Assessment Services has teamed up with Examity, an online proctoring service, to provide an online testing option for prospective RRC Polytech students. For a list of available test sessions, please check our events calendar.
Examity is an online proctoring company that enables students to take exams remotely. For more information, please visit Examity’s website.
More detail about each of these steps can be found below. In order to complete online testing with Assessment Services, you must do the following:
Visit our events calendar for a list of available test dates and select your preferred test session (online test dates will have the word “Online” in their title). Register for the test using your RRC Polytech account.
Generally, the deadline to sign up for your test through RRC Polytech’s registration system is a minimum of one week before your preferred test date. Specific registration deadlines can be found on the event pages. This allows us to make sure everything is set up so you can schedule your test appropriately with Examity.
Note: To ensure you don’t miss important emails from Assessment Services, please check your junk/spam folders regularly after you sign up for testing.
After signing up for a test date, you will receive a registration confirmation email from Assessment Services. This email will contain information about setting up your Examity profile. We encourage you to set up your profile early to avoid any unnecessary scheduling issues.
When setting up your profile, please remember to:
Depending on the test you are completing, you may be sent additional information after you receive your registration email. Please make sure you save any additional emails from Assessment Services, Examity, or our third-party vendors, as you may need this information for your test session.
Once you have set up your profile, click on the “Computer System Requirements Check” located on the top right corner of your profile page to confirm you meet these standards:
If you need help or have any questions, Examity offers 24/7/365 technical support. Call 855-EXAMITY, email firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with an Examity support representative through the Live Chat link on your Examity dashboard.
Note: Please run a systems requirement check right before you log in to your assessment to ensure that your internet connection is strong enough to complete your test as scheduled.
You may have noticed when you signed up for your assessment, the test was scheduled to take place from 12:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Since Examity offers one-on-one proctoring, you can choose the time that works best for you to complete your assessment.
This means that if you register for an online test session through RRC Polytech scheduled for January 1, you will be able to schedule your assessment during any available time slot from 12:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. on January 1. Proctor availability on a particular day is not determined by RRC Polytech—please ensure you sign up with Examity early so you get your preferred time slot.
To schedule your assessment:
Please ensure you schedule your assessment at least 24 hours in advance of your desired test time. If you are scheduling less than 24 hours in advance of your desired testing time, you must select the On-Demand scheduling option. You will be required to pay Examity’s on-demand scheduling fee via credit card. RRC Polytech is not responsible for on-demand scheduling fees.
To reschedule or cancel an exam:
If you wish to cancel your exam, please also email email@example.com so we can remove you from the registration list. You may reschedule your assessment later if necessary.
Note: The length of time allotted for online assessments is the same as tests completed in-person, e.g. three hours for the AMERA, no time limit for the DRP, etc. Due to the way the online DRP system is set up, those writing the Online – DRP are not able to schedule their own assessment. Assessment Services staff will schedule you for a time slot, and will follow up with you to switch your start time if necessary.
Sign in to your Examity profile at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your exam. This will give you time to connect with your proctor and troubleshoot any technical issues. The time it takes to connect to your proctor and complete the authentication process will not count towards your test duration (if your assessment has a time limit).
On the Examity dashboard:
Results will be communicated the same way they are with in-person testing: Assessment Services will review your assessment and forward your results via email. We will also send your results to the Admissions Officer of the program of interest listed on your online account, so please ensure that this information is accurate. Timelines for specific assessment results can be found on our FAQ page.
For every test session, you will require the valid, government-issued photo ID that you used to set up your Examity profile. Other requirements may vary by assessment. In some cases, for example, you will require a voucher code or password.
Additional requirements for your test session will be sent to you via email if applicable, so please follow the directions in any emails you were sent from Assessment Services, Examity, or our third-party vendors.
The length of time allotted for online assessments is the same as tests completed in-person. Information about our specific assessments can be found here. As with in-person test sessions, you are permitted to use the washroom or get something to drink as necessary, but we cannot pause your time or give you additional time if you take a break.
Please ensure you complete your assessment in one session. If you end the proctoring session before you have completed the assessment, you may be able to return to your assessment at a later date, but this cannot be guaranteed. We will deal with these situations on a case-by-case basis.
When using Examity for online exams, your webcam and computer screen will be monitored and recorded for the duration of the test. Photo IDs, security questions, and video feeds of the test-taking environment are encrypted to ensure the data is protected from unauthorized access. Only properly authorized people have access to the information that is stored. Should our authorized administrators be required to review a test session, all videos are saved for a prescribed period of time and then deleted. Individual proctor activity is recorded on video and audio. If you have any concerns after your test session, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you begin your test through Examity, you will be presented with a user agreement that you must accept before proceeding. Please click on the link and read the document, which is intended to give you a better understanding of the terms you are accepting. Note that the terms and conditions are subject to change; we will do our best to update the plain language version as necessary.
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