Distance Education Proctoring Services (DEPS) for Faculty

What is DEPS?

These services are available for online courses only!

Distant education proctoring services provide support to faculty to improve the quality of online course instruction. Since the program is designed to identify students taking courses in the online environment. we ask that faculty, who have the means and ability to identify their own students in a weekly classroom environment, assist us by removing that volume from our small lab.

Please take note of the testing lab hours of operation when considering your exam time frame as the hours will change beginning April 1, 2017.


Options

Options

  1. In-person proctoring at the UA Little Rock Testing Services computer lab
  2. Remote proctoring
  3. In-person proctoring at another university testing center. This is typically, arranged with a member institution of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC). These centers adhere to the same professional standards and guidelines of the National College Testing Association as UA Little Rock.

Security features

Services UA Little Rock Remote CCTC
ID verification X X X
Secure test materials X X X
On site personnel to assist with questions X X
Online and phone technical assistance 24/7 X
Record video X X varies by center
Record audio X X
Screen viewing technology X X
Ability to proctor Blackboard exams X X
Flat rate proctoring fee Free for UA Little Rock students

$30 non-UA Little Rock
Free and available only to UA Little Rock students




How to set-up your class for DEPS and submit a request

Exam set-up

  1. Create your exam or upload your question bank into the online course delivery system for your class:
  2. Review the information you have entered.

Test administration request submission to Testing Services

The deadline for a request submission is 14 working days PRIOR to the first test date.

Accommodated exam requests involve a different procedure. Please refer to the “Faculty Accommodated Testing Proctor Requests“.

  1. If you do not have an account in the “Professor Module” of Register Blast, you must create one. This module has replaced Jotform, but is just as easy to use.
    • Go to the “Professor Module
    • Enter your first name and last name
    • Enter your email address
    • Create a password and confirm the password
    • Click the “enroll” button to complete the process
  2. Login to your “<a href="http://www.registerblast.com/ualr/professor/enroll” account to enter your test request. You will receive a confirmation email of your submission.
  3. Enter the criteria you want Testing Services to follow such as the date and time you want your exam to begin and end, your complete contact information, the course name, acronym, number, section number, etc.
    • Be sure to check Testing Services’ hours of operation before designating the time frame within which your students must test.
  4. Enter the criteria students must follow such as whether or not they may use remote proctoring, another testing center, a calculator, the calculator model/type, open book, notes, if testing personnel must collect and shred notes or send them back to you, if only one note card is permitted, scratch paper, etc.
  5. If your exam is a hard copy, you have a reference table, or other hard copy materials, follow the online instructions to upload them.
  6. Submit.
  7. Inform your students of their options.
  8. Faculty must not make appointments for students.

If you encounter any difficulties, you may contact:




Appointment

  • Faculty must not make appointments for students.
    • Accommodated students must contact Testing Services, by calling 501.569.3198, to schedule their appointment.
    • Students who do not require accommodation and elect to test in the Testing Services lab, should make their appointment online or by entering the URL ualr.at/exam.
    • Students who desire to test remotely, must call Testing Services at 501.569.3198 to schedule an appointment. They must not use the online scheduler. Remote testing utilizes a completely different system, access, and process. Please direct students to contact Testing Services with questions.



  • Faculty accommodated testing requests


    Testing Services will help facilitate faculty accommodated testing proctor requests.


    Remote proctoring


    UA Little Rock Testing Services uses the online service Remote Proctor Now (RPNow) to provide educators and students, in distance learning environments, with an on-demand, convenient, and easy to use testing alternative.

    Students can take exams at their convenience, in the comfort of their own homes, using their computer, webcam, and an internet connection.

    Contact:

      Testing Services
      University of Arkansas at Little Rock
      2801 South University Avenue
      Student Services Center, room 315
      Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

      501.569.3198
      501.569.8096 (Fax)
      proctor@ualr.edu (Email)


    1. Remote
      • Students may test from home if they are not within a reasonable distance from UALR or another testing center.
      • The software program, Remote Proctor Now, is used for online test delivery, student identification, and test monitoring.
      • Students pay online to have their exam proctored.
    2. UALR
    3. CCTC (Consortium of College Testing Centers)
      • The student tests and is proctored at another university testing center.
      • Students select a location near their home from the Consortium of College Testing Centers that, like UALR, adhere to the professional standards and guidelines of the National College Testing Association.

    Accommodation contacts and information

    Accommodation information and policies

    Testing Services accommodation contact:

      University of Arkansas at Little Rock
      Testing Services
      2801 South University Avenue
      Student Services Center, room 315
      Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

      501.569.3198
      501.569.8096 (Fax)
      acctest@ualr.edu (Email for use by faculty and accommodated students only.)

    Disability Resource Center contact: