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Availability of Online Testing Platforms (ProctorU, Respondus Monitor and ACC Online Live Proctoring)

ACC currently utilizes three proctoring services that allow students to be monitored during a test that they are taking from home: Respondus Monitor, ProctorU and ACC Online Proctoring.  Each platform has specific requirements and abilities, but all require the use of a webcam and microphone.  Consult your class Blackboard or contact your instructor to see about which platform you will be able to use to take your exams.  If your device does not match the platform your instructor is using to administer the tests, please contact them in order to have the exams made available on a platform compatible with your device.

Availability of testing platforms:

Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor: Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, iPad
ProctorU: Windows and Mac PCs and laptops (Chrome or Firefox browser required)
ACC Online Live Proctoring: Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Chromebook

Respondus and ProctorU testing is not available on Chromebook.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is part of the Respondus LockDown Browser that you download and install to your system and monitors you through a webcam and microphone.  You will need to navigate to your test within the Respondus LockDown Browser to start the exam: do not attempt to start your test through another browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.).  Once you start the exam, you will be prompted for an extensive security check.  Follow the rules and requests of the system in order to take your test.

iPad users will need to download the app from the Apple App Store.  Note: ACC-issued iPads will have the Respondus LockDown Browser pre-installed.

Respondus Requirements:

Windows: 10, 8, 7 (note: Windows 10 S version is not compatible)
Mac: OS X 10.12 or higher
iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only)
Web camera (internal or external) & microphone
A broadband internet connection


ProctorU is an online proctoring service ACC is contracted with for online testing.  Students will be asked to provide three preferred windows of availability to schedule times with live proctors to take their tests.  For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency period, ACC is paying for all normal exam sessions.

Note: due to high demand for the ProctorU platform, students must schedule their tests at least  72 hours (3 days) in advance of their intended proctoring session.  You may be subject to fees if you attempt to test sooner than 72 hours (3 days) out.  ACC will not reimburse these fees.  Availability of testing slots may be limited as well so scheduling as far in advance as possible is highly recommended.

ProctorU Requirements:

Webcam 640×480 resolution 1280×720 resolution
PC Users Windows Vista Windows 10 (10 S not supported)
Mac Users Mac OS X 10.5 or higher Mac OS x 10.13 High Sierra
Internet Download Speed .768 Mbps 1.5 Mbps
Internet Upload Speed .384 Mbps 1 Mbps
RAM 1024 MB 2 GB
Connectivity Ports 1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP 1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP

You can sign up for an account and test your equipment to see if ProctorU will work on your system at the link below:


ACC Online Live Proctoring

ACC has developed an online live proctoring platform designed to accommodate Chromebook users, as well as students with Windows or Mac desktop computers, and laptops – the platform does not support iPad users at this time because of iPad split-screen sharing limitations. For students with iPads, Respondus Monitor is the preferred solution.

ACC Testing Center personnel will monitor the student live through Google Meet while the student takes the exam. ACC Online Live Proctoring should be the second choice of proctoring because it is also free for students and provides the added benefit of cost reduction for the College. This option is not available 24/7 and requires advance scheduling for faculty and students.

ACC Online Live Proctoring Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 pm
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Student Requirements for ACC Online Live Proctoring (Google Meet):

Your professor will provide you with an Exam ID for the exam you need to take, along with the link to the ACC Live Proctor request form. Once you have that information, you will be able to request an appointment.

Please note the following:

  • You must use your ACC email address to access the form.
  • A 48-hour notice is needed to organize the test session.

You will receive 2 emails that serve as confirmation of your appointment:

1. An email with the subject “Appointment Request Approved – Confirmation #”

  • This contains general information concerning appointments that you should review. If the email isn’t in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

2. An invitation to a Google Event with “Invitation: Appointment #” in the subject line.

  • The Google event will automatically be added to your ACC Google calendar. Be sure to RSVP “Yes” to verify your intent to test and use the link there to join the Meet at the time of your appointment. If you have questions regarding the exam itself, please contact your instructor.

Students with a Chromebook will need to install the Google Meet app.  Google Meet on a PC or Laptop will work through your internet browser.  You can download them at the links below:

Chromebook Google Meet: download here

PC/Laptop Google Meet: log in here

At the time of your appointment, you will log into Blackboard, navigate to the test and click on the exam.  Once your proctor arrives and you start the session, your proctor will walk you through a security check and then will allow you into the test.  After the completion of the exam session, your proctor will log you out of Blackboard and then end the meeting.

If you require assistance with ACC Online Live Proctoring, please contact accliveproctoring@austincc.edu.

For the most up-to-date information about Instructional Testing, please visit the Instructional Testing home page.

Updated on June 15, 2021

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