Information for Faculty

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of June 8, 2020, masks will be required for all test candidates in the Testing Center. Access to the building and the Testing Center is restricted to BearPass card holders; if you do not have a BearPass card, please call 417-836-6417 when you arrive and we will send an escort to the door. 

How to Set Up Exams at the Testing Center

Missouri State University Faculty Teaching Missouri State Online Courses

Missouri State University Faculty Teaching Seated or Blended Courses at Missouri State University

Faculty from Any Other Institution

Missouri State Online Faculty

Important note: As of the Fall 2019 semester, all exams require appointments. We will have a small, limited number of walk-in seats available for emergencies.

If you are teaching a Missouri State Online course, your students may use the Testing Center - at your discretion - to take either computer-based or paper-based exams.

If you have an existing RegisterBlast account:

  1. Go to https://www.registerblast.com/mosu/professor/login and sign in (or use the Reset Password link to reset your password). IMPORTANT: the reset is only good for one hour so please use it as soon as possible. I recommend you bookmark this page for future reference. 
  2. Click the Submissions button in the upper right corner.
  3. Click the New button on the right side of the next page to add exam information.
  4. Complete the form for each exam. 
  5. You can edit an existing exam by clicking on the edit button next to the name except for exam windows and time allowed for an exam - for those, you will need to email me and request those changes.

If you do NOT have an existing RegisterBlast account:

  1. Go to https://www.registerblast.com/mosu/professor/enroll and create an account. 
  2. Bookmark the login page (copy the one from the above instructions if necessary). 
  3. After your account is created, I will add both computer and paper exams to your available exam "groups".
  4. Click the Submissions button in the upper right corner. 
  5. Click the New button on the right side of the next page to add exam information.
  6. Complete the form for each exam. 
  7. You can edit an existing exam by clicking on the "edit" button next to it except for exam windows and time allowed for an exam - for those, you will need to email me and request those changes.

If you are not sure if you have a RegisterBlast account, please email me for confirmation; I can send you a reset password link directly from your account.

Your students will need to use the Schedule an Exam page on our website to make appointments. 

Open book exams

While it is your prerogative as an instructor to allow open book exams, please keep in mind the following if you choose this option for proctored exams:

  • Students using e-texts may not have access to their online text IF you choose either Respondus Lockdown or Respondus Monitor, as recommended. There are settings within Respondus that allow students to access their e-text or other permitted websites if you choose to use those.
  • Students using e-texts cannot bring their own devices to the Testing Center (and may not be able to bring them to other testing centers).
  • Students using e-texts may experience technical difficulties trying to access an e-text at a testing center and have no alternative if the technology fails.
  • Allowing open book exams with e-texts exponentially complicates proctoring, as the proctors cannot be familiar with every e-text option, or what’s “legal” in a web-based product for an open book exam.

If you choose to allow an open book exam and your students may be using the Testing Center, we will make every effort to work with you to try and make an e-text available to your students, but there is no guarantee this will be possible.

Missouri State Faculty (Seated and Blended Courses)

Important note: As of the Fall 2019 semester, all exams require appointments. We will have a small, limited number of walk-in seats available for emergencies.

As a general rule, Missouri State seated and blended courses cannot use the Testing Center, with the exception of makeup or other special circumstances. If you need to arrange for a makeup exam for one or more of your students, please complete the process described below.

If you have an existing RegisterBlast account:

  1. Go to https://www.registerblast.com/mosu/professor/login and sign in (or use the Reset Password link to reset your password). IMPORTANT: the reset is only good for one hour so please use it as soon as possible. I recommend you bookmark this page for future reference. 
  2. Click the Submissions button in the upper right corner.
  3. Click the New button on the right side of the next page to add exam information.
  4. Complete the form for each exam. 
  5. You can edit an existing exam by clicking on the edit button next to the name except for exam windows and time allowed for an exam - for those, you will need to email me and request those changes.

