Where, when, and how you take a proctored exam is determined by your course instructor. Not all courses have exams that need to be proctored. Exam details for proctored exams will be available in the Proctored Exams Portal in ICON and/or in your course syllabus.
University of Iowa courses have proctored exam details listed within the Proctored Exams Portal in ICON. The Proctored Exams Portal is found in the left navigation menu in ICON. Exam details should be listed in the syllabus too.
Proctored exams are exams completed under supervision so access to materials can be controlled. Conventionally, on-campus faculty proctor exams during class time. Typically, a proctor verifies the identity of the student completing the exam and oversees testing to prevent the use of unauthorized aids or tools.
Multiple exam delivery locations are available for University of Iowa students. [hyperlink to exam delivery methods]. Individuals completing a non-University of Iowa proctored exam will complete exams at the North Campus Test Center.
Review exam dates found in the Proctored Exams Portal of your ICON course site or your course syllabus. Individuals completing a non-University of Iowa exam should contact their instructor or the company delivering the exam to identify acceptable exam dates.
Exams are sometimes completed online and sometimes on paper. Consult the Proctored Exams Portal of your ICON course site or your course syllabus to find out which medium your exam uses. Individuals completing a non-University of Iowa exam should contact their instructor or the company delivering the exam to determine the exam medium.
All forms of plagiarism and any other activities that result in a student presenting work that is not his or her own are academic fraud. For online exams, this could be a student using unauthorized materials to answer questions on an exam, someone else helping the student complete the exam, or someone else taking the exam.
A determination of whether or not academic misconduct has occurred during an online exam is up to the instructor of the course. All activities in the Test Center are monitored and recorded. Use of the Test Center constitutes consent to video and audio monitoring. All activities during a Proctorio exam are monitored and recorded by the remote proctoring tool.
Any suspicious behavior will be documented and reported to your instructor. Examples of suspicious behavior include but are not limited to:
- speaking or communicating to other students in any way
- looking at someone else's exam
- looking at notes, books or other materials not specifically allowed
- using electronic devices not specifically allowed
If the tester deviates from the Guidelines for Using Proctorio, the tester must explain the incident to the instructor in writing as soon as possible.
If the tester's explanation and the instructor's review reveals a reasonably innocent explanation, the instructor may choose to allow the tester to modify the behavior and comply with the guidelines to prevent future punitive action.
If the tester's explanation is unsatisfactory, the instructor may choose to impose a punitive action.
If the tester does not report a deviation and the instructor suspects a violation of the Guidelines for Using Proctorio, the instructor will contact the tester and punitive action may be taken.
If the tester has questions or concerns about academic misconduct or punitive action, the tester should consult the following site: https://distance.uiowa.edu/policies