Steps and Settings to Use for Making a Test Available in the Online Scheduling Software. (Adobe Acrobat is required to view file)
The South Campus OTC has closed for Fall 2012, and the North Campus OTC has space for 27 concurrent students. Students must arrange appointments for test taking in advance. Please inform your students to use the link: https://apps.umsl.edu/webapps/weboffice/OTC/user/login.cfm for scheduling their test taking appointments. A link to this website is available on the students' OTC help page (available from the student help area of MyGateway), and via MyGateway.
Once you've done all this, you can actually logon to the appointment system (using the link above) and double-check things by scheduling exams yourself (please remember to delete these appointments so as not to tie up computers).
IMPORTANT: The system will also read any "time limit" you place on an exam to insure that the scheduled appointment time will be sufficient for the exam (we add 15 minutes to any time period you set to provide an "extra" cushion for busy times). A default time of 60 minutes will be used if you do not specify a time limit. The time limits set through this page only impact the availability of computers in the OTC and DO NOT alter the time limit you set for taking an exam. Please try to set reasonable time limits for your exams.
At times exams may need to be reset as a result of an issue the test taker may have encountered during the course of the exam. Proctors do not have access to course sites, or the control panels of sites and therefore are unable to reset exams. To reset an exam
If you are planning on making use of the OTC for exams, please complete the Faculty Contact & Exam Instructions information page located here:
This site will allow you to set up your emergency and/or best contact information as well as list of any instructions the proctor needs to know when proctoring your exam. The information submitted here is only available for the OTC staff to see, and will not be shared with the students taking the exam.
The proctors will attempt to contact you via the information provided in the event one of your students has technical issues while taking the exam.
There is now one On-Line Testing Centers on campus. This OTC's location is room 94 (formerly 75) J.C. Penny Building Conference Center (Building 2 on the North Campus Map) OTC proctors can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 516-4600 for JCP94.
If students have difficulty using the Online Appointment Scheduling System, they can contact the OTC by email email@example.com. They must be sure to provide the necessary information: Gateway ID, name, class, class number, test number, date, and time. If scheduiling an appointment by email, students should review the OTC schedule to insure they request appointments during opening hours (when students use the online system for making an appointment they will only be able to schedule an exam during opening hours). Also, if scheduling an appointment by email, students should insure they request a time that will allow sufficient time to complete the exams (the online system automatically schedules a time slot based on the time limit set for the exam by the instructor). Students will not be allowed to finish tests past the closing time of the OTC.
Books, papers, cell phones, and pagers are not allowed in the testing room. Students should leave these items at home or check them with the proctor prior to taking a test. Students should not bring children to the OTC. Children are not allowed in the testing room, and cannot stay unattended at the center.
Instructors may contact the OTC proctors to provide special instructions for exams, however the standard process is to create an exam in MyGateway and assign password protection to the exam when it is made available. Instructors send the password to the OTC proctors, who then insure that students are able to access the exam without compromising the password.
August 20 - September 10, 2012
September 10 - September 16, 2012
September 17 - December 2, 2012
December 3 - December 15, 2012
For more information on using the North Campus OTC, please contact 516-4600
For more information on using the OTC, please contact the Faculty Resource Center, firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-6704.