Offsite Exams


Follow steps 1, 2, & 3 under Campus Exams for submitting your master exams to the CODL office.
If a student contacts you about taking an exam off campus:
1. You may direct them to the “Taking Exams Outside of Lawrence” folder, under the EXAMS tab in your Blackboard course.
2. Have them contact CODL at, and we can explain how the student sets up an exam with an offsite proctor.
Students who are unable to use the KU Campus for proctored exams may use a college testing center in their area.  They are responsible for contacting that location and setting up a testing session.  The student needs to inform CODL of their selected testing center so we can approve it and see that the exam is mailed out in a timely fashion.


The following information may also be found in the “Taking Exams Outside of Lawrence” folder, under the EXAMS tab in your Blackboard course.
Step 1: Confirm exam dates
Early in the semester, check the EXAMS tab in your Blackboard course to confirm testing dates. You should locate and confirm with a proctoring location, early, regarding your testing needs.  If your online course exam schedule conflicts with another course exam, contact your instructor and CODL ( immediately.
Step 2: Inform CODL
As soon as you have contacted a potential proctoring location, follow the steps in “Taking Exams Outside of Lawrence” to inform CODL of your proctor’s complete contact information.  Do this early in the semester so the proctoring location can be approved and to avoid delays in mailing out the exam.
Step 3: Take the test
Be sure to arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled exam session.  Have your photo ID ready to show the proctor.  Bring all necessary exam materials (pen, pencil, calculator, bluebook, etc.). Necessary materials will be listed in your Blackboard course under the EXAMS tab or in the course syllabus.

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