Examity for IU students

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Examity is an online proctoring service that allows online and distance learners to take exams without needing to schedule an on-campus visit and proctor.

Cost of using Examity

Students enrolled in one of the courses listed on the IU Distance Education Classes Search Tool will have no additional cost to use Examity. Students in other courses will be required to pay via credit card. For details and pricing, see About Examity at IU.

System requirements

To take a proctored exam using Examity, you'll need the following:

  • A computer, a camera, and a microphone. Both built-in and external cameras and microphones are acceptable. To test your webcam, visit http://www.testmycam.com.
  • A location with a sufficient internet connection and at least 2 Mbps upload and download speed. To test your internet speed, visit http://www.speedtest.net.

Get started

Access the dashboard

To access the Examity dashboard:

  1. Log into Canvas and navigate to the course for which you want to use Examity.
  2. In the course navigation menu, select Modules.
  3. Click Examity.

From the Examity dashboard, you can create or edit your profile; schedule, reschedule, or cancel an exam; or begin an exam.

Complete your profile

Before you can schedule an exam, you'll need to complete your user profile:

  1. On the Examity dashboard, select My Profile.
  2. Enter your time zone.
  3. Use your webcam to take a picture of your government-issued photo ID.
    For identity verification purposes, you will need to bring this photo ID with you every time you take an exam.
  4. Select and answer three unique security questions.
  5. Enter your keystroke biometric signature.

Run a computer requirements check

After you've completed your profile, UITS strongly recommends that you run a computer requirements check. To do so, click Computer Requirements Check at the top right of the "My Profile" page. Run this check on the same computer you will be using to take the exam.

Schedule an exam

To schedule an exam:

  1. On the Examity dashboard, click Schedule Exam.
  2. From the drop-down menus, select your instructor, course, and exam name.
  3. Select your preferred date and time.
    If you are scheduling less than 24 hours in advance of your desired testing time, you must select the On-Demand scheduling option. You may be charged a rescheduling fee.

Reschedule or cancel an exam

To reschedule or cancel an exam:

  1. On the Examity dashboard, click Reschedule/Cancel.
  2. Select the exam you want to reschedule or cancel from the menu.

Take an exam


UITS recommends that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of an exam. This allows ample time to connect with your proctor and to troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise.

The time it takes you to connect to proctor support and complete the authentication process does not count towards your exam duration.

To take an exam using Examity:

  1. On the Examity dashboard, click Start Exam.
  2. Click Connect to Proctor.
    You'll need to disable your pop-up blocker to be able to connect with proctor support.
  3. Proctor support will walk you through the authentication process. You will be asked to:
    1. Verify your identity: Hold your photo ID in front of your webcam, so that the proctor can see both your name and photo clearly.
    2. Review the exam rules.
    3. Show your desk and workspace: The proctor will ask you to complete a 360-degree room pan and desk sweep with your webcam, to ensure your workspace is clear of any materials unauthorized by your instructor.
  4. Answer the security question.
  5. Type your unique biometric signature as per your profile setup.
  6. Agree to the user agreement and exam rules.
  7. Click Begin Exam. Your proctor will enter the password for you, and you may begin.

Get help and learn more

Consult the resources below for assistance with Examity.


Access videos, instructor and student quick guides, and email templates to use with students on the Examity Resources page. Be sure you're using the resources under the Canvas logo.

Contact Examity

Examity provides 24/7 phone, live chat, and email support for students and faculty using the service:

  • Phone: 855-Examity (855-392-6489)
  • Live Chat: Available on the Examity site
  • Email: support@examity.com

To contact Examity's IU account manager, Cheryl Esselen:

  • Phone: 855-392-6489
  • Email: cesselen@examity.com

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