ProctorU Logo

Category: Blog Posts

ProctorU Featured in Al.com Article

ProctorU has been featured in an al.com article this week about moving its headquarters back to Alabama. ProctorU was founded in Hoover, Ala., in 2008, but moved the headquarters to Livermore, California to follow its former CEO. They made the move back to Alabama earlier this year, where the new CEO Scott McFarland resides. Chief…

Is Online Learning Really Less Expensive?

Going to college can be costly, but can online learning really help students save money? Tuition, books or perhaps being unable to work as many hours while attending classes are all things that students must consider. A recent study by the WICHE Cooperate for Educational Technologies (WCET) suggests that online learning, while thought to save…

The Incorporation of Soft Skills Programs in Higher Education

Conflict resolution, humility, problem solving, personal judgment, verbal communication, motivator and the list goes on and on. Because these skills are often high-valued in the workplace, some people include them on their resume so that they can seem more appealing to hiring agents. What are soft skills? The Oxford Dictionary defines them as “personal attributes…

ProctorU Headquarters Relocated from California to Alabama

ProctorU, the world’s leading test proctoring company, has moved its headquarters from Livermore, California, to Birmingham, Alabama. The previous CEO was based out of Livermore, but the current CEO, Scott McFarland, lives in Birmingham. Speaking to the Birmingham Business Journal, McFarland said, “We’re moving it back to Birmingham because our entire engineering team and founder…

Do’s and Don’ts: Best Practices for Taking Online Exams

From power outages to connectivity and compatibility problems, there are a number of things that can go wrong with an online exam. Thanks to its 24/7 support team, ProctorU will always be there to assist test-takers should any of these issues occur. ProctorU has put together a handy graphic illustration of some do’s and don’ts…

State Spending on Higher Education on the Rise

The Great Recession of 2007 spurred a huge growth in college attendance as out-of-work individuals turned to school to gain an edge in the job market. Obviously, the recession also severely slashed state budgets. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, state tax revenues dropped by 7.4 percent between 2008 and 2009. Together, these two events…

Birmingham Business Journal Announces ProctorU’s Patent Approval

  The Birmingham Business Journal announced ProctorU’s newly-acquired patent for the process of proctoring an exam online in a live format that they have employed since 2008. Says Chief Strategy Officer Jarrod Morgan, “this is the most comprehensive patent ever issued in our space. Many of these aspects have become standards in the industry.”  …

Yahoo Finance Announces ProctorU’s Proctoring Patent

Yahoo Finance announced ProctorU’s newly-granted proctoring patent today. ProctorU has been working diligently for more than six years to obtain a patent for their process of proctoring online exams in a live format. Jarrod Morgan, founder and chief strategy officer, explains, “this is the most comprehensive patent ever issued in our space,” and is proud…

ProctorU awarded patent for online proctoring

03/7/2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Franklin Hayes Director of Marketing fhayes@proctoru.com 205-289-1383   Proctoru awarded patent for online proctoring Patent has been 6 years in the making Birmingham, Ala. — ProctorU, the world’s largest online proctoring company, is honored to announce their new patent for the process of proctoring an exam online in a live…

What to Do About Testing Anxiety

Taking an exam can be daunting for some, often to the point of developing anxiety. Test anxiety is a legitimate concern and may yield physical and emotional symptoms. The ADAA lists headaches, shortness of breath, nausea, becoming lightheaded and others as physical symptoms of testing anxiety, with “feelings of anger, helplessness and disappointment” manifesting as…