Enable Examity Exam Proctoring for Canvas-Integrated MindTap

If you use Canvas™, you can prevent cheating by using Examity®. Link to your MindTap exam from Canvas. Your students will continue to be monitored by Examity while they complete their exam in MindTap.


Examity is a browser extension and works only with Google® Chrome™.

Students will be prompted to download the Examity extension when they open the exam.

You must first create a password protected exam in MindTap.

Add a link to your exam in Canvas. In order for students to access the exam through the proctoring service, both the link and the module you add it to must be published. However, students should not access the exam directly through this link. To avoid confusion, consider creating a new module titled "Do not access." Let your students know that you will be notified if they attempt to access the exam through the "Do not access" module.

  1. In Canvas, locate your MindTap exam link.
  2. Click the link and copy the link address from your browser.

    This is the link you will add to Examity.

  3. Click Modules.
  4. In the module where you want to add the exam, click add item.

    To add a new module, click +Module.

  5. Set the dropdown to External Tool.
  6. Click Examity > Add Item.

    An Examity link is added to your module.

  7. Click the Examity link.
  8. Click Launch Examity.
  9. Click Exams > New Exam.
  10. Enter a quiz name and other required information.
  11. If your MindTap exam is timed, set the Exam Duration to be longer than the time set in MindTap.

    Students will need time between opening Examity and beginning the exam in MindTap.

  12. Click Next.
  13. Set the security level to Auto Premium or Live Premium.
  14. Paste the link you copied earlier under Link to test.
  15. If your MindTap exam is password protected, enter the password under Exam Password. Otherwise, leave this field blank.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Optional: Review the exam rules and add additional rules and instructions.
  18. Click Create Exam > Done.
  19. In Canvas, click publish to publish the exam.