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Off-Campus Testing

Off-Campus Testing refers to exams administered at other universities or proctoring services. If you teach an online course, or if your policies allow students to take exams at other testing centers, a copy of the exam must be created specifically for students testing remotely. Unlike the original, the duplicate must use password restriction and be excluded from grade center calculations.


If you’re teaching an online class, or if you’re allowing your students to test at other testing centers, a copy of the exam must be created and secured by Password instead of Location Restriction. Deploy the duplicate to the same location as the original.

The Off-campus version of the test must also be excluded from grade book calculations. Once testing has ended and your exam has closed, manually transfer the grades of students who took the test remotely into the graded test column (the on-campus test) in Grade Center.

Remote test passwords can be set by the instructor, and sent to off-campus testing centers as needed.

Deploying Tests For Off-Campus Testing:

Please note: not all exam settings need to match those in the video. If you are unsure what settings the testing center requires, please check Instructor Policies and Best Practices

1Deploy On-Campus Exams First
Deploy your tests for Testing Center administration (see instructions above).
2Copy Your Deployed Tests
From the left hand menu, under Course Management, Select Tests, Surveys, and Pools. Click Tests. Hover over the desired test and click the drop-down menu. Select Copy. A copy of the test now appears under the original. Notice that the copy is not deployed.
3Return to Deployed Test Location in The Course
Copy any additional tests in the course that need to be taken remotely, then navigate to where your current on-campus tests are deployed in the course.
4Deploy The Copy of The Test
Hover over Assessment, and select Test. Deploy the copy of the test to the same location.
5Edit The Test Options
When the copy is deployed, you will immediately be taken to the Test Options page. Change the test name appropriately (add Off-Campus or Remote Test to the exam title).
6Assign A Password
Configure configure the test as you did the original, however the off-campus version must be assigned a password, and the Location Restriction must be set to No Restrictions.
7Exclude From Grade Center
Un-check the Include Grade in Grade Center Calculations box. The Off Campus Test Grades will appear in an ungraded column in Grade Center. They can be manually transferred under the original test column.
Click Submit to deploy. Both tests now appear in the same folder.