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Proctor information

What is a proctor?

A proctor is someone who supervises the testing process. This ensures academic integrity during closed-book tests. In some cases, tools or notes may be allowed as specified by your instructor.

Which exams are proctored?

To see if your midterm, final or both are proctored, review the course syllabus from the Online Course Schedule, or within the CONTENT area of your course in D2L. Proctored exams will be identified in the Course Description section at the top.

What are my proctoring options?

  1. Any Columbia College location.
  2. ProctorU. Access to a webcam is required for students using this fee-based service. Fees vary depending upon test duration; for example, the fee for a two-hour test is $23.50. Access to ProctorU can be purchased from the ProctorU website or from the MBS Online Bookstore.
  3. Find your own Private Proctor. Acceptable private proctors typically include other university or college testing centers, military education officers, non-direct superiors and corporate executive officers, and public librarians. You may also check the National College Testing Association to find a testing center near you. Any fees would be your responsibility. Also know that your instructor must approve your private proctor.

How do I submit my proctor information?

The Student Proctor Information Form is linked to the “How to Submit Proctor Information” section in the CONTENT area of your online course. Once you have completed the form, you can submit it to the DROPBOX area within your course in D2L.

How do I schedule my exam?

This depends upon your chosen Proctor. All proctored exams are scheduled by you, the student.

  1. To schedule your exam at a Columbia College location, choose from the dropdown below to review proctoring details:

    Proctor Listing for Elgin, IL

    • Victoria Roush

      Location: B115
      Email: vroush@elgin.edu
      Phone: (847) 214-7219
      Fax: (847) 608-5474
      Proctoring Times: Tests taken at ECC Testing Center B115 during open hours for Testing Center. M-Th 9am to 9pm F-S 9am to 3pm.
      ECC and the Elgin campus are closed Fridays and weekends during the summer. Students can contact the Crystal Lake campus at 815-477-5440 for availability for testing on Friday or Saturday during the summer. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.
      Last exam must be started 2 hrs before closing
      Group Proctoring: NONE
      Individual Appointments: Students register for online exams on the Elgin Community College website. See link at Register for Columbia College of Missouri. http://elgin.edu/testing
      Computer Proctoring: Appt. only



    • Karen Beckstrom

      Location: E205
      Email: kbeckstrom@ccis.edu
      Phone: (847) 214-7197
      Fax: (847) 214-7003
      Proctoring Times: Tests taken at ECC Testing Center B115 during open hours for Testing Center. M-Th 9am to 9pm F-S 9am to 3pm.
      ECC and the Elgin campus are closed Fridays and weekends during the summer. Students can contact the Crystal Lake campus at 815-477-5440 for availability for testing on Friday or Saturday during the summer. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.
      Last exam must be started 2 hrs before closing.
      Group Proctoring: NONE
      Individual Appointments: Students register for online exams on the Elgin Community College website. See link at Register for Columbia College of Missouri. http://elgin.edu/testing
      Computer Proctoring: NONE








      During the summer, the Elgin office is closed Fridays and weekends. Contact the Crystal Lake office at 815-477-5440 for availability for Friday or Saturday testing. See the Crystal Lake website to reserve a time for testing.

  2. Schedule your exam using ProctorU.
  3. If you’re using a Private Proctor, you’ll need to follow the proctor’s guidelines or make individual arrangements.

What if I still have questions?

If you have any additional questions about proctored exams, just contact your instructor or Online Student Services at OSS@ccis.edu or 844-377-6011.