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Proctoring Options for DL Courses

The University of North Florida is committed to the academic integrity of its distance learning courses. Instructors may elect to use online or on ground proctoring options for exams in their DL courses in order to authenticate student identity and promote academic honesty.


Online proctoring allows students to take exams from any location using their computer's webcam and internet connection. Two types of online proctoring services are available for distance learning courses at UNF. RemoteProctorNow (RPN) provides record and review proctoring, while Honorlock utilizes a combination of artificial intelligence and live proctor support to identify and address potential testing violations. The matrix below outlines the differences between the services. CIRT can consult with instructors to identify the tool that will best meet their needs. If you are interested in utilizing an online proctoring services for your course assessments please contact


Information Remote Proctor Now (RPN) Honorlock
Which courses can use this tool? Distance Learning only, up to 6 tests per course Distance Learning only
Type of Proctoring Webcam view and desktop are recorded and reviewed by 2 proctors after test Webcam view and desktop are recorded and monitored by AI during the test; live proctors will initiate a chat session with the student if a high-level violation is detected. Instructor is able to review a violation report and recorded sessions.
Authentication Students show photo ID at the beginning of each test; included in proctor review Students show photo ID and perform a room scan at the beginning of each test; included in instructor review
Student Scheduling Not required: available on demand Not required: available on demand
Practice Test Yes Yes
Student Cost None None
Required Equipment Webcam/microphone Webcam/microphone; desktop or laptop computer
Canvas Integration Yes- students access test from Canvas and instructor reviews exam reports from Canvas Yes- students access test from Canvas but instructor reviews exam reports from Canvas
Technical Support Via RPN 24/7 Helpdesk Via 24/7 Honorlock live chat or email support
Customized Exam Rules Yes Yes
Recording Availability Within 3 days, available for 3 months Within 24 hours, available for up to 12 months
Rule Violations Flagged in recordings Flagged in recordings
Additional Information Learn more about RPN Learn more about Honorlock

On Ground

Scheduled Exams

UNF's definition of distance learning allows for up to 8 hours of classroom contact in a 3 credit hour course. Instructors can choose to have the class meet only for exams if they work with their department to schedule space and advertise the planned meeting times in advance of course registration. For more information, see the Hybrid and Distance Learning Course Delivery page.


Department-Organized Testing

Instructors can make arrangements within their program or department to reserve space in campus computer labs for proctored testing for student able to attend campus.


National College Testing Association

UNF is a member of the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC), a free referral service provided by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) to facilitate distance learning. The purpose of the CCTC is to make test administration services available to students at educational institutions away from their campuses. Those testing centers typically require a per-test fee.