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Learning Commons: Math & Science: Math Testing

Math & Science Resources

Learning Support Math: Testing

Test proctoring for some courses is available through the Learning Commons. Please check the course syllabus or ask your instructor if you are allowed to test with Learning Commons.

Learning Support Testing Hours

Learning Support Hours for Starting a Test

Summer 2022

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday - Thursday tests must be submitted by 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday tests must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.

No testing on Saturday or Sunday via the Learning Commons

Closed: May 27th, May 30th, June 17th, July 1st, July 4th, July 22nd

All virtual testing is by appointment only

Access Center Students

Access Center Accommodations

Students who are registered with the Access Center and want to use accommodations, please click here to schedule an appointment. Testing with accommodations will be through the Access Center.

Access Center Link: https://shasta.accessiblelearning.com/volstate/

Testing Preparation

Please check your syllabus to see if testing in the Learning Commons Testing Room is approved for your course

In-Person Testing - Gallatin

In-person testing with the Learning Commons is available at the Gallatin Campus Monday - Friday. No appointment is necessary for in-person testing.

In-Person Testing - Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield

In-person testing at Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield will be proctored via Zoom as there is not always a proctor available in-person. Please see the virtual testing instructions below to schedule your appointment.

Virtual Testing (by appointment only)

Virtual testing is available by appointment Monday – Saturday

To schedule your virtual testing appointment, visit the Learning Commons Virtual Testing Scheduling Page

Before joining the Zoom Room

Before joining the Zoom Room, please make sure of the following:

  • You have a computer running Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, or Linux. Testing on an iPad as the primary device is not possible in most cases. An iPad may be used as a 2nd device if your course requires two devices. If you need to, you may request technology checkout with IT (see link below).
    IT Student Technology Requests
  • Please ensure that Zoom has been downloaded to your computer and second device (if required). For your computer, you can do this by going to the  Zoom Download Page and downloading Zoom Client for Meetings. You will need Zoom version 5.5.2 or higher.
  • Make sure your workspace is clear and you only have approved items within your testing area.  If you are required to use two devices, make sure you are in an area where you can setup both devices so the cameras show you and your workspace.  We can help you adjust the camera position during check-in.  
  • Check your computer/laptop and second device (if required) to be sure they are fully charged.  Have charging cables, etc., within reach and near an outlet to avoid disconnecting your exam due to losing battery power.
  • While testing, you can only have one monitor (screen) connected to your computer.  If you are testing with a laptop, you cannot have an external monitor.  Please disconnect any external or extra monitors.
  • If you have a Chromebook, you will also need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension. This Chrome extension will allow a Learning Commons staff member to put in the password for the test remotely.

Please Note: Many classes require the use of a second device while testing via Zoom. Please check your syllabus or ask your instructor if you aren't sure if you need a second device for testing

Once you Join the Zoom Room

At the start of your scheduled time, join the Learning Commons Math & Science Zoom Room: Zoom Waiting Room

Late arrivals may not be admitted and may be required to reschedule for another test date.

Once you join the Zoom testing room, you will enter a waiting room and might have to wait a few minutes. When it is your turn, you will be admitted to the Zoom Room. The check-in process will begin in this room. You will be asked to give your name, course number, instructor, and Zoom version. You will then be assigned to a separate check-in room.

In this check-in room, you will:

  • Show a photo ID such as your Student ID, Driver's License, or passport. Please have that ready to go before joining the Learning Commons Zoom Room.
  • You will also be required to give a quick visual scan of your room and show your workspace. We will verify that you are the only person in your testing area and only have approved items within your workspace. All electronics should be placed outside the testing area unless it is to be used for proctoring the test.

During Testing

Throughout your test, you are required to share your computer screen, use your webcam to give a head and shoulders view of yourself and keep your microphone on.  A second device may also be required to show you in your workspace while testing.  Although you are not allowed to mute your microphone, you should turn your speaker volume all the way down to help reduce distractions while you are testing.

The following will be reported to your instructor:

  • internet or power disruptions/outages
  • leaving the testing area while your test is in progress
  • moving outside of the view of the camera or turning your camera off
  • not notifying the test proctor before logging out of the testing session
  • not complying with requests made by the testing staff
  • other incidents the proctor deems necessary to report, such as suspected academic dishonesty

Academic dishonesty, and its consequences, are defined in the Student Handbook on page 37.

 

Math Specialist Email Addresses

Math Contacts

Do you have questions regarding Math tutoring or testing?

Please contact one of our Math Specialists via e-mail: