Proctored exams are timed exams that you take while proctoring software monitors your computer’s desktop, webcam video and audio. The data recorded by the proctoring software is transferred to a proctoring service for review. Proctored exams may or may not be required for your course and enrollment track. If you are required to take a proctored exam for your course:
After you end your exam, the exam session is reviewed by the proctoring service. You will usually receive results within 5 days of submitting the exam, however reviews may take longer if there is heavier than usual volume or if your exam requires course team review.
To be eligible for course credit, you must pass the exam and also receive a Satisfactory result for the proctoring review.
Proctoring services on edX are supplied by either of the two 3rd party vendors: Proctortrack or Software Secure. Please read your course material carefully to identify which proctoring software the course uses. Each course can only use one proctoring software for all of its proctored exams. If you need help identifying proctoring software, please contact your course administrators or edX Support.
You must have a working webcam, and we recommend 1GB of free space on your machine.
View the detailed System Requirements for Software Secure proctoring software.
View the detailed System Requirements for Proctortrack proctoring software.
It is strongly recommended to follow the instructions on Guide: Get Ready for a Proctored Exam to start your proctoring preparation today.