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Proctorio Syllabus Description

Give your students all the information they need about Proctorio by using this comprehensive copy-and-paste syllabus document. It will help you explain the details and benefits of using Proctorio for online assignment security.

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Proctorio Syllabus Description

Proctorio is a Learning Integrity Resource

This course will use Proctorio, a browser-locking and remote proctoring solution designed to protect the integrity of this course’s assessments within some of your Connect assignments. As your instructor, I’ve chosen the secure exam settings required by this course, and only I will make a judgment as to any potential academic integrity violation.

Assignments with Proctorio

You’ll be able to see which assignments in Connect include Proctorio settings because they will be clearly labeled with “Proctoring Enabled” in the assignment title. The settings that I use may vary depending on the assignment. When you start a proctored assignment, the settings in use will be indicated.

Proctorio Minimum System Requirements

Proctorio offers a flexible service, which may include recording of video, audio, and screen activity or none of the above. The Proctorio system requirements are dependent on the exam settings and may require a webcam and a microphone. Test takers are encouraged to use a practice exam to test their system prior to taking an exam. Virtual machines and proxy connections will not work.

Equity and Fairness

The reason I’ve chosen to enable Proctorio settings for specific assignments in this course is to make education more equal by allowing each student to earn the grades they deserve. The US Federal Government also requires that all schools have a process in place for verifying student identity to protect against Federal Student Aid (FSA) fraud.


Proctorio is a trusted resource for remote proctoring because of the company’s commitment to student privacy. Proctorio uses single sign-on through Connect, and only I or approved individuals here at our institution will have access to your exam data. Proctorio never requires personally identifiable information from students, and Proctorio will never sell your data to third parties. Read more about Proctorio’s approach to privacy.  


Proctorio only runs as an extension in your Chrome browser. This means that Proctorio works within a sandbox and has limited access to your computer system, unlike traditionally installed software applications that have complete access to your computer’s hard drive, or other resources.

Proctorio does not continuously run in Connect. Proctorio only runs while you are taking your proctored Connect assignment. After your proctored assignment ends, you may uninstall the extension by right-clicking on it, to bring you peace of mind. Just remember, if you choose to do this, you’ll need to reinstall the extension again before starting your next proctored assignment.

All student data is kept safe using zero-knowledge encryption, meaning student data is scrambled and unreadable by anyone outside of our institution’s learning platform. Proctorio cannot see your proctored assignment data. Read more about Proctorio security.

Getting Started

Before getting started on your first proctored assignment, please watch the Student Orientation Video on Proctorio, and then make sure to follow the instructions in Proctorio’s Quick Start Test Taker Guide for the extension. To verify your computer system meets the requirements, take the practice quiz. This will ensure that everything will run smoothly on the day of the proctored assignment.

If, after reading the Quick Start Test Taker Guide, you have any trouble while using Connect & Proctorio, you can access quick help guides or reach out to Connect or Proctorio support for troubleshooting. Support can assist in troubleshooting any extension-related issues before, during, and after your proctored assignment.

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