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Respondus is a browser that allows students to take exams and quizzes online in a controlled environment. Students need to download the Respondus Lockdown Browser and login to Blackboard through it. To help you with this, here are instructions for downloading, installing, and logging in to Respondus; and here are some instructive video tutorials.
These are also available from the Respondus Tool in Blackboard. If you click on Respondus Lockdown Browser in the Course Tools in the instructor-only portion of the left-side menu, you will see a list of your exams and an indication of whether they require the use of Respondus. Above the list is a set of tabs that take you to various help resources. These resources include the videos above as well as instructions that can be tailored for your students.
Respondus and Chromebooks
Respondus does not work with Chromebooks.
Respondus is a browser in itself, like Firefox, Edge, or Safari. A Chromebook, by its Nature, will only run Chrome. One possibility is, if students have an iPad, you can allow iPads to be used. It is a setting in the advanced options in the Respondus test setup. They would then download the Respondus app. There is no version for Android and no evidence that it would work on an iPhone.
How to get up-and-running with online proctoring (from Respondus):
1) – These 45-minute trainings are the best way for instructors to learn how to use Respondus Monitor for online proctoring. Each session is followed by an extended Q/A period where questions are answered live. Register: https://go.respondus.com/e/710093/webinars-/g92dv/62201779?h=unDDQ0JQZTKL10H-6O18lGhIUtjZ-qydfoeV1QqK6nU
2) – Here is the essential information for using Respondus Monitor with online exams: https://go.respondus.com/e/710093/rapid-rollout-instructors-/g92dx/62201779?h=unDDQ0JQZTKL10H-6O18lGhIUtjZ-qydfoeV1QqK6nU
3) – Have students take a practice exam with Respondus Monitor to ensure their computer, webcam and Internet are working properly. Allow students more than one attempt on the quiz so they can try the practice exam whenever their device or networking environment changes.
4) – Remember that students can access built-in troubleshooting and live chat from within Respondus Monitor if they encounter a technical problem. You can find more resources for students, including how to access Live Chat, here: https://go.respondus.com/e/710093/student-help-/g92dz/62201779?h=unDDQ0JQZTKL10H-6O18lGhIUtjZ-qydfoeV1QqK6nU
Important to note when setting up a test for Respondus
Please note that on the Respondus set up screen there is a warning of fields in the Blackboard test that you should not modify; they are used by Respondus to control the test.
Do NOT modify in the Blackboard Test Options:
Download and install LockDown Browser from this link:
For more information: https://elmhurst.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1779/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=101151
Using Respondus LockDown Browser with Zoom for Live Proctoring
Your instructor may want to proctor via Zoom while you are taking an exam that requires the use of LockDown Browser. Follow the simple steps below to ensure a smooth exam experience:
Note that you will need to take the exam on a computer, NOT on an iPad. During the exam you are unable to access Zoom or other apps, which means you are unable to ask the instructor questions related to the exam.