|1. Best Practice: To comply with Federal regulationsregarding student authentication Online courses must have at least one, but not more than two proctored assessments. Without completing one proctored assessment, the student will fail the course. Unless
your course has special requirements, schedule one proctored event prior to
the week of finals to allow time for re-testing if the grade from the
proctored assessment is incompatible with the rest of the grades.
2. FCC Testing Center: The FCC
Testing Center strongly recommends that you schedule a proctored event
between Thursday of one and Wednesday of the next week. The reason is to
avoid crowding in the Testing Center and to give students the most favorable
testing environment possible.
Post and password protect the
assessment on your course website in Blackboard. Set the assessment up for two attempts.
Inform the students of the nature
and timeframe of the assessment.
Email the Testing Center a list of
names, the timeframe and the password. (The quickest way to get the list
of names: go into BB course email, select 'All Users', the list of all
users will appear, copy the list and paste it into your email to the
Testing Center. Delete unwanted names).
3. Externally Proctored Exam:
A. Individual Student Anywhere:
Assessments should be proctored at the request of the student in some
official institutional setting such as a college or Education Office in the
US Military. Your assessment is posted on your course website in Blackboard
with password protection.
Ask the requesting student to
provide the name of the institution as well as the name, position, and
email address of the proctor.
Contact the proctor for a
"professional courtesy' service with name of the student, time frame and
description of the assessment (any possible charge must be paid be the
Send confirmation and password to
the external proctor.
B. MOL Students: If you have
students from another college in Maryland in your course, tests and
exams will be proctored at the student's home college. Your assessment
is posted on your course website in Blackboard with password protection.
At the beginning of the
semester get the address and email of the partner college's Testing
Center from FCC's Office of Distance Learning
Contact the Testing Center to
confirm timeframe, type of test and test procedure.
Send password and details to
the Testing Center a week prior to the beginning of the test period.