Online Proctored Exam Information
All online courses will have 1 or 2 proctored exams. Your exam must be scheduled with your instructor. Only in emergency cases will you be allowed to take an exam at an alternate time with the NWCC eLearning proctor. The NWCC eLearning proctor is only located on the Senatobia Campus.
Where do I go to take my exam?
Your instructor will announce the time and location of the exam. For proctored exams the location will be Tate Hall, Senatobia. You should park opposite Tate Hall in the Hwy 51 student parking lot.
For directions to campus and a map of the Senatobia campus please click on the link here: http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=1128
How do I schedule an appointment for my exam?
Your instructor will announce a date, time, and location for your tests. If you want to test at the date and time your instructor provided, your instructor will provide instructions on how to schedule to test with them.
What do I need to bring to my exam?
You MUST have a photo ID at the time of testing or you will not be allowed to take the exam. You need to bring any extra materials you may need for your exam (pencil, calculator, headphones, etc.).
What if I need to schedule an exam with the NWCC eLearning proctor?
If you cannot make the time and location your instructor specified you may be able to test with the NWCC eLearning proctor. The NWCC eLearning proctor is only available on the Senatobia Campus. The NWCC eLearning proctor tests Monday through Friday on the Senatobia Campus in the Tate building lab 201. To test with the NWCC eLearning proctor you must make an appointment. Details on making an appointment are below.
Can I take classes from another community college in the state?
Students can request classes from any college in the MSVCC consortium, however there are some requirements that must be met. First, the course must be listed in the Northwest current catalog with the same number of credit hours. Second, the instructor must be approved by Northwest faculty credential standards. Third, the course must be approved by a Director at Northwest to ensure that it meets the same standards as the class taught at Northwest. This process can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks depending on different issues.
No outside course requests can be taken the last two weeks of registration in order to properly prepare outside course needs for our students. Northwest sections of any given course are filled before we allow courses from the other colleges to be “pulled in” for registration.
What if I live out of the State of Mississippi?
If you live out of the state, arrangements can be made for you to test at a local testing center. You must first contact the NWCC eLearning proctor at 662-560-5259 to make those arrangements. A form will be sent to you to get the college or military proctor to fill out and fax back for approval. After approval is granted, then communication will take place with both proctors to ensure the proper instructions are received. There may be extra fees incurred for this testing.
Northwest Students: How to make an appointment using SmarterProctoring
If you are a Northwest student and cannot test at the designated time provided by your instructor, you can schedule a time to test with the NWCC eLearning proctor. To do this, go into your Canvas course and clicking on the SmarterProctoring link located in the Navigation pane on the left side of the page. The first time you enter SmarterProctoring you must register by filling out the SmarterProctoring registration form. You will then be launched into your “Learner Dashboard.” At the “Learner Dashboard” you will see each of your exams listed for that course. To schedule a testing session click “Select Proctor.” You will see the options of testing that are approved for your course. After scheduling your exam you can see the details (allowed items, duration, scheduled time, etc.) of your exam in the exam box. If you have selected to test with a proctor, then you will need to meet the proctor at their location to take the exam. Once arriving the proctor will have all of the necessary information to proctor your exam. For more detailed instructions click here:
If you have any questions or trouble scheduling please click the “help” button within SmarterProctoring and we will respond as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that the NWCC eLearning proctor is only located on the Senatobia campus!
University Students- how to make an appointment:
Contact the eLearning proctor by email or phone to schedule an appointment