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 courses (hybrid HYC/HYD 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: 9am to 9pm
Friday: 9am to 3pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 11pm to 5pm
(All times are Central (CST/CDT)

Students must submit an ACC Session Scheduling Form for each test they need to schedule.

Upon submitting an appointment request, DE Proctoring will send the student a confirmation email with detailed instructions on the steps to be taken in order to be able to test successfully (computer requirements, Class for Zoom installation, ID requirements, information on the appointment meeting link, etc.). Approximately 10 minutes to 24 hours 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 no less than 15 minutes prior to 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. 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 deproctoring@austincc.edu.

Class for Zoom download and support information: https://austincc.class.com/

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.