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Proctoring Resources for Students

I am an OTC student and I want to:

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Great!  We are excited about our partnership with ProctorU to make this convenient opportunity available for you. For the fall 2020 semester, students will not be charged to take proctored exams through ProctorU Auto.

We highly recommend following steps 1-3 below at least 24 hours in advance of when you plan to take your proctored event using ProctorU AutoFollow step 4 whenever you are ready to take your exam.

Step 1:  You must use Google Chrome as your web browser. Download Google Chrome if you do not have it on your computer.

Step 2: Download and install the ProctorU Extension for Google Chrome.

Step 3: Once installed, click on the ProctorU extension and log in. If you do not have a ProctorU account, you will need to create one, then log in once your account has been confirmed.

NOTE: You do not need to schedule an exam through ProctorU (as was done through the previous process). If your exam is available in Canvas, you are able to take the exam through ProctorU at any time.

ProctorU Extension Sign-in Screen

Step 4: Navigate to your exam in Canvas and click on it to start the exam.


If you are disconnected after starting your proctored exam through ProctorU, you can get help to reconnect through their live chat option found under the Help link under the ProctorU extension.

ProctorU Extension Help Link

For all other issues, please contact the ProctorU 24/7 support line at 855-772-8678. Additionally, you can contact the OTC Online office at 417-447-8200 or email during normal business hours.

Please click on the testing location you are planning to use to visit their website for more information on their hours of availability and their scheduling options:

For information on how to take your proctored event at a non-OTC location please use the Off-Campus Proctoring Approval Form.

Some math courses require you to take your proctored exams in person at a testing facility – some allow the use of ProctorU Auto.  Please contact your instructor for help identifying which of the these is most appropriate for your class.

To complete your COM 105 course, you will be required to appear either at an OTC campus or at another approved proctoring location to have the persuasion speech recorded in front of an audience of at least five (5) people who are at least 16 years of age.

  • If you are an OTC student at the Springfield or Richwood Valley campuses then you must schedule your proctored speech with the Speech Communication Center located at the Springfield campus. You can reach them by phone at 417-447-8235, by email at, or in person at room IC200A. You are required to use your OTC email to set up an appointment but may call or visit in person for more information.
  • If you need to schedule an appointment at a different OTC campus or another location, please contact your instructor via email. They will be able to provide you with a form to do so. In order to register for your proctored speech at any location you must wait until the registration period begins.

Please find information about the registration period, proctored speech dates, and other details of the proctored speech event in your COM 105 Canvas course.

Please contact your instructor for help identifying which of the above categories is most appropriate for your class.

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