We recommend reconsidering whether you need every assessment to be proctored.

1) Knowing it isn't ideal, can this exam be delivered online without proctoring but instead applying features of exam settings in Canvas such as a timer? Instructions here.

2) Could the exam be converted into a take-home exam?

3) Could you assess students in another way other than an exam? For example, could students work on an assignment? Consider these alternate assessment options.

Campus Testing Center

Students are welcome to schedule proctored exams in the Campus Testing Center, however, please note that 100% online courses cannot have in-person expectations. If you are teaching an UMSL online or blended course, your first choice for students should be to use Proctorio for computer-based proctored exams.  Contact the Testing Center Coordinator, Sarah Butler at butlersr@umsl.edu, immediately to discuss utilization of Testing Center services for proctored exams.  More information about the Testing Center   

To help faculty pivot to online, the Testing Center is offering assistance to convert paper-based exams to Canvas Quizzes.  Interested faculty may submit the Exam Conversion for Canvas form


Proctorio is an advanced solution for test security and remote, automated test proctoring. It is integrated into Canvas so there is no software to install or seperate logins to remember. This tool does not require advanced scheduling and will not require payments. Please note that Proctorio has replaced ProctorU as the web-based remote proctoring option across the UM-System and offers unlimited use.

For more information on using Proctorio:

Teaching Tools: Proctorio (web resource for faculty)

Taking Proctorio Tests (web resource for students)

For assistance with Proctorio, contact the UM-System Office of e-Learning at keeplearning@umsystem.edu.

Proctorio Syllabus Statement

Please adapt the following verbiage for your syllabus. Please note that the statement in bold must be included in your syllabus in order for you to use Proctorio.

Some assessments (such as tests and/or quizzes) in this course require the use of Proctorio Learning Integrity Platform. Proctorio is an online, remote proctoring system that uses advanced machine learning and identity-verification technology to ensure test integrity. 

Taking assessments with Proctorio requires the use of the Google Chrome Browser; you cannot use any other browser. You must have a laptop or desktop computer with a webcam and a microphone; you cannot use a smartphone or tablet. You must have a stable internet connection to take the assessment. Please review the Taking Proctorio Tests website to ensure that your hardware and software meet the minimum requirements. UMSL recognizes that not all students may be able to meet the minimum requirements. If you do not have access to the minimum technology requirements or have disabilities that require the use of a screen reader or keyboard navigation shortcuts, please inform your instructor before the quiz or test so that accommodations may be made by taking the exam in the UMSL Campus Testing Center

You will have an opportunity to take a practice assessment with Proctorio before you take a graded assessment. If no Proctorio practice assessment is included in this course, please check Online Canvas Overview Course for one (some of the settings in the practice assessment may differ from the actual ones in your course). You should do this ahead of your first real assessment with Proctorio, as required adjustments may take a few minutes and take valuable assessment time. 

Please be aware that: 

  • You, your computer, and physical test taking environment may be recorded.
  • As you may be recorded, please dress appropriately and choose a private location that you are comfortable being the backdrop in a recording. 
  • You may be asked to show a picture ID to the camera. 
  • You will need a quiet place to take the assessment - both for your concentration and as interruptions (voices, another person on camera, etc.) may be flagged for potential cheating. 

If you have concerns about your privacy or data security, please see Proctorio’s statement on Personal Data Protections

See the Taking Proctorio Tests page in the Keep Learning website to learn how to: 

  • install the Proctorio extension for Chrome;
  • set up your assessment environment; and
  • complete the pre-assessment checks.