Instructors must connect Examity to their Canvas site before following the instructions below.

You will not be entering your exam material on the Examity site. Your exams will remain in Canvas or in the textbook publisher's site you use for your class. The Examity Dashboard is your connection to the proctors that will observe your test takers and where you provide all proctoring instructions.

Confirm Canvas quiz settings

Before opening Examity, ensure that your Canvas quizzes have a time limit and a password (See Fig 1). For instructions on Canvas quiz settings please see What options can I set in a quiz?

Figure 1: Time Limit and Access Code are required when setting up proctoring in Examity.

Entering Exam Information in Examity

  1. From your Canvas site, click on the Examity link you added to your Module page.
  2. Click the Load Examity in a new window button.
  3. You'll land on the Course page of your Examity Dashboard.
  4. Click the Exams button (See Fig. 2) in top navigation bar.
    Figure 2: Click the Exams button.
  5. Click the New Exam button (See Fig. 3).
    Figure 3: Click the New Exam button.
  6. In the popup window, select the course name from the Course dropdown menu (See Fig. 4).
    Figure 4: Select your course name from the dropdown menu.
  7. In the Exam Name field, enter the Canvas Quiz name as it's entered in Canvas.
  8. In the Start date and time and End date and time fields, enter the information as you have it in Canvas (See Fig. 5). This field is required. So, if you do not have Start and End dates, then enter the first day and last day of the semester.
    Figure 5: Start and End Dates are required.
  9. In the Exam Duration section, select the Hours and Minutes from the dropdown menus (See Fig. 6). The duration should be the same as the Time Limit field in your Canvas Quiz.
    Figure 6: Enter Hours and Minutes for the exam.
  10. Click the Next button on the bottom of the window.
  11. In the Security Level dropdown menu, select the Live Premium option (See Fig. 7). This option schedules a live proctor to  observe your test-taker.
    Figure 7: Select the Live Premium option. 
  12. In the Link to test field, you will need to paste the URL of the Canvas exam.
    1. Your Canvas site should still be open in a separate tab in your web browser. Click on the tab for your site.
    2. Click on your Quizzes button in the course navigation window
    3. Locate the exam you are entering into Examity and click on the exam title.
      Figure 1:
    4. Copy the URL of the exam from the address field (See Fig. 8).
      Figure 8: Copy the URL (web site address).
    5. Click on the Examity tab and paste the URL in the Link to test field.
  13. Enter the password in the Exam Password field as you entered it in your Canvas quiz (See Fig. 9).
    Figure 9: Enter the password in the text field.
  14. If your exam requires students to complete any additional electronic files, you can allow for file upload. Otherwise, leave it set to No.
  15. This page establishes the specific rules and instructions for the exam. 
    1. If you want to import these settings from a previous exam, click the dropdown menus for each section and select the exam rules and instructions you want to import.
  16. Optionally, in the Additional Rules section, check the box for each of the items you will allow.
  17. Optionally, in the Special Instructions section, you can enter instructions For Test-takers, For Proctors, or For Both
  18. Click the Create Exam button.
  19. Click Done to finish and return to your Exams page (See Fig. 10). Or you can Review Details or add a New Scheduling Exception for one or more students.
    Figure 10: Click the Done button to finish.

File Attachments

Canvas Test-taker Live Guide WIN20.pdf (635 KB)

Examity Instructor Guide- Canvas.pdf (1.48 MB)


Modified on: Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 10:02 AM

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