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Default and recommended settings for Proctorio


The default Recording Options are Record Video, Record Screen, and Record Web Traffic. Because students may be living with others and unable to eliminate ambient voices, the UW Privacy Office strongly recommends not turning on Record Audio.

Default Recording Options


The default Lock Down Options are appropriate for a closed note, closed book exam that does not allow web browsing:

  • Force Screen Moderate (15s)UW Default Lock Down Options
  • Only One Screen
  • No New Tabs
  • Close Open Tabs
  • Disable Printing
  • Disable Clipboard
  • Block Downloads
  • Clear Cache
  • Disable Right Click


Watch this 2-minute video to learn about recommended settings for two common exam types: Multiple Choice and Open Response Exam online.

For recommended settings for other types of exams, please visit the Proctorio Help and Support Center, which is easily accessed through the browser extension badge when working with Proctorio in a Chrome browser.

Last reviewed April 14, 2020