To ensure the integrity of our finals--that they are kept safe from outsiders' eyes, that the person taking the test is indeed the student enrolled in the class--we have proctored finals. "Proctored" means that someone is monitoring the student while he or she takes the exam to verify that there is no cheating. There are two ways you can schedule a final at the online school.
- Online proctoring- Proctoring via computer monitors students' exams remotely, meaning that students can take the exam at home, online. To do so, be sure that you have a quiet, uninterrupted room to work in, a web cam, and a strong internet connection. For more information on the online proctoring service, please refer to the Student Orientation course or check with the Oaks Christian Online office.
ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exam from the comfort of your home. ProctorU is available 24/7, however, you will need to schedule your proctoring session at least 72 hours in advance to avoid any on-demand scheduling fees.
In order to use ProctorU, you will need a high-speed internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), a windows or apple Operating System, and a government issued photo id (your parent's id will work). ProctorU recommends that you visit proctoru.com/testitout prior to your proctoring session to test your equipment.
We recommend you click on the button that says “connect to a live person” to fully test out your equipment. Please make sure that you are using the current version of Chrome and have downloaded the ProctorU Chrome extension available at http://bit.ly/proctoruchrome.
Additionally, please visit and review the test-taker resource center here. You should expect the startup process with the proctor to take about 10-15 minutes. However, this time will not affect your exam time. Please feel free to direct any questions to the student support team via the live chat within your account.
- Local students may choose to schedule a time to take the final in the computer lab at the Oaks Christian Online office, located on the third floor of the Learning Center at the Oaks Christian School campus. In this scenario, the Office Manager will monitor students' work on their computers, by a software that allows recording of the students' desktop, as well as monitor the materials the student is permitted to take into the lab.