Office of Online Learning
Office of Online Learning
Welcome to the Office of Online Learning’s Proctoring service! We are here for your proctoring needs: both online and on USM’s Hattiesburg and Gulf Park Campuses. Our proctoring service is not a walk-in service and an exam cannot be made on the phone or through email. An application + fee must be submitted through a proctoring portal below.
Attention: Students should not fill out an application to take exams through Examity
All proctoring fees must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Payments can be made by debit / credit card only. Fees cannot be charged to student accounts.
Be aware of proctoring deadlines. Please note: you must schedule a proctored exam 3-4 (depending on proctoring site deadlines listed below) business days before testing day or a late fee will be charged.
All students must provide a photo ID before testing. Examples include; school ID, driver’s license, or government issued ID.
Campus Parking. If you do not have a valid USM parking pass, please obtain a visitor’s pass by visiting this website.
Cancellations. If you need to cancel your exam with the Office of Online Learning, please call 601-266-5518 or 601-266-5598 or send an email to eddie.goinsFREEMississippi or Vanessa.mccullumFREEMississippi.
It is the primary responsibility of the student taking the course to obtain a proctor, schedule appointment with proctor, and fill out the Application for Student-Non-USM Location for approval.
Hattiesburg Paper Exams: Please have your instructor mail them to
University of Southern Mississippi
Office of Online Learning
ATTN: Vanessa McCullum
118 College Drive #9649
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Gulf Park Paper Exams: Please have your instructor email them to Mernagh%20Howze.
Virtual Proctoring Within Canvas
Southern Miss is partnering with Examity® to assist you in your proctoring needs for your online classes. Scheduling appointments is done through your Canvas course. This provides another option for distance students who can’t meet at a proctoring center.
For students with questions go to the Student FAQ page here.
For instructors with questions go to the Instructors FAQ page here.
Faculty members must provide necessary proctoring information to students including cost, exam dates and on-campus testing information.
Please email Vanessa%20McCullum for inquiries.
FIRST DATE FOR PROCTORED EXAMS
No proctored exams are to be scheduled or required before the third (3rd) week of the class during fall and spring semesters. No proctored exam should be scheduled before the second (2nd) week for summer semester. This time period is needed for students to submit their applications for examination by proctor, and for identifying and approving proctors, and the verification of exam dates.
DEADLINE FOR EXAM DOCUMENTS AND DATES TO PROCTOR
The Office of Online Learning proctoring services no longer accept paper-based exams. The Office of Online Learning offers assistance in the process of creating exams and setting up proctor passwords in Canvas. If you need assistance, please contact Susan Rayborn at 601.266.6589.
All instructors must submit a password/instruction document(s) for each online exam(s) no later that the tenth (10th) working day of the semester. The password/instruction document should include the date(s) the exam is to be given, time allotted to take the exam, navigation to the exam and any instructions as to what students may have with them during the exam. If you would like a sample document, one can be provided to you by the proctor.
Instructors should designate a date, time, and classroom location for their exam to be offered on-campus, administered by you, and advise their students of this information.
The Office of Online Learning will provide proctoring services for on-campus or local students in the case of an emergency or if a class or work schedule conflicts with the time the exam is scheduled with you, the instructor.
These students will be charged a $10 processing fee and are subject to the late fee if applicable. This same service is offered for our Southern Miss Gulf Coast students at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, MS.
Students who are online are responsible for locating an appropriate proctor. All online students will submit their application to the proctor in the Office of Online Learning for approval and processing.
STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
It is the responsibility of the faculty member to provide modified instructions for students with disability accommodations. These accommodations must be met when students are taking an exam. Students can choose to be proctored through the Office of Disability
Located on the second floor (east) of Scianna Hall, the College of Business and Economic Development Testing Center can accommodate over 80 business students.
NOTE: This free proctoring service is available for business students only.
Learn more here.
Located across from Cook Library on the Hattiesburg Campus, the Math Zone contains a large computer lab available for proctored math test.
NOTE: This free proctoring service is available for math students only.
Hours vary based on availability per semester. Learn more here.
To schedule an exam with the Office for Disability Accommodations (ODA), you must be registered with us and have Alternative Testing Accommodations.
ODA recommends that students schedule exams at least two (2) business days in advance. This is to ensure testing space and exam availability. For students testing at the Gulf Park location, you must allow a minimum of four (4) days before the requested examination date,
Learn more at the Office of Disability.
All USM students, regardless of location, will be charged the $10 proctoring fee per exam. Payment is due at the time the application is submitted.
If you use a testing center, there may be separate proctor fees associated with that particular site. In this case, it is the student’s responsibility to pay those fees.
The same guidelines apply for Non-USM students in need of proctored exams. It is up to the student to contact their education institution if proctoring services are required. Our office does not contact them for you. The fee for Non-USM students is $20 per exam. The late fee is $30.
Pricing for Examity is $15.00 for the first hour and $7.00 for each additional hour.
System requirements for Examity include access to a high speed Internet connection and a webcam.
Office of Online Learning Hattiesburg + Gulf Park Campus Fees:
$10 per exam (USM student)
$20 per exam (non-USM student)
$30 late fee
$15 first hour
$7 each additional hour