If you do NOT have an existing RegisterBlast account:

  1. Go to https://www.registerblast.com/mosu/professor/enroll and create an account. 
  2. Bookmark the login page (copy the one from the above instructions if necessary). 
  3. After your account is created, I will add both computer and paper exams to your available exam "groups".
  4. Click the Submissions button in the upper right corner. 
  5. Click the New button on the right side of the next page to add exam information.
  6. Complete the form for each exam. 
  7. You can edit an existing exam by clicking on the "edit" button next to it except for exam windows and time allowed for an exam - for those, you will need to email me and request those changes.

If you are not sure if you have a RegisterBlast account, please email me for confirmation; I can send you a reset password link directly from your account.

Your students will need to use the Schedule an Exam page on our website to make appointments. 

Open book exams

While it is your prerogative as an instructor to allow open book exams, please keep in mind the following if you choose this option for proctored exams:

  • Students using e-texts will not have access to their online text IF you choose either Respondus Lockdown or Respondus Monitor, as recommended. There are settings within Respondus that allow students to access their e-text or other permitted websites if you choose to use those.
  • Students using e-texts cannot bring their own devices to the Testing Center (and may not be able to bring them to other testing centers).
  • Students using e-texts may experience technical difficulties trying to access an e-text at a testing center and have no alternative if the technology fails.
  • Allowing open book exams with e-texts exponentially complicates proctoring, as the proctors cannot be familiar with every e-text option, or what’s “legal” in a web-based product for an open book exam.

If you choose to allow an open book exam and your students may be using the Testing Center, we will make every effort to work with you to try and make an e-text available to your students, but there is no guarantee this will be possible.

Non-Missouri State Faculty

Important note: As of the Fall 2019 semester, all exams require appointments. We will have a small, limited number of walk-in seats available for emergencies.

If you are a faculty member from another institution and need to request proctoring for a student taking a computer-based or paper-based exam, please follow the process described below:

If you have an existing RegisterBlast account with Missouri State University:

  1. Go to https://www.registerblast.com/mosu/professor/login and sign in (or use the Reset Password link to reset your password). IMPORTANT: the reset is only good for one hour so please use it as soon as possible. I recommend you bookmark this page for future reference. 
  2. Click the Submissions button in the upper right corner.
  3. Click the New button on the right side of the next page to add exam information.
  4. Complete the form for each exam. 
  5. You can edit an existing exam by clicking on the edit button next to the name except for exam windows and time allowed for an exam - for those, you will need to email me and request those changes.

If you do NOT have an existing RegisterBlast account with Missouri State University:

  1. Go to https://www.registerblast.com/mosu/professor/enroll and create an account. 
  2. Bookmark the login page (copy the one from the above instructions if necessary). 
  3. Click the Submissions button in the upper right corner. 
  4. Click the New button on the right side of the next page to add exam information.
  5. Complete the form for each exam. 
  6. After you have created your account, I will confirm your account creation and assign your exams to the correct "group" (Correspondence/Distance Testing). 
  7. You can edit an existing exam by clicking on the "edit" button next to it except for exam windows and time allowed for an exam - for those, you will need to email me and request those changes.

If you are not sure if you have a RegisterBlast account with Missouri State University, please email me for confirmation; I can send you a reset password link directly from your account.

Your students will need to use the Schedule an Exam page on our website to make appointments. They must choose the Correspondence/Distance Testing exam "group" to find your exam. 

Open book exams

While it is your prerogative as an instructor to allow open book exams, please keep in mind the following if you choose this option for proctored exams:

  • Students using e-texts will not have access to their online text IF you choose a "lockdown browser" software, as recommended. There are settings within Respondus that allow students to access their e-text or other permitted websites if you choose to use those.
  • Students using e-texts cannot bring their own devices to the Testing Center (and may not be able to bring them to other testing centers).
  • Students using e-texts may experience technical difficulties trying to access an e-text at a testing center and have no alternative if the technology fails.
  • Allowing open book exams with e-texts exponentially complicates proctoring, as the proctors cannot be familiar with every e-text option, or what’s “legal” in a web-based product for an open book exam.

If you choose to allow an open book exam and your students may be using the Testing Center, we will make every effort to work with you to try and make an e-text available to your students, but there is no guarantee this will be possible.

Questions or concerns

Please contact the Testing Center Coordinator at SueMcCrory@missouristate.edu or by phone at 417-836-6120.