We are into the first week of March and that means that the period when most instructors require midterm exams has begun. There are many ways that exams can be administered in an online course. Some instructors will allow you take an exam online on you home computer with time limits. Some do not have time limits. Some instructors require what is called a proctored exam where someone supervises you as you take your exam. If your instructor requires a proctored exam, it is likely that they have made arrangements with the IU East testing service to have the exam administered during certain hours. You can click on the Testing Service link on this page to sign up for a time slot.
You may be asking yourself; “I signed up for an online course so I wouldn’t have to come to campus so do I need to come for an exam”? We have made provisions for you to take a proctored exam if it is impossible for you to make it to campus due to distance or time constraints. You may request a Proctor Agreement Form from me and then find a person to proctor the exam for you. This person may be a teacher or administrator at a local school or community college. They may also be a librarian, clergy member, or personnel director at your place of employment. They can not be close relatives or friends. You and your desired proctor will complete the form and return it to me. Your instructor will then make the decision to approve your proctor and then make arrangements to have your exam sent to your proctor to be given at a convenient time.
If you have any questions about test proctoring or need a Proctor Agreement Form, or other assistance with online learning, please feel free to call me at 765-973-8312 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, good luck in all that you do!