For the past few semesters, the College of Engineering Distance Learning Office has provided a pilot proctoring assistance to instructors and students who are enrolled in classes that are offered through WebEx or at a distance.

Based on the information gathered during the proctoring pilot, the Distance Learning Office will now follow the university guidelines for proctoring beginning Fall 2017.

If you are currently using a proctoring service that you are happy with, please continue to use that service. ​​However, if you are in need of proctoring services the following site from TLOS will provide you with information related to arranging for a proctor.

Additionally, please feel free to contact Dr. Glenda Scales if you have any questions.

Below are a few other options that have been used for administering exams at a distance:

  • LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor (Canvas Edition)
    Respondus LockDown Browser can be used to administer tests and quizzes while preventing students form printing, copying, going to another UR, or accessing other applications. Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for tests and quizzes in Canvas. For more information on Respondus LockDown Browswer go to
  • Northern Virginia Center (NVC) Library Northern Virginia Center Library offers proctoring services for instructors if they have fewer than five students who need proctoring. If the number is greater than five, the professor should contact their department to reserve a room and arrange for a proctor at NVC. To arrange for proctoring through NVC, please contact the Resource Library at or (703) 538-8340.
  • Blacksburg Campus Proctoring Services
    Librarians can serve as proctors for those students located in Blacksburg who may have proctoring needs. Tests are proctored in Newman Library and requests must be made in advance. To request Blacksburg campus proctoring service complete the Proctoring service request form found at

Academic Integrity

Engineering is committed to protecting the quality and integrity of its distance education programs.  It is essential that all students, whether they are on Virginia Tech’s campus or halfway around the globe, have a fair and equal chance to demonstrate their mastery of course material.  For this reason, Engineering strictly enforces Virginia Tech’s academic integrity policies.  Cheating, plagiarism, and failure to follow appropriate procedures for homework, quizzes, and examinations can all result in a failing grade for the assignment, and may be grounds for dismissal from the University.

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact