Canvas Student Guide


What is Proctortrack?

Proctortrack is the automatic remote proctoring solution your institution has selected for use during online exams.  More information about Proctortrack’s privacy policies and technologies used can be found on our website.  

How does it work?

The following guide will assist you, the student, in going through the process of taking a proctored exam with Proctortrack.  Remember if you ever had any additional questions, you can call 1 (888) 326-5219 Ext. 3 or go to for additional information and live chat.

Why onboarding?

Often students are unsure if their specific hardware setup will allow them to use Proctortrack.  While a detailed list of supported operating systems and browsers is available on, students often prefer to just test their own system themselves.  Keep in mind that Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browser.  While Proctortrack will work in other browsers, the user experience is far superior in Chrome.  

The onboarding process gives students the opportunity to make sure everything is working correctly during low-pressure circumstances.  It also gives students time to make any changes to their system well before the first exam.  

Students can fail onboarding for the following reasons:

  • Facial scan missing or insufficient

  • ID scan missing or insufficient

  • ID scan shows invalid ID

  • Knuckle scan missing of insufficient

  • Environment lighting insufficient

If a student fails the onboarding exam, they will receive a notification listing the specific reasons for failure and be asked to re-take the onboarding exam.

For students onboarding appears exactly the same as a normal exam, to help familiarize them to the testing environment.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Verificient support:

Taking an Exam with Proctortrack

1. Log in to Canvas with student email address (1) and the corresponding password (2) before clicking  “Log In” (3).


2. Navigate to the desired course by clicking on the corresponding colored tile.


3. Click on “Quizzes” in the menu on the left.


4. Look for the desired quiz in the list. It may be necessary to scroll down or to search using the search box at the top. Once the quiz has been found, select it.QuizList.PNG

5. Click on “Get Access Code”.


6. Read the “How it works” page. More will be revealed after scrolling down.




7. Click on “Go to Next Step”.


8. While scrolling through the “Let’s Get Started” page, look over Proctortrack’s guidelines for an ideal test-taking environment. These practices are great way to secure an accurate assessment and credit for honesty shown during the test.


9. After getting familiar with Proctortrack, check the box labeled “I have read, understand and will adhere to the required environment guidelines.” (1) Then click “Go To Next Step.” (2)


10. Once you click on “Go to Next Step”, you are forwarded to the “Download” page. If the app is already downloaded, it should run automatically. If the app is not downloaded then click on the download link to download the app and run it.




Using Proctortrack

1.  Once “Start” is clicked, a system check will run to verify that the system is ready.

2. Make sure to fill the frame before clicking “Scan”. After that, follow the on-screen prompts



3. If dissatisfied with the scans, click “Re-Scan” (1) to rewrite the them by taking new ones. Otherwise, click “Confirm” (2) to move on.9GCY9gornufFOKI-rhP5xoD94VGG8gl2lA.png

4. For the ID scan, hold a valid photo ID up to the camera and click “Scan”.


5. Make sure to fit the ID within the frame and hold it steady so that it’s clear. Click “Re-Scan” (1) as many times as needed if the scanned image is not legible or check the tick box and click “Confirm” (2) to proceed.



6.  For the knuckle scan, choose “Left or Right Hand”, hold the back of either hand up to the webcam and try to fit it within the frame. Click “Scan”.


7. Once the scan is complete, click “Re-Scan” (1) if the scan is too blurry. Otherwise, click “Confirm” (2) to complete the identification process.


8.  Check the box labeled “I agree to the terms and conditions” (1) to proceed to the next step.

9. Click on “Begin Proctoring”.


10.  Proctoring has now begun. A blue border will be placed around the screen as a reminder that Proctortrack is now in session. Canvas will be brought to the forefront of the screen and a prompt for an access code should appear. By hovering the cursor near to the top of the screen, an additional gray bar will be brought down.

Click on GET ACCESS CODE as shown below to generate the Password.

11. Access code/Password will be created.

12. Right click in the text field provided and then Select the option PASTE as shown below. The code will be pasted in the text field.


13.  Take the test as per normal while adhering to the aforementioned guidelines. While taking the test, feel free to move the camera feed anywhere on the screen so that it stays out of the way of important functionality. After the test, it’s important to remember to click “Submit Quiz” before clicking “End”.


14. Check the box next to “Yes, I have completed and submitted my exam.” (1). Finally, click “End Proctoring”.(2)

15. The session data will be automatically uploaded to Proctortrack.

16.  The test session is complete! Either button seen here will close Proctortrack. Proctortrack will have to be run before each proctoring-enabled test. Click “Close Window” (1) to save the application for use with later tests, and click “Uninstall Application” (2) to remove Proctortrack from the current machine. Keep in mind that an opportunity to download Proctortrack will be given before each proctoring-enabled test.