Online Monitoring

What is Online Monitoring? Online proctoring enables students to complete a test online in a remote location while maintaining the integrity of the test. Students must confirm their identity, and may be monitored through video.  Your instructor will inform you if online proctoring is permitted.

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 through Online and Distance Education at NC State University (that have also been approved by the instructor).

*Fees are associated with this service*

Can I use Examity?

Examity usage will depend on a number of variables:

  • A webcam and broadband internet is required.
  • Exams must be completely online.
    • Paper-based exams are not permitted.
  • Instructor discretion
    • Even if the exams are 100% digital, instructors have the freedom to decide if this service will be offered or not.

How do I set up Examity?

  1. Select Examity as the “proctor” within the Submit Request form. 
  2. Wait for course information to be uploaded.
  3. 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 can schedule their appointments through Examity.

What does it cost?

Webcam exam appointment fees are determined by the webcam proctoring company, Examity. Examity bases their fees on exam duration and exam appointment scheduling lead times.

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

First hour Each additional hour
$11.00 $6.00
  • Any scheduling or changes (including cancellations) by students within 24 hours of an examination will result in an additional $3.00 charge per occurrence.
  • No-shows and incompletes – A $5.00 payment will be required for any incompletes or no-shows for live proctoring services.

What else do I need to know?

The exam can be taken online at your convenience, at a specified date and time within your instructor’s exam window. Please verify your dates and times 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.

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.

Please refer to the Test Taker FAQs for more information about getting started with Examity, hardware requirements, and scheduling. 

What equipment will I need in order to be proctored?

  • Desktop computers or laptops (tablets, Chromebooks, and cell phones do not meet our requirements).
  • A working built-in or external webcam and microphone.
  • Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended.
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled.

You can test your computer equipment and internet connection.

If your system does not pass any of the checks, contact Examity support via email at support@examity.com or phone at 855.392.6489.

Your instructor may require exams to be taken using Respondus Monitor. Respondus is a third-party software used to help ensure academic integrity.

A computer with a webcam and broadband internet is required to use Respondus Monitor. 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.
  • A webcam is required for Respondus Monitor.
  • 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.
  • Complete the practice quiz prior to your graded exam to detect any concerns with technology.
  • 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.

Helpful Hints

  • Obstructing the view of your face will flag your exam for review.
    • Use lighting that is in front of your face. Using overhead lighting or sitting with an open window behind you may obstruct your face.
    • Do not cover your face or move too close to the camera.
  • Make sure your camera is pointing directly at your face, not off to the side.
  • Complete a thorough Environmental Scan before your test.

Technical Support