Distance Learning Testing Policy
Prior to testing, distance learning students
must read and understand the following testing policy:
- Students may not access any other
information except for their exam unless specifically
identified and approved by the course instructor.
Distance Learning staff must have confirmation of any
exceptions directly from the instructor prior to the
beginning of the exam. This includes but is not
limited to: email, messages, grades, classroom
discussions, chat, computer/internet history settings or any
other websites or programs. Once students are
finished with an online exam they will immediately sign out
of Blackboard. If students wish to review their
grades, they must do so on a computer outside of the testing
- Students are not allowed to have
unauthorized objects in the testing area, as per Distance
Learning, authorized proctors, and/or instructors.
Instructors will be notified of any unauthorized objects taken into the testing room. This includes but is not
limited to: cell phones, electronic devices, books,
notes, or certain types of clothing. Students
may be asked to empty their pockets prior to entering the
testing room and may not leave the testing room once the
exam has begun.
- Proctors have the right to inspect the computer and testing environment
prior to and after completion of the exam. This
includes but is not limited to: the testing
computer, internet usage history, email messages, notes,
cell phones and electronic devices.
Instructors will be notified if any unauthoized behavior is
observed during the exam.
- Violation of any of the testing policies or provisions outlined
here constitutes a violation of the Student Code of
Conduct and, as such, may be subject to
investigation and adjudication by the Vice President for Student
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