Proctored Exams

Most Self-Paced Online Correspondence Courses require that students take proctored, or supervised, exams. The following options are available to students:

Take exams from home using B Virtual online proctoring

  • This service is available on a first come, first served basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any exceptions to this are to be announced by B Virtual. It is not necessary to schedule an appointment.
  • Students who plan to take exams in the evenings or on weekends should take steps in advance to ensure the link to the exam to be taken appears in their course in Blackboard. If the link does not appear, it is the student’s responsibility to contact Global Campus for assistance during normal business hours (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). This is especially important for exams in foreign language and economics courses.
  • Students must pay a fee online directly to B Virtual; the fee is currently $8.00 per exam.
  • Students must be able to move their webcams to show the online proctor the room in which the exam will be taken as well as the top of the student’s desk/work surface. Students who are unable to do this may not be allowed to proceed with their exams using online proctoring.
  • Students should allow up to 30 minutes between the time they initially access the B Virtual system and the time they actually begin their exams.
  • Students who wait until the final day of their enrollment period to take required exams should log on to the B Virtual system by no later than 10 p.m. central time, as access to the course in Blackboard is terminated at 12 a.m. central time. It is the student’s responsibility to allow sufficient time to be connected with a proctor and complete the exam prior to the 12 a.m. deadline.
  • Online Proctoring Center
  • Detailed instructions about online proctoring

Take exams from the Global Campus building using B Virtual online proctoring

  • The Global Campus building is located on the northeast corner of the downtown Fayetteville square at 2 E. Center Street. Students should check in at room 305 and bring with them a photo ID (driver’s license or U of A student ID). Global Campus will provide the computer; students should not bring their own.
  • This service is available on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on weekdays; students should arrive by no later than 2 p.m. to ensure exams can be completed by 4:30 p.m. This option is not available on official university holidays; any other exceptions will be announced in advance by Global Campus.
  • There is no fee charged to students for this service.
  • Students should allow up to 30 minutes between the time they initially access the B Virtual system and the time they actually begin their exams.
  • More information about Global Campus Testing Center

Take exams at an approved off-site location with a face-to-face proctor

  • Students may identify an off-site proctor, which must be approved in advance by Global Campus.
  • If the off-site proctor charges a fee, students are responsible for those charges.
  • Students should propose a proctor by completing an Examination Proctor Form a minimum of one week in advance of the day on which they hope to take their first exam.

Note: The information above does not apply to correspondence course enrollments prior to July 1, 2013.