Proctored Exams

The following three proctoring options are available to students whose self-paced online course enrollment starts July 7, 2017, and earlier. Students whose self-paced online course enrollment starts after July 7, 2017, must take exams from home using B Virtual online proctoring.

Take exams from home using B Virtual online proctoring

A hard-wired internet connection is strongly recommended.

This is the only proctoring option available for enrollments that start after July 7, 2017.

  • 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

This option is only available for enrollments that start July 7, 2017, and earlier.

  • Call 479-575-3647 or 800-638-1217 to schedule an appointment.
  • The Global Campus building is located at 2 E. Center Street in Fayetteville; however our office is temporarily moving to a different location in late June 2017. Directions to the temporary office location will be provided when students call to make appointments for exams.
  • Students should bring with them a photo ID (driver’s license or U of A student ID). Global Campus will provide a computer; students should not bring their own.
  • 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

This option is only available for enrollments that start July 7, 2017, and earlier.

  • 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.