Apple introduced new security features with the release of OS Catalina and these also apply to Big Sur. If you are running macOS Catalina - version 10.15 or later - or, any version of Big Sur, you must grant Google Chrome or Firefox access to the new screen recording permission in order to share your screen for a proctored session with ProctorU.
Note: If you have already completed these steps while on Catalina and then upgraded to Big Sur, you should not have to adjust these settings a second time.
How to enable screen sharing for your browser:
1) Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple Icon and selecting System Preferences.
2) Click the Security and Privacy icon.
3) On the left, scroll down and click Screen Recording.
4) Click the checkbox next to the browser you're using - either Chrome or Firefox should be in the list. Note, you may have to click to lock in the lower left in order to check the box.
5) When prompted, click Quit Now. The change will not take effect and you will not be able to share your screen until you quit and restart your browser.
Here's a video of the process in case you find that easier to follow:
If you do not see the browser in screen recording options, you can do this at the time of your exam when you're prompted to share your screen with ProctorU through the Chrome or Firefox extension.
If you're not comfortable with Chrome or Firefox having this permission when you're not taking a proctored exam, you may disable the permission after each exam so long as you enable it before taking your next exam with ProctorU.
Why Does ProctorU Need to See My Screen?
Sharing your screen is an essential part of proctoring. We monitor your screen in order to make sure you're only accessing the programs and digital information permitted by your institution while taking an exam.