What is ProctorU?

ProctorU is a platform that is partnered with your institution to help you take an exam online while ensuring academic integrity is upheld. Using this platform allows you the convenience of testing from home 24/7, 365 days a year.

In order to use ProctorU, you will need a reliable high-speed internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), a Windows or Apple operating system and a government issued photo ID. Please note you will not be able to use Linux systems to access ProctorU.

Equipment Requirements

  • A computer
  • A reliable internet connection – if connectivity is lost during an exam, you may not be able to regain access
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Two forms of photo ID – one form should be a government-issued photo ID; the second form of ID is recommended though not required
  • A reflective surface handy




Web Camera

640x480 resolution

1280x720 resolution

PC Users

Windows Vista

Windows 10 (10 S is not supported)

Mac Users

OS X 10.5 or higher

OS X 10.13 High Sierra

Internet Download Speed

.768 Mbps

1.5 Mbps

Internet Upload Speed

.384 Mbps

1 Mbps


1024 MB


Additional Requirements

  • Test your equipment
  • A functioning microphone (some web cameras have them built-in)
  • A compatible browser: Google Chrome (preferred), Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Adobe Flash

Not Supported

  • Google Chromebooks (supported for G Suite Certification and G Suite Administrator exams)
  • Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
  • Linux operating systems
  • Windows 10 S or Surface RT
  • No running inside a virtual machine. You will be asked to reconnect using your host operating system to take your exam

Reference: ProctorU Live Resource Center

How to Use ProctorU

1. Create a ProctorU account. Click here to get started.

2. Download ProctorU's Guardian Secure Browser.

3. Schedule at least 72 hours in advance of the date/time you want to take your exam.

  • Login and click the “Schedule New Session” button.
  • Confirm your institution, term, and exam name, then click “Search Sessions.”
  • Use the calendar and clock features on the left to select your desired testing date and time.

 Note: Last Day and Time to Schedule ProctorU Exam will always be 3 days prior to the end of the session. It will always fall on a Tuesday, 4:50pm MT.

We strongly recommend that you do not start the proctored exam process until you are ready to take the exam and complete the course. Find more details about the relationship between proctored experiences and course drops/refunds in the MS-EE on Coursera Student Handbook.

  • You will be able to take final exams for MS-EE courses using the ProctorU remote proctoring service between 9:00 am Mountain Time on the day session starts until 4:50 pm Mountain Time on the day your class session ends.
  • You must schedule your exam at least 72 hours in advance of your desired day and time. For example, if the exam availability window closes at 4:50 pm on a Friday, the last time you could schedule an exam would be that Tuesday at 4:50 pm.
  • To secure your desired exam session time, log into ProctorU and schedule your session as soon as you know your desired exams session date and time.
  • View the Academic Calendar for your session to see final exam availability.

4. Test Your Equipment before exam day in an environment that is identical to where you are planning to take your exam.

  • View the minimum requirements outlined on this page.
  • Click here to log in to your ProctorU account and test your equipment.

5. Know What to Expect. See below for more information:

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