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Kokomo Library: Testing Services

Testing Services

NEW Kokomo Testing Center On-Campus Hours, Starting March 22- Monday 10:00am - 4:30pm, Tuesday 9:00am - 2:30pm, Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm, & Friday 9:00am - 2:30pm

Logansport Testing Center On-Campus Hours (Room 234)- Monday 9:30am - 4:30pm, Wednesday 9:30am - 3:30pm, & Thursday 9:30am - 4:30pm

If testing on campus- Please be aware of the following important safety information for candidates if you have booked a physical exam appointment.

Testing Services LibGuide- For more tips, tricks, and information about testing, please visit our Testing Services LibGuide.

Faculty- If you are faculty, please read this 2021 TESTING INFO first!

Students: Schedule Your Virtual Proctoring Exam!

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Step 1At least three days before your desired appointment, click on the CASS Self-Serve link: www.ivytech.edu/schedulenow or in MyIvy located under Student / Course Info / Schedule Testing Appointment.

Step 2 – Click on Student Login and use your Ivy Tech email address and password.

Step 3 – Select “Certification and all other exams” and click next.

Step 4 – Select the Ivy Tech course for which you are taking the exam and click next.

Step 5 – Select the exam you would like to take.

(Example: Proctored Academic Exam is selected for Midterms and Finals)  

Step 6 – From the dropdown box, select the amount of time needed for the exam.

Step 7 – Choose the type of exam you are requesting such as midterm, final, DSS or input name and click next.

Step 8 – Using the dropdown box, select Virtual Proctoring for the campus and click next.

Step 9 – Click the red calendar and the date you would like and click next.

Step 10 – Use the dropdown box and select the time you would like and click next.

Step 11 – Review your appointment details and hit “Submit My Appointment Request”.

Step 12 - You will receive two automatic emails:

The first email confirming your appointment request.

The second email will be an approval or decline of the appointment.

If you have not received either email, check your spam/clutter/junk folders.

Or you are always able to view your appointment status/history at ivytech.edu/schedulenow.

Step 13 If your appointment request is approved, you will receive an email from an organization called Proctor360. This email will contain a registration link which will walk you through the steps to make sure your computer meets the technical requirements for P360. Please complete the registration process when you receive this email. The link below will walk you through this process.

P360 Student Process

After you have registered, you will receive a second email with the link for your testing appointment.

You also need to test your internet speeds. Upload and download speeds both need to be at least 10. You may use this link to test your speed: https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

Have other questions? Email Kokomo-TestingServices@ivytech.edu!

 

Technical Requirements for Virtual Proctored Exam

Windows

Operating System: Windows 10

Browser: Chrome or Firefox

Memory: 4GB (minimum)

Internet Connection: 10 Mbit/s upload (minimum), 10 Mbit/s download (minimum)

Web Camera: 640×640 resolution (minimum)

Mac

Operating System: Mojave & Above

Browser: Firefox

Memory: 4GB (minimum)

Internet Connection: 10 Mbit/s upload (minimum), 10 Mbit/s download (minimum)

Web Camera: 640×640 resolution (minimum)

Chromebook

Browser: Chrome

Memory: 4GB (minimum)

Internet Connection: 10 Mbit/s upload (minimum), 10 Mbit/s download (minimum)

Web Camera: 640×640 resolution (minimum)

 

 

Please prepare for this appointment in advance. If you are prepared, your test session will go more smoothly.

