BSC Testing Center

The Testing Center at Bluefield State College provides a secure, quiet place for students to take proctored tests associated with their online course requirements.  

Location & Contact Information

Room 403
Ned Shott Physical Education Building
Bluefield State College, Bluefield Campus

Phone:  (304) 327-4441

Email:  testing@bluefieldstate.edu 

Hours Of Operation

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

General Information

  • All individuals must present a BSC Student ID in order to take any test/assessment at the BSC Testing Center.
  • All students that take a test at the BSC Testing Center must sign a BSC Testing Center Student Agreement Form prior to testing.
  • No cell phones or other electronic devices will be allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Students will leave all personal belongings (including cell phones, smart watches, etc.) secured in marked cubes inside the Testing Center.
  • No books, notes, or other materials will be allowed in the Testing Center (unless authorized by the instructor).
  • No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • Students should arrive at the testing center early enough to allow them to finish the test within 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • Students that arrive to take a test where the allotted time to complete the test may exceed the allotted time remaining before the BSC Testing Center closes must sign a Testing Termination Agreement Form.
  • Students who are still testing at the time of closing will be required to submit or exit their test.
  • No talking or other disturbances are allowed in the Testing Center.
  • No visitors are allowed in the Testing Center (including children).
  • Students may not keep or make copies of the test/assessment and may not leave the Testing Center until they are finished with the test/assessment unless closely supervised. 
  • Students are encouraged to let someone know when they intend to use the Testing Center for the sake of emergency contact.  In the event of an emergency, students should have outside persons contact the testing center directly.
  • If a student has purchased an e-book as the course textbook, it is the student’s responsibility to bring all or part of the e-book in printed form if the exam is “open book”, and said materials must adhere to the instructor’s guidelines.

Any student who feels he or she may need testing accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact the disability services office privately to discuss specific needs. Please contact Student Support Services at (304) 327-4098 to establish eligibility and to coordinate reasonable accommodations.

Offsite Proctoring Procedures

Students who desire to take a test for a BSC course at another testing site other than the BSC Testing Center must download the official BSC Proctor Request Form and coordinate with the instructor of the course in question. The official test proctor agreeing to administer the test must complete the form and return it to the course instructor. It is the responsibility of the student and the course instructor to arrange for, and approve external proctors.   Submission of a completed BSC Proctor Request Form indicates that all parties have read, acknowledged, and agreed to the policies and responsibilities outlined in the Offsite Proctoring Procedures.  Please review the BSC Offsite Proctoring Procedures for additional details and responsibilities.

If at any point during the administration of a proctored assessment (e.g., test, assignment, etc.) either on campus or at an off-site location, an unforeseen circumstance arises (e.g., family emergency, power failure, sickness, etc.) which prevents the student from completing the assessment, then the proctor on duty must submit a completed Incident Report to the instructor of the course affected by said event.  An incident report will also be completed in the event that a student is caught violating any of the responsibilities outlined in the Student Agreement Form.

BSC Testing Forms

To successfully administer testing at the BSC Testing Center, faculty are required to complete an official Instructor Transmittal Form prior to administering the test. The Testing Center Coordinator must receive the test information and materials at least FIVE (5) working days before the test will be made available to students. Please email a completed transmittal form to testing@bluefieldstate.edu.

Testing Center Calendar

At various times throughout the semester, the Testing Center will be utilized for completion of various forms of the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test. These dates will be listed below as needed so that students and instructors will be aware of the change in Testing Center availability. For information regarding registering for a TEAS test, please email Cravor Jones at cjones@bluefieldstate.edu.

  • February 8:  TEAS Testing from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • February 15:  TEAS Testing from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Online Test Completion with Proctortrack

Many online courses at Bluefield State College allow students to complete quizzes, tests, and exams remotely utilizing Proctortrack services through Verificent.  The Proctortrack system is purchased directly from Verificent through your online course.  The cost for proctoring is $99 per semester.  This fee will cover all proctored events in all of your online courses.  Your course instructor will review recordings and alerts for possible honor code violations at the completion of each proctored assessment.  Additional details regarding setup and utilization of Proctortrack may be found here.  Please note that proctored tests will take place through the Moodle Learning Management System shell associated with your online course.

Students will be required to complete an Onboarding process before completing any proctored assessment.  The Onboarding process will ensure a student can successfully complete a proctored test for the course utilizing their hardware and software setup.  Please consult the Student Guide for Using Proctortrack in Moodle.

Technical Requirements 

Students completing an assessment with Proctortrack should ensure they have ready access, preferably in the form of direct ownership, to the required hardware and software outlined below.

 

MAC

PC

OPERATING SYSTEM

MAC OS X 10.7 Lion or higher

Windows 7, 8, or higher

PROCESSOR/RAM

Intel/AMD Processor

2GB Ram

Dual-Core 2.4 GHz CPU

2GB Ram or Better

RECOMMENDED WEB BROWSERS

Mozilla Firefox v20.0 or Higher Google Chrome v25.0 or higher

PLUG-INS

Javascript Enabled & Third Party Cookies Enabled

WEBCAM RESOLUTION

800 x 600 resolution or better

INTERNET CONNECTION

Cable Modem, DSL or better (300 kbps download, 250 kbps upload)

MISCELLANEOUS

Keyboard, Microphone, and Mouse