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Welcome to DocMagic's Remote Online Notary tutorial

For a downloadable PDF version of this guide, click here.



In this specialized, step-by-step walk-through of the R.O.N. process, we will help you become proficient with:



  • Benefits of an eClosing

  • System Requirements

  • Invitation Acceptance

  • Notary eClose Console Usage

  • The DocMagic RON eClose Process



     Screenshot for RON request e-mail



Before proceeding, please make sure that you have the following hardware:


  • A laptop

  • A solid internet connection

  • A webcam

  • A microphone

Screenshot of System Requirements



What are the benefits of an eClosing?


 - Closings reduced from 60 minutes to 15 minutes

 - Lower risk for operational errors

    - No missing data or signatures

 - Better Authentication and Security

 - Tamper-proof seal protects data and documents

 - eVault keeps electronic record

 - More efficient secondary market execution

    - No more trailing documents

    - Fund faster with fewer exceptions

 - Sets you apart in the marketplace

    - More flexibility for the borrowers

    - No paper

    - No shipping fees

    - No storage costs

 - Borrowers can review their documents prior to closing



Now - let's get started with the process of Remote Online Notarization through DocMagic!


1 .


The process starts when you, the Notary, receive a request for R.O.N. services from the Settlement Agent.

The email includes the option to accept or decline the request.





Screenshot of RON request email



2 .


You will be taken to this page where you can accept or decline the request and provide comments regarding the decision.

Please note that this request is time sensitive and you have a maximum of two hours to accept or decline before the system alerts the Settlement Agent to assign another Notary.




Screenshot of the RON Accept or Decline Page



Once you accept the request, you'll get a confirmation email which provides secure access to the eClose console. The orange "Click here" button takes you there.

Please note that if you haven't conducted a R.O.N. closing in 45 days, you'll have to re-certify. The link to accomplish this and the link to download the guidebook can both be found below.




Screenshot of RON email



1. All pertinent information regarding the parties the transaction is at the top of the notary portal.

2. The eClosing Countdown Clock keeps you on track right up to the moment of closing.

3. The Signers area highlights all participants, Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) and I.D. Verification.




Screenshot of the Notary eClose Console 1 2 3



The Document area includes all the documents in the package that will be eSigned. You can click on each document separately to review for accuracy.




Screenshot of the Notary eClose Console Documents



The four icons next to "Documents" cover the following functions:

1. The leftmost icon - the piece of paper with the plus sign - allows you to upload new documents to the package. Clicking that icon will allow you to upload files from your computer.

2. The next icon over, the pencil, allows you to tag documents (add text fields, signature lines, etc.). See Step 7 (below) for more details.

3. The second icon from the right, the PDF icon, allows you to download a PDF copy of the entire document package.

4. The rightmost icon - the cloud with the arrow pointing up - allows you to upload ink-signed documents to the package. You can only upload ink signed documents with QR codes that help the system place the documents in the correct stacking order.

It is extremely important that you do not mix up the first and fourth icons and upload documents to the wrong place. 




Screenshot of the Notary eClose Console



In the toolbox on the right, you can add participant signatures, Notary signature and stamp, and Postfill items such as check boxes, text boxes, and date boxes.

Since these documents are signed electronically, a notification will automatically be included on each notary page, alerting you and the borrower to that fact.




Screenshot of the RON Add eSignature Tags



1. Click the Start eClosing button which activates the Start eClosing dialogue box.

2. Choose the participants that you want to be included in the signing room.

        a. You'll need to repeat this process if another participant will be signing at a different time.

        b. Choose both if you will be signing both at the same time.

3. If the KBA isn't required, you can still check this Include KBA link box to invite the borrower to complete the verification process when they are invited.

4. Hit Start eClosing to start the process.




Screenshot of Notary eClose Console Start eClose Control Panel



Participants will receive an invitation email containing all pertinent closing information and a Start Now button to enter the eClosing event.




Screenshot of Your eClosing is about to begin!



You will log in using the Notary Access Code that was given to you with your Secure Insight Notary certification.

Meanwhile, the borrower will be typing in the last 4 digits of their social security number and the viewing code.




Screenshot of Notary Access Code



1. The borrower will be reminded to make sure their microphone and camera are activated.

2. Next, they'll choose if other signers will be joining the meeting.




Screenshot of the Borrower joining the meeting



When the borrower clicks on the start eClosing button in their email, they will be directed to complete the KBA process prior to joining the eClosing.

They will then complete the questions and hit Submit to register their answers.

Please note that they'll be only be given 2 attempts to score of 4 out of 5 corrects answers. If they do not pass after two attempts, they will be locked out for 24 hours.




Screenshot of Welcome to your eClosing



The moment the meeting begins, the session is automatically recorded.

Borrowers may still be completing their KBA questions, if applicable.




Screenshot for Preparing for eSignatures



When the borrower successfully completes the assessment, they will receive this confirmation.

They will then be returned to the Notary signing room to begin signing documents.




Screenshot of the Successful KBA Assessment



If required, the Notary would initiate completion of the I.D. Verification process.




Screenshot of the Notary starting ID Verification



Go back to your Notary Portal and click on the smartphone icon.

