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Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor is a tool that can be used in conjunction with iCollege assessments.  Instructors can choose to require that an assessment in iCollege be taken only using the Respondus LockDown Browser-- not Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  The Respondus LockDown Browser is another browser that the student must install.  If the instructor requires the LockDown Browser for an assessment the student opens the LockDown Brower, logs into iCollege, and then clicks on the assessment.  Once the assessment opens, the student cannot open any other software such as Word or another web browser.  They are unable to print, copy, or visit another website.  The students remain in the secured environment until they submit the assessment for grading.
Some features of Respondus LockDown Browser include
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading
  • Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
  • Printing functions are disabled
  • Print Screen and capturing functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited
  • Right-click menu options are disabled
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
If an instructor decides to use the LockDown Browser for online assessments, students will be provided with a URL to download and install the software on their computers. There are both Windows and Macintosh versions of the software.   In addition, the LockDown Browser has been installed on the machines in the computer labs.
Watch an introductory video about the Respondus LockDown Browser

In addition to Respondus LockDown Browser, instructors can also enable Respondus Monitor which uses a student's webcam to record the student during the exam.  Instructors must use Respondus LockDown Browser when using Respondus Monitor.

Attend a webinar to learn more about these Respondus products.



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