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Using Zoom for Proctoring

In addition to being a useful technology for the modern classroom, Zoom can also be used for proctoring.  If you choose to set proctoring up using Zoom, there are some things you need to know.

  • You Need to Get Zoom: In order to use Zoom for proctoring, you will need to get a Zoom Pro account. Please use this link to download Zoom and then use this link to submit a ticket and upgrade your account to Pro. If you do not know how to use Zoom, please review these Zoom instructions, including the links to training found in the right-hand sidebar. 
  • Proctored Students Need to Get Zoom: Although it is not technically necessary for students to get a Zoom account to join a Zoom meeting, it will be easier to track who is logging in for Zoom proctoring if students have created a Wichita State Zoom account.  Please encourage all students to get a Zoom account for their desktop or laptop by following these student instructions for Zoom.
  • You Need to Learn to Control Another Person's Computer Remotely: If you are going to be proctoring tests that are delivered in Blackboard and have a password, you will need to be able to control a student's computer remotely. This is a very easy thing to do in Zoom, and you can use these instructions for Remote Desktop Control
  • You Need to Schedule a Time with Your Student(s): Zoom allows multiple people to share their screen at one time, and you might be able to proctor as many at 4-6 students at once using Zoom. If you plan to offer group proctoring, each student in the group must be told there will be others in their proctoring session, and you must secure their permission. If you are going to proctor several students at once, you will want to use Zoom's Gallery View. Students must be allowed an individual proctoring session if they prefer in order to comply with FERPA regulations.