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Respondus software, including Test Importer, Lockdown Browser for securing computers during exams and Monitor for remote proctoring

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About Respondus Tools for Blackboard Learn Tests

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Click on the buttons at left to learn more about each one.


Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor

  • The Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB) is already installed on Downstate computers used for computerized exams.
  • When used for a Blackboard Learn computerized exam, it prevents the student from opening any other programs on that computer.
  • Then use the Respondus LDB in the course tools to select your test and set it to use the Respondus LDB.
  • You can turn on Monitor feature in Respondus LDB to make a video recording of each student taking the exam. Student must have a working camera/microphone.

Respondus Test Publisher

  • The Respondus Test Publisher can be installed on your Downstate or home computer.
  • You can import test questions from Word, then publish the entire test into your course in Blackboard Learn.
  • You can view and edit the test questions in Respondus.
  • Different test questions are supported:  Multiple choice, true/false, etc.
  • Images in your Word file version are also imported into those test questions in Blackboard Learn.


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For further information, click on the buttons at left. To request training, click on the "Schedule a Training Session" at

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