Proctoring Options for Online Quizzes

Lone Star College Online Proctoring Options 

Proctoring is not required by LSC or LSC-Online; for support in creating online assessments without the use of proctoring, see Assessing Your Students.

For those courses using online proctoring, there are three options. The three options are listed below in order of recommended use to provide needed support in a cost-effective manner.

NOTE: These costs are currently being covered by the college, not the student.

Option 1: Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is the primary tool that should be used for proctoring. However, there is a known issue with Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor not functioning on Chromebooks; if you have students with Chromebooks, those students may be better served by option two. 

For additional technical questions or issues with Respondus Monitor, please visit the Respondus knowledge base.

For more information, you can view the following recorded webinar or view step by step instructions for LockDown Browser & Monitor Dashboard - Preparation and LockDown Browser & Monitor Dashboard - Settings.

The school has purchased an unlimited seat Respondus Monitor license so there is not a specific cost per student per test.

Option 2: Automated SmarterProctoring 

SmarterProctoring offers an automated proctoring service that should only be used in cases where Respondus Monitor is not a viable option; it should be treated as a backup to Respondus Monitor. Students must use the Chrome browser in order to use this service.  

For more information, see the SmarterProctoring FAQ

The cost of Automated SmarterProctoring is $5.00 per test per student.

Option 3: ProctorU

Available with VPI Approval Only

Please fill out the following form and submit to your VPI to request approval: ProctorU Approval Form

ProctorU provides two online proctoring services:

  • ProctorU Review+ provides live proctored ID verification. Once ID has been verified, the student's webcam and screen are recorded for later review by a live proctor.  Live proctors will review any instances that are flagged by the system as irregular and will escalate all suspicious behavior to the instructor. This service also retains recordings of each session that the instructor can review.

    The cost of ProctorU Review+ is $10 per test per student.

  • ProctorU Live+ is a live online proctoring service which allows students to schedule exam sessions with a live proctor who will monitor the entire testing session.

    The cost of ProctorU Live+ ranges from $9.50 - $40.25 per test per student.