Setting Up Proctorio for Canvas


Proctorio allows students to take exams in an online proctored environment that has been set up by the instructor.

Usage Instructions

Setup in Course

Starting from the course home page, click on settings at the bottom of the menu on the left hand side, then go to the Navigation page.

Here, scroll down to the second menu and find Secure Exam Proctor. Click and drag this module up to the first menu. Then click save.

On the Right hand menu, you will see a new option appear. Click on it.

You will be asked to install a new extension to your web browser. Follow the instructions to install it.

Once installed, you will see this icon on your browser.

Right click on the icon and click "Manage Extensions". In the options available, turn on the option "Allow in incognito".

You may now close out of the window.

For Mac users, click on the windows tab then go to Extensions.

Check the box next to "Allow in incognito" for Proctorio.

You may now close out of the window.

Proctorio has been successfully installed.

Creating Quizzes / Exams

Navigate to quizzes on the home page, on the left hand side. If you are making a new quiz, click '+Quiz' in the top right corner.

If you wish to modify an existing quiz to incorporate Proctorio, simply click the quiz you want to change, then click edit in the top right corner.

On this screen, scroll down to the 'restrictions' section, and check 'Enable Proctorio Secure Exam Proctor'.

To create questions for your quiz, click on the 'Questions' tab.

To add a new question click on '+ New Question'.

You can now give the question a name and choose what type of question it will be.

Type in the question in the text box.

Below the text box is where you will add the answers for the questions. In the first box type in the correct answer, in the rest of the boxes you can add in other possible answers. When you are done click 'Update Question'.

Click the 'Save' button when you are done editing the quiz.

Scroll back up to the top, and click on the 'Proctorio Settings' tab. Here, you can modify what restrictions you want to enforce on your quiz.

You can learn more about what each setting does by mousing over the icon, then clicking the question mark that appears in the top right corner.

When you are finished with the settings, click save at the bottom of the page.


o   Do NOT make any edits to the exam unless you are in Chrome and the Proctorio extension is enabled. (Exam questions should only be edited upon consultation with the course lead and normally should be managed by a ticket. It's more typical as an instructor that you would edit the exam to change the due date because of a holiday or to extend the due date for one student. This statement here about only editing while in Chrome with the Proctorio extension enabled applies to any of those editing scenarios.)

o   Never edit the Access Code field.