Testing Services - Guidelines and Best Practices for Faculty
Before each semester, an Excel Spreadsheet will be sent out to all departments for
faculty to indicate proctoring needs for distance learning (Web) courses for the semester.
Once the completed spreadsheets are submitted, the Academic Testing Committee will
review. If any scheduling conflicts are identified, Instructors will be contacted
to work out an equitable solution. Faculty not contacted by the Academic Testing
Committee may assume requested exam proctoring in the Testing Center has been approved.
These courses/exams approved to utilize the Testing Center for proctoring services will receive instructions on how to submit exams to the Accessibility and Testing Department for the semester.
The Accessibility and Testing Department now accepts exam submissions electronically through a new appointment and exam submission system called RegisterBlast. The streamlining of these practices will benefit students and faculty by providing more efficient services while increasing the integrity of the testing environment.
Faculty RegisterBlast Exam Submission
RegisterBlast Exam Submissions should be fully completed and submitted a minimum of three (3) business days prior to the test date. Students are asked to follow the 24-hour in advance appointment policy. You may access RegisterBlast by clicking on the RegisterBlast link in your Blackboard course under Course Tools.
Testing Software/Web Applications
Accessibility and Testing supports the following browsers and software programs:
- Browsers: Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
- Software: Blackboard, Respondus Lockdown Browser, ALEKS, MyMathLab, HESI NG, Certiport
The Testing Center does not accept homework.
Students are required to present valid photo identification when reporting to the Testing Center: Examples of valid photo IDs include a current Cougar (Student) ID card, state issued ID, passport, work/school ID, or other legitimate ID bearing a photo and full name. If an individual does not have identification or if the name on the ID does not match the name in the student's records, an exam will not be administered.
- Emergency situations will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to ensure we are serving our students and faculty.
Faculty Frequently Asked Questions
1) CSCC Distance Learning Web courses with a "W" designation
2) CSCC Make-up Exams
3) CSCC Accommodated Tests
- Make-up testing is intended for students who missed a classroom test or quiz due to an extenuating circumstance and have the faculty member’s permission to sit for the test or quiz in the testing center.
*In-Person course exams will only be proctored for make-up and accommodated exams.
Great news, your account has already been created! Please follow the Step by Step Instructions..
No. You will only need to submit the exam through RegisterBlast one time.
A Department Designee can:
- Pick up any paper/pencil exams from the Accessibility and Testing Columbus Office located in the Center for Workforce Development Building, WD 223
- Pick up – Delaware Campus Testing Center, MO 157 – Individual Faculty Pick Up. Option only available if test taken at the Delaware Campus and Faculty member teaches at the Delaware Campus.
*Note: Tests completed in Lockdown Browser do not require Pick Up.
Students who violate the Student Standards of Conduct will be directed by the Testing Center staff to stop the test and will be escorted out of the Testing Center. Any violations will be reported to you, and based on the severity of the incident, may be reported to Student Conduct for review. Incident reports filled out by the Testing Center staff will be sent to you by email.
RegisterBlast takes exam security and privacy very seriously. All submissions are stored on a domestic server, and only Accessibility and Testing staff will have access to that information. Other faculty or students cannot view your test, test materials, or submission information. RegisterBlast is also a member of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and used by other prominent institutions.
Exams must be submitted through RegisterBlast.
For any edits you may need to make to an exam submission (Web courses, Makeup exams or Accommodated Exams), email the edits to email@example.com and a staff member will make the changes.
Please allow 1 business day for the edits to be made.
Student resides or will be 40 miles or more from any CSCC testing center
Student receives an approval email, to which the instructor(s) is copied; Virtual Testers (Blackboard) will be scheduled for their appointment by Out of Region testing; Paper/Pencil testers (at a physical location) will have their exam materials submitted to the sites by Out of Region testing. The completed exams will be returned to Out of Region testing and forwarded to Testing center for logging and instructor pick up
A second copy of the exam will need to be created in Lockdown Browser for the students identified as Out of Region, and then you will create a Start Code for those exams and submit the Start Code that you created to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE – you do not have to submit again to RegisterBlast.
**See Lockdown Browser Set-Up Instructions Guide for further assistance.
Angela M. Hill – Systems Specialist
Out of Region website: https://www.cscc.edu/services/testingcenter/academic-testing/out-of-region-testing.shtml
For additional questions, contact Accessibility and Testing, 614-287-5219 or email email@example.com.