Online Proctoring

Online proctoring is a method of exam invigilation where professional proctors use webcams and microphones to remotely supervise students during their exams.

Instructors for online courses may choose whether to offer the option of using online proctoring for their invigilated exams. If an instructor chooses to offer online proctoring in their course, a student’s eligibility to use this option is determined by where they reside; students who reside within 80km of St. John’s or Grenfell campus are currently not eligible to use online proctoring. Students who are not eligible, or who choose not to use online proctoring, will write their invigilated exams on paper with an in-person supervisor.

Memorial uses ProctorU as its online invigilation service. Instructors and students may visit this resource for more information on ProctorU, including what to expect when using it, proctoring procedures, and privacy protocol.

Watch this short video to see how online proctoring works:


 Students participating in online proctoring are not required to select an exam supervisor, and they can write their exams at home or at any quiet location with an internet connection. Students also have the flexibility of choosing an exam start time that fits their schedule, within an established availability window (usually 24 hours long).

Similar to writing exams in a classroom, students will be required to show their Memorial campus ID card or two pieces of government-issued photo ID to the proctor prior to taking the exam. Exams are securely written within Brightspace. To ensure the privacy of student information, all data is stored in a secure data center in Canada and may be temporarily stored in secure locations outside Canada to facilitate transfer.

For more information about online proctoring, please contact the CITL Support Centre.