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Brightspace Tip #331: Instructor Live Proctoring with Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser (RLDB) has a remote proctoring option that works with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and other web based video systems. The 'Instructor Live Proctoring' option uses LockDown Browser to deter cheating on the computer itself, while the instructor watches students via video conferencing. The Instructor Live Proctoring method is recommended for small class sizes (20-25 students max) where instructors can effectively observe and track students during the exam.

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When Respondus LockDown Browser is used with Instructor Live Proctoring, the instructor and students meet in the video conferencing application at a specified time. When ready, the instructor provides students a start code for the online exam – students start LockDown Browser from there. The instructor can then watch students via the video conference system for the duration of the exam. Note that Instructor Live Proctoring DOES NOT record the student video, nor does it alert the instructor to suspicious events. Those features are only available with Respondus Monitor, the automated proctoring solution.

The RLDB Instructor Live Proctoring option is supported on Windows, MacOS and the new Chromebook Extension. LockDown Browser for iPad doesn’t directly support the Instructor Live Proctoring option (the iPad assessment mode doesn’t allow multiple apps to run simultaneously), but similar results can be achieved if a second device is used.

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Instructor Live Proctoring with LockDown Browser (video)
About LockDown Browser - Instructor Live Proctoring
Instructor Live Proctoring Quick Start Guide
RLDB Instructor Live Proctoring FAQ
Brightspace Tip #200: Respondus LockDown Browser / Respondus Monitor
Tips for Using Zoom to Proctor Your Online Exams

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