Information for Faculty

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. Exam proctoring information must be submitted via our online form no later than the deadlines specified for a given semester.  More information can be found in the Missouri State Online Blackboard Community, or by contacting Missouri State Online

Fall 2019 Missouri State Online Proctored Exam Scheduling Form

Once you have submitted your form, it will be processed by the Testing Center. Please remember this is a manual process, and may take up to two business days to complete. You will then receive a confirmation email with a PDF of your form submission for your records.  Rosters will be obtained by the Testing Center office. 

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 form linked below.  We will make every effort to process your request the same or the next business day, and provide you with confirmation of your proctoring request at that time. Please remember that processing of proctoring requests is a manual process. 

Exam Proctoring Form for Missouri State University Academic Exams

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 complete the form linked below.  Your request will be processed within two business days, at which time you will receive a PDF confirmation of your request. Please remember that processing of proctoring requests is a manual process. 

Exam Proctoring Form for Non-Missouri State University Exams

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.