Things to remember before choosing to use Respondus tools
Assess if all of your students have access to a webcam: Instructors who want to use the LockDown Browser in with Respondus Monitor should check with their students to ensure that each student has a webcam. Without a webcam, Respondus Monitor settings will not work, and students will be unable to open or take any quizzes with Monitor settings enabled.
Consider creating a practice quiz for students to test out the Respondus systems: Creating a practice quiz with LockDown Browser and/or Monitor settings enabled allows students the opportunity to download the software in advance. This gives them a sense of what to expect on the day of their actual quiz.
Consider accessibility and assistive technology needs for your students: Remember to consider the accessibility needs of your students and review the accessibility guide for LockDown Browser or Monitor for any students with accommodations.
Chromebook: If your student has a Chromebook then you need to contact eLearning for options.
What does Respondus LockDown Browser do?
Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized or exited until the student submits it for grading
Removes the web browser menu and toolbar options, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
Disables printing and screen capture functions
Prevents copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment
Disables right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching
Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers
What does Respondus Monitor do?
All Lockdown Browser capabilities
Uses a student’s webcam to record and analyze student exam sessions
It can require students to show ID, do an Environment Check, and/or facial detection before and during the exam
Exams can be taken without advanced scheduling and without additional registration by the student
Flag instances of behaviors such as a student leaving the room, someone entering the room, and looking down at a book or a table, for the instructor to review. Once the exam session is complete, instructors are able to view flagged segments.