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Distance Education Test Center Policies
D2L Testing Tip

The Distance Education Test Center, http://www.mtsu.edu/universitycollege/distance/testing.php, located on the lower level of the Kethley University Center (KUC), is available for distance faculty to accommodate only those students whose schedules’ conflict with posted test dates/times.  Due to limited space, staff, hours of operation, and equipment, the Test Center cannot accommodate all students enrolled in distance courses.  

Distance Education Test Center Policies

  • All online and hybrid course professors requiring that their students take proctored exams must schedule on-campus classrooms in which to proctor their exams.  Rooms are reserved through the Scheduling Center using the Distance Education Scheduling Request Form. http://www.mtsu.edu/universitycollege/distance/pdf/faculty_scheduling_request_form.pdf
  • Students who cannot make their scheduled exams due to extenuating circumstances may be given the option of taking the exam in the Test Center or at an approved off-campus location.
  • Paper copies of all exams, whether given online or on paper, must be on file in the Test Center.  Email exams (including passwords, time limits, testing timelines, etc.) to Sheila Copeland at sheila.copeland@mtsu.edu at the beginning of each semester or deliver them to the KUC.   
  • Instructors using Course Compass are responsible for notifying the Test Center when this site will be down for updates and for providing an alternate URL address for testing.  Paper copies of the exams and any special instructions (time limits, use of books, notes, etc.) must be on file in the Test Center.  If possible, testing dates should be set accordingly to avoid any conflicts with web site updates.
  • Students residing more than 50 miles from campus may have their exams proctored off campus and are only permitted at a testing center at a higher education facility or at a library. Exceptions will only be made for active members of the military.  All requests must be received at least two weeks before the date on which the student wishes to take the exam.  If the request is received with less than a two week notice, the student will be given the choice of either obtaining permission from the instructor to test after the deadline or coming to campus to take the exam.
  • Any requests for late testing, on or off campus, must be approved by the instructor.  Email authorization for late testing is required, and must be sent to Sheila Copeland at sheila.copeland@mtsu.edu.  
  • Students must have an extenuating circumstance (class conflict, inflexible work schedule, etc.) in order to use the Test Center.  Due to limited space, exams are given by appointment only.  Students are encouraged to schedule their exams at the Test Center website, http://www.mtsu.edu/universitycollege/distance/testing.php which allows students to view all available testing dates and times.  

D2L Testing Tip
To prevent students from timing out of online exams in D2L, it is suggested that they access D2L through https://elearn.mtsu.edu/ instead of through PipelineMT. http://lum4prod.mtsu.edu/cp/home/loginf


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