ACC Online Testing

This page offers general information about the online testing options that might be used for your class. Your instructor will explain the testing method that will be used for your course. Please contact your instructor with any questions about testing for a specific course.

Distance Education Proctoring

ACC has developed a live proctoring platform designed to accommodate students enrolled in asynchronous ONL and hybrid HYD courses (hybrid HYC and synchronous DIL online courses do not qualify). Personnel from the department of Distance & Alternative Education will monitor the student live through Class for Zoom while the student takes the exam. (Note: Students must have a webcam and microphone for exams with DE Proctoring.)

DE proctoring is not available 24/7 and requires advanced scheduling. DE Proctoring is available:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

(All times are Central (CST/CDT)

Students must submit an ACC Session Scheduling Form for each test they need to schedule. A two-day notice is needed to organize the test session. We cannot accommodate same-day or next-day testing.

Upon submitting an appointment request, DE Proctoring will send the student a confirmation email with detailed instructions on the steps to test successfully (computer requirements, joining Class for Zoom, ID requirements, information on the appointment meeting link, etc.). The day before the appointment start time, students will receive an emailed invitation from Class containing the meeting link. The student will need to join the appointment session 15 minutes before the intended start time by using the link in the Class invite. The student will be required to enable their webcam and microphone and allow screen sharing so the proctor can see the student’s screen. The proctor will walk the student through a security check, including a 360 view of the testing space. The student will navigate to the test in Blackboard, and the proctor will allow access to the test. After the student completes the exam and logs out of Blackboard, the Proctor will end the Class for Zoom session.

If students require assistance, contact DE Proctoring staff at or call 512-223-1372.

DE Proctoring Technical Requirements

DE Proctoring is available on Windows and Mac PCs/laptops and Chromebooks.
DE Proctoring is not available on iPads, tablets, or cell phones.