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Proctorio to be retired August 2024

Proctorio online proctoring software will be retired on August 15, 2024. Proctorio was made available as a measure to help ensure academic integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to Proctorio’s overall low usage (5% of all courses), CU Boulder leadership has made the decision to retire the product as a supported campuswide service. OIT is currently evaluating online proctoring needs to inform our long term online proctoring strategy.

Instructors will still be able to utilize Proctorio through individual or departmental arrangements.


Proctorio is being provided to all instructors for exam proctoring. Proctorio enables instructors to utilize machine learning and facial detection technology to remotely proctor exams to help discourage cheating. Proctorio scans a student’s ID and face, and then uses Canvas to verify the student’s identity. Then, Proctorio captures audio, motion, and systemic changes while the student takes their exam to identify suspicious behaviors. Additional features include:

  • Customizing the rules for each exam, including exempting individual students from using Proctorio
  • Flagging suspicious behavior for subsequent review by the instructor to determine if cheating has occurred

Should I use Proctorio?

Proctorio allows students to complete an assessment at a remote location, such as their home, while helping to ensure the integrity of the exam. It provides a degree of assurance that test-takers are the individuals they claim to be, while significantly deterring misconduct.

While there are benefits to using Proctorio as we teach and learn remotely, it is important to consider whether Proctorio is appropriate to use for your exam. Learning remotely, in addition to taking exams remotely, has caused added stress on students. Introducing a new technology, which some find invasive, as a part of exams may add to this stress. OIT is hosting several Proctorio training sessions to show faculty how to effectively use this service.

If you decide to move forward with using Proctorio, please review our Proctorio Instructor tutorials, as well as the Instructor FAQ page.


Proctorio is not accessible to individuals who are blind, low vision, use the keyboard only, and some individuals who have difficulty with mobility. Learn more about limitations to this service as well as alternative recommendations on the Proctorio Accessibility page.


Who can get it?

This service is available to all faculty and students at CU Boulder.

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Proctorio is a common-good service to the campus, which means there is no direct cost to you or your department.


Proctorio System Requirements

Proctorio is a resource intensive application. Please make sure you and your students review the Proctorio Minimum System Requirements before attempting to take a Proctorio-Canvas quiz.

Important: Before staring a Proctorio quiz be sure to close all other applications and unnecessary browser tabs.



Student Data & OIT Services

A variety of data types are utilized by the University of Colorado in order to facilitate the academic experience and advance the success of the student body. In an effort to promote good digital citizenship, CU Boulder has created a resource for our student and faculty communities to better understand how personal data from our students is used within OIT’s services and tools.