Automated SmarterProctoring

SmarterProctoring offers an automated proctoring service that is available for all courses. This allows students to schedule an exam and be recorded while they take the exam. The video will then be available for you to review. 

There are some things you should inform your students of before they take exams through SmarterProctoring:

  • There is currently no cost to the student for SmarterProctoring.
  • The student cannot take the exam on a mobile device (e.g., an iPad).
  • The student must be using the Chrome browser.
  • The student must have a functioning webcam, microphone, and broadband internet connection.

NOTE: Before setting up your quiz in SmarterProctor, you MUST enter your date and time restrictions AND your password in the D2L quiz. See Apply Quiz Restrictions

To add a SmarterProctoring link to your course:

  1. In your content module, click the Add Existing Activities button, then choose Third-party Integrations.
    Indicates Third-party Integrations option on Add Existing Activities menu
  2. Choose SmarterProctoring.
    Identifies SmarterProctoring option on Add Activity pop-up window
  3. You will be asked to accept the service's Terms before continuing. Accept all the terms and click the Submit button.
    Identifies Submit button
  4. Click New Exam.
  5. Fill out the fields as desired. You can view the resources below for more information.
    One important note: you will be asked to input a URL. This must be the exact URL for your quiz.
    Identifies Exam URL field
    To find that URL:
    • Go to Course Activities > Quizzes and click on the name of the quiz. Copy the URL for that page.
      Identifies browsers URL field
    • That url will take the following form:
      You will need to edit the bold green pieces and remove the italicized red piece.
    • Your final result should have the following form:
      This is the URL you will enter in to the Exam URL field.

Following are some resources for instructors using Automated SmarterProctoring:

Pearson Exams (MyMath Labs Only)

The only difference when setting up a Pearson exam from the SmarterProctoring Dashboard in D2L is that the URL for Pearson will be to the assessment. Pearson will auto-inject the password. 

  1. On the "Proctor Settings" page when "Automated Online Proctoring" is enabled, more options appear. 
  2. Uncheck Disable New Tabs.

Student Information

Students will see a link to SmarterProctoring in the Content area of your course.
 Shows SmarterProctoring link in student view

Following are some materials you can provide for your students about using Automated SmarterProctoring.

NOTE: If students are concerned about privacy issues related to using their webcams, please direct them to Proctoring and Privacy.