We would like to share the current plans for the relaunch of the UNC Online Proctoring website and scheduling system. We have a high degree of confidence that everything will be in place to execute this plan successfully, with very few external dependencies. As always, if for some reason this plan does have to change, we will immediately reach out to all affected parties.
The UNC Online Website will reopen on May 11th.
Due to the pandemic, the following additional conditions will be in place:
- Instructors will be able to schedule exam windows for the course(s)/section(s) that they are teaching for all Summer sessions, with the exception of courses offered during a “Maymester” term.
- In order to ensure the availability of adequate proctoring services staffing from our vendor (Examity), all exam windows will be required to start after May 31st.
- Due to the continued closure of all on-site (face to face) proctoring options, students who are required by their instructors to utilize UNC Online Proctoring will each have to personally pay for their exam proctoring appointments, at the rate of $11 for the first exam hour, and $6 per hour for each additional hour. This cost should be conveyed to students in course syllabi and during the course registration process. (As always, accommodations for extra time as determined by SDS/DSS learning disability assessments will not incur an extra cost to students for their additional exam time.)
- The online proctoring vendor, as has always been the case, is not capable of proctoring paper-based (or online + paper) exams, so those exam types will not be allowed until there are in-person proctors once again available to all of our students.
Aside from these four additional conditions, all other UNC Online Proctoring business rules and procedures will be in place, and will be conducted in accordance with the existing UNC Online MoU. All proctoring using the Examity service will be ‘human’ proctoring, with live proctors connecting to each student’s computer to administer and observe the exam.
Additionally, we are continuing to work on multiple contingency plans and possible proctoring options for the Fall term. As those plans are crafted, we will reach out with more detail; we have nothing significant to share at this time.
Thank you for your accommodation and support. As always, we are happy to make the UNC Online team available to you to help your teams meet their proctoring needs, and to answer any questions you may have.