Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Blackboard. For high stakes testing, respondus can be used at home using monitor, which is a video monitoring service that uses Respondus Lockdown Browser. It serves as a deterrent to students using secondary computers, phones, calculators, textbooks, or receiving assistance from other students.

Respondus Lockdown Browser offers the following benefits:

  • Prevent students from copying and pasting exam contents
  • Prevent students from taking screen captures
  • Prevent students from printing the exam
  • Prevent students from accessing instant messaging or email
  • Prevent students from accessing other applications
  • Preventing students from accessing other websites
  • Allows for linking to external content from within the exam (e.g. to show externally hosted photos or videos).  Links in external content are disabled.
  • Allows for test results to be displayed in a secure manner

In response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Respondus has added more training webinars over the next few weeks. You can register for the webinars at https://web.respondus.com/webinars/

If you have any questions after completing the webinars feel free to contact us CATL@loyalistcollge.com 

Best Practices for Using Respondus Lockdown Browser

  • Communicate to students that your course requires Respondus Lockdown Browser for your course exams.
  • Provide documentation for students explaining how they access Lockdown Browser within your course.
  • Create a practice test using Respondus Lockdown Browser.

Respondus Monitor offers the following benefits for instructors:

  • Serves as a deterrent to students using unauthorized testing aids
  • Records both audio and video, allowing instructors to monitor student behavior, or use for oral exams.
  • Instructors can request students to check ID and their surroundings.
  • Instructors can view results of exam sessions within Blackboard, and do not have to log into a separate website
  • Respondus provides thumbnails taken at random intervals, enabling instructors to quickly scan for any suspicious behavior
  • If an instructor spots suspicious behavior, they can watch the video and flag any suspicious activity.
  • Videos are available to instructors for at least a year.

For more information on setting up and using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor select the following link. 

Enabling Respondus Lockdown Browser

Taking a Test Using Respondus Lockdown Browser

Considerations when Using Online Proctored Exams