser (or download if this is your first access). You won’t be able to access the exam with a standard web browser. For additional details on using LockDown Browser, review this Student Quick Start Guide (PDF).

Even though you may be taking the exam on your own, you should treat the testing environment as if you are in the classroom or testing center. As a rule of thumb, do not engage in any behavior you would not normally take part in during an on-campus, in-person exam — talking with others, using your phone, using non-permitted materials, etc.

Where do I start?

  • Reliable broadband internet is required.
  • Find a private testing space free from distractions.
  • Take your exams in a seated position with your computer on a flat surface such as a desk or table.
  • Make sure that your phone is away from the testing area. If you need to use DUO, once you are logged in, place your phone out of arm’s reach.
  • Be sure that you have a strong internet connection. If your connection cuts out, move closer to your router or connect a hardwire to your laptop.
  • If others in your location are using the same connection, ask them to refrain from streaming services such as videos and gaming while you take your exam.

Technical Support