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Respondus

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

Faculty Instructions for LDB/Monitor

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Key points to remember when using LDB:

  • SET TEST OPTIONS FIRST: You must deploy the test and configure Test Options first - Timer, Start and Stop Access date/time, etc - before you can set up Respondus LDB/Monitor for the test. You can't use the Test Options page to turn on the Respondus LDB for your test.  Access the separate Respondus LDB settings in the instructor's menu of Course Tools.  A list of tests is displayed; choose the test and then toggle the Respondus LDB  on for it.
  • PASSWORD: Respondus LDB uses a strong randomized password that is hidden from students.  It is generated randomly, differs from test to test; users do not need to know or see it.  Do not set a separate password in the Test Options page or it will prevent the use of the LDB.

Instructor Resources:  https://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/resources.shtml

Respondus Monitor: 

  • The Respondus Monitor is a web video proctoring system that is available for computerized tests in Blackboard Learn
  • Video proctoring option available for tests using the Respondus LDB.  Monitor records audio/video of the student during the exam, then runs a post-exam facial recognition analysis and flags areas of concern such as the student looking at something other than the screen.
  • You must have the Respondus LDB installed on the computer used for the test in order to also use Monitor. The computer must also have a webcam installed.

Key points to remember when using Monitor:

  • Lighting must be from the area in front of the user.
  • A poor network connection can prevent the Monitor from recording.
  • Processing after the test can take up to 12 hours.
  • Faculty are responsible for checking the Monitor results; you will not be notified if a video is flagged for review.

Instructor Resources: https://www.respondus.com/products/monitor/resources.shtml

Learn More

For further information, send an email to help@downstate.edu.