To preserve the integrity of online classes and to keep in alliance with Higher Learning Commission accreditations standards, all Web (100% online) courses at BridgeValley Community and Technical College must have at least one proctored activity each semester.
Students who participate in a Web (100% online) course cannot be required to come to campus for any activity offered in the course. To meet the standards set forth by our accrediting agencies and to respect the students need to not travel to campus, the online program has established 3 methods a student can use to have an activity proctored.
A Web Student will have at least two of the following options:
The course instructor will provide detailed information for their course, but the links above briefly describe each process.
Your instructor may require you to use Lockdown Browser when taking an online exam. Please watch the video below to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the optional webcam feature (which may be required for some exams).
If you need to download and install LockDown Browser on your personal computer, please do so at this link - http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=939939653 (This link is specific to BridgeValley and will only work for BridgeValley exams).
If you choose to take exams on campus, there is no need to download anything as the Lockdown Browser is installed on campus computers.
To take an online test, start LockDown Browser. Login to BridgeValley online using your B-number as your username and 6-digit birthdate as the password. Navigate to the exam. (You won't be able to access the exam with a standard web browser.) For additional details on using LockDown Browser, review this Student Quick Start Guide.