How to Prepare and Take a Test Using ProctorU

STEP 1:  Create a ProctorU account

  • Log in to Blackboard and navigate to your course.  Click the ProctorU link in the course menu (left side of the course) to create an account using your WCC email address.

STEP 2:  Download the Guardian Secure Proctoring Browser.

STEP 3.  Schedule your exam at least 72 hours BEFORE the exam is available.

  • Use the link in your Blackboard course to schedule the exam.
  • Login and click the “Schedule New Session” button.
  • Use the calendar and clock features in the left to select your desired testing date and time.
  • This video will explain how to schedule your exam.
  • Note: If you choose to take your exam on-demand instead of scheduling in advance, you may incur wait times or risk there NOT being a proctor available.

STEP 4:  Test your equipment

  • Test your equipment before exam day by clicking here.
    • Important Note: You will need administrative access of your computer.
    • To view the other minimum requirements, view this article.

Step 5:  Prepare for Exam day

Step 6:  Exam Day

  • Have your WCC Student ID ready.
  • Choose a testing space.  It should be at a well-lit table/desk by yourself.
  • Clear your workspace of unpermitted resources, additional monitors, and electronic devices (except your cell phone).
  • Remove sunglasses, earbuds, headphones, and non- religious head coverings.
  • Restart your computer.

Take the Exam

  • Launch the Guardian Secure Proctoring Browser.
  • Log in to Blackboard, navigate to your course, and click the ProctorU link.
  • Click Start Session.
  • Follow the prompts on the screen and the proctor.