Before you take a proctored exam, make sure have approved ID verification photos on edX. You can check you ID verification status on your edX Dashboard. If your photos failed, expired, or if you have not yet completed ID verification, you can submit photos here. Photo verification may take up to 5 days to process, so please make sure to submit photos well before taking a graded proctored exam. Approved photos are required in order to complete proctoring.
Once you install the proctoring software on your computer, take webcam photos of yourself and of a photo ID, and scan the area where you will take your exam.
Some courses offer an optional practice proctored exam that you can take to try out the proctored exam experience. Practice proctored exams are not graded and are not reviewed. For more information, see Take a Practice Proctored Exam.
To prepare to take a proctored exam
- Set Up the Proctoring Software
- Take a Picture of Your Photo ID
- Scan Your Desk and Room Using Your Webcam
- Take a Photo of Yourself