Before you start taking the exam, be sure that you are aware of the exam rules for your course. Your course might have different rules from the basic Proctored exam rules and requirements.
To take a proctored exam
- In the course, open the proctored exam.
On the page where you agree to or decline taking the exam with online proctoring, select Yes, I want to take this exam with online proctoring.
Note: If you select No, I want to take this exam without proctoring, you will not have another chance to take this exam as a proctored exam. Additionally, you cannot receive academic credit for this course, regardless of your final grade.
On the You have Chosen To Take a Proctored Exam page, you are assigned a unique exam code that is associated with your edX account. You will need to enter it later, when you are prompted to do so during the proctoring software setup.
Follow the steps in Setting up the proctoring software to download and set up the proctoring software. When you have successfully set up the proctoring software, your proctoring session starts.
Begin the exam:
- Return to the edX page where you copied your exam code.
- Select Start Proctored Exam.
In the exam, start answering your exam questions. To receive credit for problems, you must select Submit for each problem before you end the exam.
The timer at the upper right of the page shows the time that you have remaining in the exam.
Note: You cannot pause or stop the timer after you have started your exam. If you close the edX exam browser or navigate away from your exam, the timer continues to count down. You can open a new browser window and return to your exam at the point that you left it. However, you cannot regain any lost time.
When you have completed all the questions, end the exam.
- On the timer bar, select End My Exam.
- Close the proctoring software browser window.
- When you receive a prompt, confirm that you want to quit the application.
- Select Submit to submit your responses.
The exam stops, and the data from your proctoring session is uploaded to the online proctoring service for review. Reviews usually take three to five days. For more information, see Finding out your proctored exam results.