  • Student may not use an iPad, tablet, or any device other than a computer for testing.
  • Please use Google Chrome as the browser on your computer.
  • Download the Google Chrome Remote Desktop before your test session.
  • Testing requires a stable internet connection with upload and download speeds of at least 10. Link to test internet speed: https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/
  • Webcam, microphone and speakers
  • If you do not have a webcam, or if your equipment or internet does not meet any of the other technical requirements, you may need to schedule an appointment to take your test on campus.
  • Please make sure that you are accessing your Proctor360 appointment link on time.  Late arrivals will be considered a no-show and will be required to reschedule.
  • To start your appointment, click on the appointment link in the email you received from Proctor 360.
  • A government-issued photo ID will be required for identity verification. Be prepared to show this ID to the proctor.
  • No breaks are allowed.  If you leave the testing environment, the test will be ended.
  • Distractions free zone is required. This means no other person(s) or pets will be allowed in testing area.
  • Please remember no hats or head coverings are allowed.
  • Your work area will need to be cleared of all materials except those allowed by your instructor.  Please make sure the surface and floor around your seat are cleared.  (No writing material, books, diagrams, phones, electronic devices or other items are allowed.)
  • During the session, the proctor will be able to view your computer screen.  Before your scheduled meeting, please log into IvyLearn, proceed to your course and bring the test to the password screen.  All other tabs and programs must be closed unless the instructor has allowed computer-based material.
  • Please note that you will be recorded during your testing appointment.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you can do so up to 3 days in advance by visiting www.ivytech.edu/schedulenow
  • If you need to cancel your appointment after you have received your email from Proctor360, please email asktestingservices@ivytech.edu.
  • If you get disconnected during your session, please reconnect using the link in your email.
  • Although not expected to happen, if the proctor does not show for your appointment, submit a Help Desk ticket immediately. The MyIvy homepage contains a link to submit a ticket.

Have other questions? Email Kokomo-TestingServices@ivytech.edu!

Get Prepared to Succeed
 

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What is Test Anxiety?

While it’s completely normal to feel a bit nervous before a test, some students find test anxiety debilitating. Racing thoughts, inability to concentrate, or feelings of dread can combine with physical symptoms like a fast heartbeat, headache, or nausea. Whether it’s a proctored test for an online course, a job-related certification, or any other test, test anxiety has the power to derail weeks and months of hard work. 

Test Anxiety Tips

According to the ADAA , causes of test anxiety may include a fear of failure, lack of adequate prep time, or bad experiences taking tests in the past. You're not alone! Here's what you can do to stay calm in the days leading up to and during your test.

1. Be prepared.

Yes, this seems obvious, but it bears repeating. If you feel confident that you’ve prepped thoroughly, you’ll feel more confident walking into the test.

2. Get a good night’s sleep.

Cramming is never the answer and pulling an all-nighter can exacerbate your nerves. Having adequate rest (9–10 hours per night) is likely to be more beneficial than rereading a text until dawn.

3. Fuel up.

Eat a nutritious breakfast before the test and pack smart snacks for ongoing energy. Look for foods that offer a steady stream of nutrients, rather than a sugar high followed by a crash.

4. Log on early.

Feeling rushed will only amp up the anxiety. Have your computer up and running early enough to give you time to make sure everything is working correctly before launching your test.

5. Have a positive mental attitude.  

Have a picture of your happy place nearby or come up with a morale-boosting mantra like “I can do this” or “I worked hard and deserve this.” Peek at your picture or recite your mantra, right before the test begins.

6. Read carefully.

Read the directions thoroughly and read all answers before making a choice or starting the essay. There is nothing worse than putting time into a question and realizing you are not solving for x, or the essay is off target. Slowing down can help you stay focused.

7. Just start.   

The blank page can maximize your anxiety. After you’ve read the directions, dive right in by making an outline for an essay answer. Or, find some questions you can ace to build up your confidence and momentum. You can always go back and change things later if needed, but a few quick answers can get the ball rolling.

8. Watch the clock .

Realizing that time is almost up and there are lots of test questions left can make it hard to do anything useful in those final minutes. Stay onpace by scoping out the whole test before getting started. Mentally allocate how much time you’ll spend on each section. If there’s time to recheck, even better.

9. Focus on calm breathing and positive thoughts .

Deep breathing can slow down a beating heart or a racing mind, so practice these techniques regularly. The very act of concentrating on breathing and thinking can biometrically alter those anxious feelings.

Sometimes just remembering that some test-taking anxiety is a normal part of school can help make it easier to handle.

Note: these steps have been adapted from The Princeton Review’s “10 Ways to Overcome Test Anxiety."

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If testing on campus

Please be aware of the following important safety information for candidates if you have booked a physical exam appointment.

Testing Services LibGuide- For more tips, tricks, and information about testing, please visit our Testing Services LibGuide.

Meet Our Local Testing Services Staff

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