ACC Online Testing

Review this general information about the testing options for your ACC Online 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.

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ACC Online students should make sure to understand their course instructor’s exam testing process.

Distance Education Proctoring

ACC has a live proctoring platform to accommodate students enrolled in asynchronous ONL and hybrid HYD courses (hybrid HYC and synchronous DIL online courses do not qualify). Staff from Distance and Alternative Education departments monitor test-taking students live through Class for Zoom. Note: Students must have a webcam and microphone for exams with DE Proctoring.

Students must schedule DE Proctoring in advance. These are the available hours (All times are Central (CST/CDT):

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Students must submit an ACC Session Scheduling Form for each test they need to schedule at least two days in advance. We cannot accommodate same-day or next-day testing.

After receiving an appointment request, DE Proctoring will send the student a confirmation email with detailed instructions on the steps to test (computer requirements, joining Class for Zoom, ID requirements, information on the appointment meeting link, etc.).

The day before the appointment, students will receive an emailed invitation from Class for Zoom with the meeting link. The student should join the appointment session 15 minutes before the intended start time by using the link in the invitation.

Students must enable their webcam and microphone and allow screen sharing so the proctor can see the student’s screen. Once approved, the proctor will walk the student through a security check, including a 360 view of the testing space. 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.

For help, contact DE Proctoring staff at [email protected] or call 512-223-1372.

DE Proctoring Technical Requirements

Available on Windows and Mac PCs/laptops and Chromebooks.
Not available
on iPads, tablets, or cell phones.

Related Information

Visit ACC Online for information about Distance Education and hybrid courses.

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Student Help Desk Hours

Day Hours
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 7 pm
Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday Closed

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