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How do I require Respondus Monitor for student testing?

Respondus Monitor® builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams.

Enable LockDown browser first using the instructions here: Where can I learn how to use Respondus Monitor as an instructor?

How Respondus Monitor Works

  • Builds upon LockDown Browser (you must use LockDown Browser in order to access Monitor's features)
  • Integrates Seamlessly with Blackboard
  • "Auto-Launches" from any Browser 
    • After a quick one-time installation, Respondus Monitor will auto-launch from the student's browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) whenever the exam settings require it. Students are then guided through a pre-exam sequence, including a webcam check. Students love the auto-launch capability, which is now available for most learning systems.

Using Respondus on the Original Course View

Once you have created and deployed a test in your course, you can configure it to require the Respondus LockDown Browser by going to Control Panel > Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser. This link will also lead you to the Respondus Monitor feature, which is optional, but must be used in conjunction with LockDown Browser.

  1. In the Control Panel, click on Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser.
  2. After viewing the tutorial, click on "Continue to LockDown Browser."
  3. Locate your desired test and click on the contextualization menu (the caret).
  4. Click on Settings.  
    settings

  5. Click on Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
  6. Click on Require Respondus Monitor for this exam

    Click Lockdown and Monitor options
  7. Check off the necessary settings you desire
  8. Click Save + close

In Original Course View, if a student tries use a regular browser to access a test that has Respondus enabled, Blackboard will notify them that they need to download and use Respondus to access the test. 

For more information, see the Instructor Quick Start Guide.

For student information, see My exam uses Respondus LockDown and Monitor; what should I do as a student?

Using Respondus on the Ultra Course View 

As you are creating a test in your course, you can access the Respondus LockDown Browser (and Monitor) dashboard by clicking the settings in the right panel of the test builder.

In Ultra Course View, if a student tries to use a regular browser to access a test that has Respondus enabled, Blackboard will display a button to open the assessment in Respondus LockDown Browser. When students click the button, Respondus will either prompt students to install the browser (if it is not yet installed), or it will open the Respondus LockDown Browser, automatically log the student in to Blackboard, and present the test.

For more information, see the Ultra Instructor Quick Start Guide.

For student information, see My exam uses Respondus LockDown and Monitor; what should I do as a student?


Recommended Best Practices

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are straightforward to use, but there are some suggested best practices that will help it go smoothly for your students.

  • Do not change test name - Once you have enabled Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor on a test, do not change the name of the test, or Respondus will not work correctly
  • Do not modify the test password - If you want to set a password for the test, do so via the Respondus LockDown Browser settings and not the Test Settings. Respondus uses the password field to prevent students from taking the test from another browser, and modifying the password in Test Settings will prevent it from working correctly
  • Add a statement to the syllabus - Explain to students early that they must use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor for their online exams. Respondus provides a sample syllabus statement you may want to include or modify
  • Hold a practice test or quiz - Before students need to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor for a high-stakes test or a quiz, have them complete a brief practice quiz to demonstrate that they have installed the browser and it is functioning correctly. This quiz can be for a few points extra credit or no points




Keywords:online proctoring, proctor, prevent cheating, student testing   Doc ID:99744
Owner:Szymon M.Group:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
Created:2020-03-30 13:00 CDTUpdated:2020-05-23 18:48 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois at Chicago ACCC
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