EXAMITY: HOW TO USE
After a student creates an exam appointment with Examity, the below information is sent to them. Yes, the information is lengthy, but it contains essential references to ensure the student's exam appointment goes smoothly.
VIEW EXAM APPOINTMENT: To learn how to view your exam appointment, you must log into UNC Online. To learn how to log-in, click here.
CANCEL: If your exam window is open and you have not taken your exam then you can cancel your exam appointment. To learn how, click here.
EXAM: You are REQUIRED to know how to find your exam in your University’s LMS (i.e., Canvas, Blackboard, PeopleSoft, etc). The Examity proctor will ask you to navigate to your exam, so you must know where it is located in the LMS.
CANNOT FIND EXAM: If you do not know where the exam is located then you either need to (1) Contact your instructor for this information and/or (2) Reschedule your exam appointment until you receive this information from your instructor. NOTE: Often, instructors include the link to their exam in their course syllabus or on the online course page in the LMS.
PRIVATE LOCATION: You are required to take your exam in a private location (e.g., bedroom with closed door, office with closed door, private room in a library with a closed door. To learn more, click here.
REQUIRED and PROHIBITED MATERIALS: Certain materials are required of students for every, single exam appointment. Other materials are prohibited. To learn more, click here.
CHROME or FIREFOX: When accessing UNC Online, use either Chrome or Firefox.
NO CHROMEBOOKS, TABLETS, SMARTPHONES: The following devices are NOT supported: Chromebooks, Tablets, Smartphones. To learn more about the required equipment, click here.
MAC and SAFARI: The use of a MAC is supported with Chrome or Firefox. To learn more, click here.
INTERNET SPEED: Internet speed must be at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. To learn more, click here.
FEES and REFUNDS: First Hour Price: $11.00. Additional Hour Price: $6/Hour. NOTE: Prices are not prorated; any portion of an hour is priced in one hour increments. Example: a 90 minute exam = $11 (for the first hour) + $6 (for the additional 30 minutes).
No-shows - A $5.00 payment will be required for any no-shows for webcam proctoring. NOTE: Students are given a 30 minute courtesy to start their exam. At 30 minutes past the student’s scheduled exam appointment, the appointment will be cancelled and the student will not be eligible for a full refund on the missed appointment.
Technical Issue - As a courtesy, Examity will refund students if their appointment has a technical issue that prevents the appointment from occurring. NOTE: Coming to the appointment with incorrect equipment (i.e., Chromebook, Tablet, Smartphone) does not fall into the category of technical issues. Be sure to understand the equipment, internet, operating system, and other requirements for your Examity appointment. Click here to learn more.
Refunds take 3-5 business days for Examity to process. Click here to learn more.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY and PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: Academic Integrity and Professional Conduct Standards apply for all exam appointments.
EXAM SECURITY PROTOCOLS: Please be aware, it is possible that the Examity proctor MAY stop you during your exam and ask you to perform a room scan, ask you questions, etc. This is a security precaution Examity proctors must follow, based on alerts on the Examity side. This does NOT mean that you are in trouble, but it DOES mean an alert was triggered on the Examity side, which caused the proctor to need to perform security protocols. Your patience and compliance is appreciated and required if this happens.
START EXAM NOW: The ‘Start Exam Now’ link ONLY shows up in UNC Online 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled appointment date and time (see below for info about time zones). This link will NOT automatically appear if you have logged into UNCO greater than 15 minutes in advance. If you do log into UNCO 15 minutes in advance then you will need to RELOAD/REFRESH your UNCO exam appointment page in order to see the ‘Start Exam Now’ link.
TIME ZONE OF APPOINTMENT: The time zone of your appointment defaults to the time zone of the device you used when you scheduled your appointment.
30 MINUTE COURTESY: Students are given a 30 minute courtesy to click on the ‘Start Exam Now’ link in UNC Online. At 30 minutes past your scheduled exam appointment, the ‘Start Exam Now’ link will disappear, your appointment will be cancelled as a ‘No Show,’ and you will not be eligible for a full refund on the missed appointment. For more information on Examity's Cancellation & No Show Policy, click here.
EXAMITY PROFILE: The FIRST TIME you use the WebCam Proctor (Examity), you will be prompted to set up your profile. Your profile is required information that will be used by Examity proctors to authenticate you for each exam appointment. The required profile information includes:
- A computer requirements check
- Verification of your phone number and time zone (NOTE: The time zone of your appointment defaults to the time zone of the device you used when you scheduled your appointment.)
EXAM TIME BEGINS: The time for your exam DOES NOT begin until after you complete the authentication process and the exam has been opened, via the password, by the proctor. To learn more, click here.