In the window that appears, verify that the phone number is correct then click the Text Identity Verification button.




Screenshot of ID Verify




The borrower will receive a text message containing a link to complete the I.D. Verification process.

They will be taken to a screen that asks them to retrieve a photo identification card.

After that, the borrower must select the country that issued their identification.




Screenshot of two iPhones



The borrower will then choose their form of I.D. from the drop-down menu.

After that, they will select a file from their phone or take a photo and upload it.

Please note that the borrower will have to repeat the process and upload both sides of their I.D.




Screenshot of two iPhones



 The borrower may also be asked to take a selfie so the system can compare the image with the official identification.

A green check mark, seen on the right phone, indicates that the upload of the I.D. was successful.



Screenshot of two iPhones selfie



If the ID Verification is successful, the window with the green check mark will appear below.

The goal is to have green check marks under both the KBA and ID Verify fields.




Screenshot of ID Verify pass



If the I.D. Verification fails, click on the red circle with an X.

In the window that appears, you may manually enter in the Borrower's I.D. information, upload photos yourself, and approve the information.




Screenshot of ID Verify fail



 If the manual entry of the I.D. information is also rejected, you may the video to establish proof of possession of the government issued I.D.




Screenshot of using video to establish proof of government ID



Once the signer completes their KBA (if applicable) and ID verification, their status will change to Ready to Sign and their Start button will illuminate indicating that it is safe to begin the signing process.

When you're ready for the signer to begin, click their Start button and they can begin the eSignature process.

Please note that only one signer can execute documents at a time.




Screenshot of Ready to Sign Illuminated Start Button



Along the top, the borrower will find indicators that show progress of the Review, Ink-Sign, and e-Sign processes.

All documents are listed in this column on the right and are currently in a review only mode.

We recommend advising that the borrower reviews all documents during the review only mode, so that when they are in the signing mode, they can simply focus on signing the documents.




Screenshot of the Borrowers eSign Experience



The printer icon towards the top allows the borrower to print the documents at any time.

The plus and minus icons increase and decrease the zoom ratio. The icon above expands the signing window.




Screenshot of the eSign page



When the borrower has completed their review and is ready to sign, they can click on the start signing button which will make the signature buttons active.

You as the Notary will be able to watch them sign.

During the signing experience, we recommend that all participants do not click outside of their eSign window as doing so may cause technical glitches. So please don't tab over to check your e-mail, read the news, or anything like that.




Screenshot of the Start Signing button



There are three different ways a participant can sign their documents

1. Click on the pencil to the left of the signature line.

2. Click the box that says Sign

3. Click on the green Sign box on the bottom of the page.




Screenshot of Different Signing Methods



After choosing one of those three options for the first time, a window will appear that will give the borrower three signature options:

  • Selecting a pre-determined signature
  • Drawing a signature
  • Uploading a picture file (.png or .jpg) of their signature to be used.

The borrower will also need to check the box at the bottom left of the window to approve the use of their electronic signature.

Click Select. Once a signature is applied, the page will automatically advance to the next signature tag or text box.




Screenshot of the Choose Your Signature page



Some forms may request additional data entry or option selection, such as checkboxes.




Screenshot of eSign checkbox



 If you find an improperly tagged document during the signing experience, you may go back to the Notary Portal (pictured below) and fix it by clicking on the pencil icon (highlighted).




Screenshot of eSign checkbox



After you've made the tagging correction, go back to your signing experience. Click your name in the top right, then Restart Meeting. Your changes will show.




Screenshot of Restart Meeting



When the borrower is done signing, they'll click Done. A window will appear where they have to click Continue to move onto the notarization process.




Screenshot of Time to Notarize



Now, control and signing ability will be transferred back to you. Go ahead and start the signing process.




Screenshot of Ready to Notarize



When you click on the signature line, your signature and any other pertinent data, such as your Notary seal, will automatically be inserted.




Screenshot of applying the Notary seal



If you have more than one signer:

Once the first signer is finished, their name will be highlighted in green with a check mark.

Start the process for the next signer by clicking the Start button. 

You must do this for all Signers one at a time.




Screenshot of Multiple Signers



The process is complete once all the participants' and Notary's signatures have been captured.

The meeting may now end.




Screenshot of Ending the Meeting



Notification e-mails are sent to all parties. The email will allow the Borrower to download their signed and notarized document package from a provided link.




Screenshot of Confirmation email



Go back to the Notary eClose Console. Click on the eJournal tab, then click on the down arrow to expand the borrower's journal.




Screenshot of the eClose Console Notary eJournal



Use the dropdown menus to select the type of Notarial Service. Toggle choices by clicking on the box and using the up and down arrow keys.

Enter the fee for each Notarial Service performed.




Screenshot of the eClose Console Notary eJournal



The Recording section at the bottom contains the audio and video of each RON signing session.

The best practice would be to store these materials right after the signing experience. Click the button on the bottom right to download.




Screenshot of the eClose Console Notary eJournal



The Action Log tab shows the actions that everyone involved in the process has taken, and when.

You may add notes at the bottom.



Screenshot of the Action Log