New secure browser will improve ProctorU exam invigilation at Athabasca University
Students will need to use the secure Guardian browser for all online exams invigilated by ProctorU
It’s getting easier to take an Athabasca University (AU) exam online with ProctorU!
Beginning Nov. 8, 2023, all AU exams invigilated by ProctorU will use the secure Guardian browser, rather than relying on browser extensions. This will provide an improved and consistent ProctorU experience across all operating systems, more privacy, and better access to technical support.
“Right now, 90% of students choose ProctorU to invigilate their exams,” said Degan Richards, university liaison for integrity, conduct, and invigilation. “With this update, the Guardian browser should provide a much more efficient and consistent student experience for those choosing to take their exams online.”
Exam options at AU
Along with ProctorU, most AU exams can also be written with an AU-approved in-person invigilator. Students who prefer to have their exam invigilated in person will still be able to take their exam with any approved invigilator within AU’s Exam Invigilation Network.
In addition to the approved invigilators across Canada, students can contact the exam unit for help finding an in-person invigilator near them.
“With this update, the Guardian browser should provide a much more efficient and consistent student experience for those choosing to take their exams online.”– Degan Richards, university liaison for integrity, conduct, and invigilation
What’s changing with ProctorU?
The only thing changing is that students must now download the secure Guardian browser from Meazure Learning.
Before this change, students using ProctorU had to download and install a ProctorU browser extension from a third-party source. This can sometimes cause compatibility issues with some browsers, leading to frustration for test takers.
How do I use the Guardian browser?
Once downloaded, the Guardian browser is installed the same as any app. Students then log in to ProctorU using their ProctorU credentials.
ProctorU provides a variety of resources for test-takers using the Guardian browser on its website that cover downloading and installing the browser, how to test your equipment, and what to expect on the day of your exam.
You can also review ProctorU’s readiness guide for Athabasca University learners.