Online Proctoring

Online proctoring is a method of exam invigilation where professional proctors use webcams and microphones to remotely supervise students during their exams. At Memorial, we use online proctoring as a method of exam invigilation in selected courses for students that reside outside of Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more information about ProctorU, Memorial's online invigilation service, this resource provides you and your students with accurate information on what to expect when using it, privacy protocols and more.

Watch this short video to see how online proctoring works:


Students participating in online proctoring are not required to select an exam supervisor, and can write their exams at home or at any quiet location with an Internet connection. Exams are securely written within Brightspace (D2L), Memorial University’s learning management system. Students also have the flexibility of choosing an exam start time that fits their schedule, within an established 24-hour availability window.

Similar to writing exams in a classroom, students will be required to show both their Memorial Campus ID Card and a government-issued photo ID to the proctor prior to taking the exam. To ensure the privacy of student information, all data is stored in a secure data center in Canada and may be temporarily stored in secure locations outside Canada to facilitate transfer.

Participating students will need:

  • A computer with 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • A wired high-speed Internet connection (3 mbps). A wireless Internet connection is not recommended
  • Any webcam with 640 x 480 video pixel resolution (a laptop camera is acceptable)
  • Speakers connected to the computer
  • A microphone connected to the computer (consider a webcam with a built in microphone)
  • Flash player, version 7 or higher
  • Browser compatibility: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Quiet area to write exam

For more information about online proctoring please contact our Support Centre.


Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000