Testing Center Faculty Resources
FACULTY EXAM REQUEST SUBMISSIONS WINDOW
|Semester||First Day of Classes||Faculty Exam Requests Open|
|Fall 2023||Monday, August 21, 2023||Monday, July 17, 2023|
|Spring 2024||Tuesday, January 16, 2024||Monday, December 11, 2023|
RegisterBlast First Time New Users: How to Create a RegisterBlast Account
- This is the link each professor will use to create their RegisterBlast account (completed only once)
Complete the quick and easy Professor Enrollment Form
- Add First Name
- Add Last Name
- Add your UT Dallas email address – this email is the one that will be used for logging into the professor submission link
- Set up password
- Passwords must contain at least eight characters, including one number, one uppercase letter, one lower case letter, and one special character
- Confirm password (enter the same password)
- Click the ENROLL button
Once enrolled, the Testing Center will receive a notification. You will receive a confirmation message, as shown below in Figure A.
Important: **Professors, once you have enrolled, please allow 24 hours for the Testing Center to complete your account activation process before submitting your exam request(s). After the allotted time, you may proceed to submit your exam request(s) via this link: https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Professor/Login (Helpful Tip: Bookmark this page for future use).
How to Submit an Exam Request to the Testing Center
Note: RegisterBlast is the scheduling tool. To be able to electronically submit your exam requests to the Testing Center, you must have a RegisterBlast account.
First time RegisterBlast new users:
Step 1: Prior to submitting your first exam request to the Testing Center, please create a RegisterBlast account via this link https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/professor/enroll (complete only once)
Step 2: Once you have enrolled, please allow 24 hours for the Testing Center to complete your account activation process before submitting your exam request.
Step 3: After the allotted time, you may proceed to submit your exam request via this link https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Professor/Login
Returning RegisterBlast users:
Step 1: Log into your existing RegisterBlast account and begin submitting your exam request via this link https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Professor/Login.
Step 2: If you are experiencing issues or having trouble accessing your account, please send an email to FacultyExamRequest@utdallas.edu for assistance.
How to Edit A Submission
**Please Note: After your exam has been approved, the only edits that are available is uploading a file/document**
Step 1: Log in to RegisterBlast Professor Portal via this link https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Professor/Login (each professor can sign into the portal using the email and password set up during enrollment)
Step 2: Once logged in, locate the desired submission. Click the three dots next to the Exam Name. Select Edit.
Step 3: Under the File Management item, click on Browse.
Step 4: Upload any necessary exam files and/or a list of your approved students’ name.
Step 5: Once the form is updated, scroll down to the end of page, click Submit. Your edits will be sent to the Testing Center.
**If other fields need to be edited, please contact the Testing Center directly at FacultyExamRequest@utdallas.edu or call 972-883-6734 for assistance**
How to view Student Registrations & Completions
**The History tab allows a professor to view students who have taken and/or who have registered for specific exams**
Step 1: Log into your RegisterBlast Professor Portal account via this link https://www.registerblast.com/utdallas/Professor/Login
Step 2: Once logged in, click on the History tab at the top of page
Step 3: You will be able to search by Keyword, or search by Date (select From Date & To Date) to find a specific registration
Step 4: Click Apply and students should appear in the History box.
Step 5: You can Print or export the information to Excel by selecting the desired options located in the lower right cornet
Hours of Operation and Closures
Please review the Testing Center’s hours of operation on the Testing Center homepage prior to requesting exams. Times and dates are subject to change with regards to holidays, community events and inclement weather.
The Testing Center may extend its hours during the final exams. Please check the Testing Center homepage for the latest updates.
If the campus is closed due to inclement weather or an unexpected event, students’ appointments during that time will automatically be canceled.
Schedule a Professor Consultation
Schedule a professor consultation to make the testing experience easier for you and your students! A Testing Center staff member will sit down with you and show you what steps need to be taken to successfully administer an exam at the Testing Center. Each consultation can be done via a Teams online meeting or in the SP2 Testing Center’s office, 1st floor, Room 11.175.
What information will we go over during the Professor Consultation?
The topics covered in the consultation are largely up to you; however, here are some topics that we will emphasize during the consultation.
- How and when to send an exam submission to the Testing Center to schedule an exam
- What type of exams the Testing Center delivers
- Required exam settings
- On/Off campus testing
- Test Aids
- The responsibility of Testing Center Staff
Request a Consultation
To request a one-on-one consultation, please email us directly at FacultyTC@utdallas.edu, and a staff member will work with you to find a convenient meeting time.
Closing times are strictly enforced. Please plan ahead and allow enough time to complete your exam. Students testing when the center’s doors are locked may continue working on that test until closing time. All exams will be collected 15 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time. If you do not complete by closing time, your exam will be picked up and considered completed.
Students are NOT allowed to check-in if their exam duration allotted time (professor’s instructions) exceeds Testing Center closing hours. For example: If the exam duration allotted time provided by the professor is 2.5 hours and the student arrives 1 hour prior to the Testing Center closing, he/she will not be able to take the exam and will need to reschedule.
Proctors in the testing center will monitor students during their exam. The testing environment and its computers are also electronically monitored and recorded to include real-time video and screen captures. Proctors watch from a seated position in the room, walk through the room and view a computer screen showing a video feed from the cameras inside the testing room.
All incidents of academic dishonesty and suspected violations will be documented. The proctor will report the incident to the Testing Center personnel and will write an incident report, which will be submitted to the faculty member providing the exam and the Dean of Students Office for appropriate course action.
Examples of academic dishonesty or misconduct:
- Giving or receiving unauthorized assistance of any kind.
- Using any aids (books, notes, calculators, computers, websites, etc.) not authorized by the instructor.
- Attempting to take an exam for someone else.
- Failing to follow exam regulations or instructions of the staff.
- Causing a disturbance of any kind.
- Removing or attempting to remove questions and/or responses or notes (in any format) from the Testing Center.
- Attempting to remove scratch paper from the Testing Center.
- Tampering with the operation of the computer or attempting to use it for any function other than taking the exam.
- Sharing a calculator with other examinees.
- Sharing notes with other examinees.
- Talking with other examinees during an exam.