What are system requirements for online proctoring?

System requirements for online proctoring are listed below:

  • Desktop computer or laptop (not tablet, Chromebook or phone)

  • Webcam and microphone (built-in or external) – test your webcam at https://webcamtests.com/

  • Connection to network with sufficient internet speed: at least 2 Mbps download speed and 2Mbps upload – test internet speed at www.speedtest.net

  • Operating systems: Windows XP or newer, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – or newer

  • Browsers: Google Chrome v39 or later, Mozilla Firefox v34 or later, Apple Safari v6 or later. Pop-up blocker must be disabled.

  • Microsoft Word and/or Excel will be required for some exams. Please check with your instructor. 

  • You will be required to run the Zoom or Go To Meeting app in the background as you write your exam, as this enables interaction with your proctor.

  • If you are writing an online proctored exam in a Translation course, you will also need a scanner, or a printer with scanning capabilities, connected to the computer you use for your exam, and within the same room.


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