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Forsyth Library Proctoring Policies

Forsyth Library Reference  department staff is available to proctor exams for both on campus and virtual students. We will also proctor exams for community patrons. Tests are proctored free of charge as long as the instructor agrees to the following terms:

  • Student must schedule the test with the reference department at least one week in advance, at a time that is convenient for the reference staff.  This is to ensure the availability of the proctor and facilities.  “Walk ins” are accommodated if staff schedules allow.
  • The exam may be proctored by any of the Reference Department professional staff.
  • For online or BlackBoard exams, the student will be placed on a public computer.  No books, notes, etc. will be allowed if forbidden by the instructor.
  • The proctor will check on the student periodically, but will not monitor him/her constantly. 
  • Current contact information for the instructor is required, so that the proctor can contact him/her quickly if problems arise.
  • A Proctor form with the student’s contact information, name of the class, and contact information for the instructor is required at the time the student schedules the proctoring date.
  • The instructor must provide written guidelines on test administration, such as time limit, no books/notes allowed, etc., as well as instructions on how, where, and to whom to send the completed test.
  • Tests which are e-mailed to the proctor will be downloaded to a flash drive for the student.  The completed test will then be e-mailed back to the instructor as an attachment.  Staff will ensure the test is then removed from the flash drive as soon as the professor confirms receipt of the completed exam.
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