Respondus Monitor is a tool that will allow for proctored, or supervised, exams that students will take online. Respondus Monitor can help ensure exam integrity for students taking their tests online outside of a testing center. Respondus Monitor is an option that is used in conjunction with Respondus LockDown Browser.
You can view more information on how Respondus Monitor works by
viewing this helpful video.
- How is Respondus Monitor used by faculty?
- Does Respondus Monitor require the use of any additional software?
- Will users need to obtain any additional hardware?
- What are the Respondus Monitor system requirements?
- How do I enable Respondus Monitor in my course?
- How will students use Respondus Monitor to take their exams?
- Should students take a practice test?
- Can I use my computer on a wireless network to take an exam with Respondus Monitor?
- Can an iPad be used with Respondus Monitor/LockDown Browser?
- Are there computers on campus students can use to take a test that requires Respondus Monitor?
- I expected Respondus LockDown Browser to automatically launch when I clicked on the exam.
- I want to adjust the font size while inside the Respondus LockDown Browser program.
- Is Respondus Monitor accessible to students with disabilities?
- Is Respondus Monitor training available?
- Where can I find additional information (FAQs) for Respondus Monitor?
The benefits of using Respondus Monitor include:
- Video and audio recording of students while they take their exams
- Students are able to take their exams wherever they are
- Students can take their exams when they are ready, at any time during test availability period
Students who do not have the appropriate hardware can use one of the computers in St. Joe's Mac Lab (room 103) or the 3M Resource and Mentoring Center (Library 1st floor).
Additionally, viruses on the computer can affect Respondus LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor and webcam behavior. Always use antivirus software to keep your computer safe.
Students should also review the general online test taking guide before taking their first online exam.
Additionally, instructors should provide students with unlimited attempts to take a practice quiz. The practice quiz should be available for the entire semester. The practice quiz should have enough questions in it so that students can get an idea of what to expect when they take a test that requires Respondus LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor. Every student, even those who will be using a computer in Xavier's computer lab, should be required to take the practice quiz before their first test that requires the use of Respondus LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor.
Every student, even those who will be using a computer in Xavier's computer lab, should be required to take the practice quiz before their first test that requires the use of Respondus LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor.
If you lose your Internet connection during the exam, it can lock up the browser and not allow you to save answers, move on to other questions, submit or exit the exam. Ethernet connections are the most stable connection to the Brightspace server. If you have a router, plugging directly into it when taking exams will reduce the chances of connection interruptions.
The Mac version of LockDown Browser works with VoiceOver (the standard screen reader that comes with the Mac OS). LockDown Browser's functions and security remain the same when VoiceOver is used.
The Windows version of LockDown Browser (version 188.8.131.52 and newer) allows a student to use screen reader accessibility programs, such as JAWS and Windows-Eyes. However, the security level of LockDown Browser is lowered when screen readers are used. To address this, the instructor must enable a setting that permits specific students to use a screen reader application with LockDown Browser.
For more information on accessibility settings view this accessibility knowledgebase article.
Students can get help by viewing this introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser/Respondus Monitor video and/or Student Quick Start Guide. If students still have questions they should contact their instructor.