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Scheduling a Proctored Exam Online or Face-to-Face

Students in online classes may be asked to take one or more proctored exams over the course of the semester. During a proctored exam your proctor will request to see a photo ID and will observe you and your environment during the test, either in person or over a webcam feed. The W provides access to face-to-face and online proctoring options and students are also welcome to make arrangements for face-to-face proctoring in their home communities if the prospective proctor fits the criteria laid out by their instructor. The cost for proctoring services varies depending on which option you choose, but please be aware that you will need to cover any costs associated with your proctored exams. The W uses Smarter Proctoring to help you locate a proctor and schedule your test date from right inside your Canvas course. If you have trouble with Smarter Proctoring you can contact them for assistance here.

Face-to-Face Proctoring Options

Students who live near The W campus may wish to take advantage of the FREE face-to-face procoting available for our students in the Student Success Center in Reneau Hall. To register, click on the Smarter Proctoring link in your Canvas course navigation menu and select the MUW Proctoring Center to view available dates and times. Please be aware that the W's proctoring center requires students to register at least 10 days in advance of their preferred testing date. If you have questions about the campus proctoring center please contact them at (662) 329-7138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you do not live near campus, your instructor may allow you to choose a face-to-face proctor in your own area. This could be a university or professional testing center, a librarian, a military officer, or other trusted individuals. To locate a proctor near you click on the Smarter Proctoring link in your Canvas course naviation menu and search by zipcode. Please be aware that most proctoring centers charge fees for their services and that you will be responsible for paying those fees. Fees vary by location but you should be able to compare the costs for different centers in Smarter Proctoring before you make your selection.

Online Proctoring Option

Students who do not live near a face-to-face proctoring center or who need greater flexibility in scheduling their test time may want to take advantage of our online proctoring partnership with Examity. During an online proctoring session you will take your exam on your own computer at a location of your choice while interacting with a live proctor over a webcam feed. You will need to have a strong internet connection, a webcam, and a working microphone and speakers to take advantage of this option. The built-in microphone and camera on most laptops should work fine for this purpose or you can purchase a separate webcam and microphone if needed. Please be aware that Examity's online proctoring fees are based on the amount of time it takes for you to complete your exam. The current rate is $10 for the first 30 minutes and $5 for each additional 30 minutes required for you to complete the exam. You are responsible for paying for any equipment and fees necessary for online proctoring if you choose to use this service. Detailed instructions about how to use Examity for online proctoring continue below.

How to Reschedule a Register Blast Exam?

If you have scheduled an exam using Register Blast and now need to reschedule, see the following article on How to Reschedule an Exam with RegisterBlast.

What is Examity?

Examity is an online proctoring solution that gives students the flexibility to take exams remotely. It provides teachers, schools and students with the tools they need to prevent cheating and to preserve integrity. Download the printable handout for this Examity tutorial.

How Do I Schedule?

Examity’s live online proctoring service is fully integrated into SmarterProctoring. To start scheduling simply launch into SmarterProctoring by clicking the SmarterProctoring link in your course.  Log into your Canvas course and navigate to the SmarterProctoring TAB on the left-hand menu.

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The first time you schedule an online proctor; you will need to agree to the privacy terms of use.

Agreement with Examity Privacy and Terms Acceptance page

You are then prompted with a welcome box, select the Getting Started option.


Welcome and getting started page

Complete the Profile Settings area with name, email and phone number.


Complete the Profile Settings section with Name, email and phone number

Enter your location and Save.


Enter your location, this map shows Columbus Mississippi and Save.

Now click on the link for SmarterProctoring, find the exam that you need to schedule a proctor for and select the CHOOSE A PROCTOR button.


Choose proctor

Select Online Proctor (Examity)


choose person or online proctor

Choose Schedule your Exam


Schedule Your Exam

Schedule your Exam by selecting dates and preferred times and then choose the blue Schedule button.

Select dates and times for your exam and choose the Schedule option

Confirm the Session and choose Continue


 Confirm the Session and choose Continue

A payment summary appears, choose Continue.


Payment Summary

** Please note that you may be prompted to pay for your session before being directed back to your dashboard.

Finalize the Proctor Session with your Credit Card information and choose Schedule.

Name of Credit Card and Card Details


Once confirmed, you will be redirected to the main screen and the new time/date will be shown.

confirmed payment prompt box


How Do I Take My Exam Once I’ve scheduled it?

When the time to take the exam is at hand, go back into SmarterProctoring in your course. You will need to go find the specific exam and click Start Session and you will be connected with the online proctor.

Start Session


Test Taker Checklist

  • Ensure the Internet connection is fast & reliable. If connected through a WiFi connection, Examity recommends plugging directly into the modem to avoid disconnections or disruptions during the exam.
  • If there are any allowed items during the exam (scrap paper, calculator, etc.) please have them out and ready and be prepared to show them to the proctor for verification.
  • Have a valid government issued ID to verify your identity. Two forms of identity is preferred.
  • If you have a “built in” webcam on your computer, please have a mirror or reflective surface available so the proctor can inspect the computer monitor edges and keyboard.
  • Please remove your cell phone from the exam area.
  • Make sure your location is secure and that it will not be interrupted during your exam. Please make sure you are in an adequately lighted environment so the proctor will be able to monitor your surroundings.
  • The exam timer does not begin until the proctor enters the examinee into their assessment.

For support with technical issues, please call or email:

(855-392-6489), Option 1
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