Proctored Exams

Inter Aguadilla Online

Proctored Exams

In online courses, supervised exams are offered with the purpose of maintaining Academic Integrity. This type of exam is supervised with the purpose of ensuring that the instructions given by the professor for said exam are complied with.

The new regulations of the Institution, the Federal Government and the Middle States Association (accrediting agency) require the Campus to ensure that the student admitted and enrolled completely online, is the one who participates in the Evaluation Criteria of the courses (exams, tests, forums, assignments, etc.). Once the student is admitted or re-admitted, it is a requirement that they comply with the authentication process. For more information about the authentication process, you can call (787) 891-0235 ext. 2724.

A proctored exam is an assessment criterion that requires the student to authenticate their identity prior to completing it. Because these exams are guarded, it helps to ensure the academic integrity of the teaching and learning process.

The accrediting agency MSCHE and the US Department of Education require student authentication through the  Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations.

What are the alternatives offered by the Aguadilla Campus to students who take supervised exams?

1. Virtual Proctor Systems:

  • Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor:
    It is a virtual supervision tool for exams in remote , hybrid or completely online virtual courses . Respondus Monitor ensures the integrity of the academic process in student evaluations through individual recording with the use of a camera (Webcam) and a microphone. This tool is used in conjunction with the Respondus LockDown Browser browser blocker. Currently, Respondus Monitor is compatible with desktop computers, laptops (PC or Mac) and iPad.
  • Remote Proctor Now (RPNow):
    • RPNow is convenient for the student since it allows flexibility in the schedule, place and time to take the supervised exams.
    • The student has the alternative of using the Remote Proctor Now (RPN) Virtual Custodial System, which is designed so that the student can take the supervised exams from the comfort of their home using a Web Cam.
    • This System uses strict quality measures, which ensures academic integrity through a Student Authentication Process, in addition to recording while taking the exam.
    • The recording is reviewed by Certified Custodians who ensure that the student has complied with the instructions given by the professors, which defines and establishes the instructions that the student must follow for each exam.
    • RPNow is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is why it offers students the flexibility to take their supervised exams at their convenience within the days established by their professors.
    • Learn more about Remote Proctor Now (RPNow):


2. Proctored Exams Services on Campus

Instructions for the student if taking the exam on campus:

  1. You must register before starting the exam.
  2. An official photo ID is required.
  3. The student must arrive at the center where the exam will be taken two hours before closing time. For example, if the closing time is at 7:00 p.m., you should not arrive later than 5:00 p.m.
  4. You should have the code and the course section of the exam you are taking on hand.
  5. The custodian will indicate the instructions given by the professor for said exam.

Distance Education and Internationalization Office – located on the first floor of the Student Center.

*Schedule to take the exam

Modnay to Thursday

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*Subject to change.


3. Other premises of the Institution

The student who is outside the area of ​​the Aguadilla Campus, will check the  Directory of the Institution’s Custodians (PDF) to select the closest place to take the supervised exam.

You can obtain information about the process for handling supervised exams at the Campuses by visiting the Internet Portal of the Campus of interest. You can obtain information at this link: .


Active Military Students

Active soldiers stationed at military bases can use Virtual Custody Systems (Respondus/RPNow). They also have the alternative of attending the Educational Center located within their Military Base.

After the rigorous investigation is completed and the Custodial Service Request is approved, the custodian will receive the passwords and instructions for administering the exam. Please contact Online Education Office first for the Custodial Service Request.

Passwords will be sent to the Proctor at the military’s email address. Passwords will not be sent to addresses of postal companies such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.

The student is responsible for communicating with the custodian to arrange the date and time to take the exam.

The custodian will be present while the student takes the exam and will supervise it in the Educational Center and not in another place. Under no circumstances will the password be given to the student.