The prevalence of online courses is quickly growing so having a secure platform for online exam authoring is beneficial for both instructors and students. Instructors have the comfort knowing students are writing their exams in a secure environment while students can write exams from the comfort of their home without needing a proctor. At RDC, we have two tools that assist with online exam authoring:

  • Lockdown Browser
    LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the exam environment within Blackboard. When LockDown Browser is used during an online exam, students are unable to go to other URLs, switch applications, take screenshots, copy questions or print.
  • Respondus Monitor
    Respondus Monitor is a companion application for Lockdown Browser that utilizes the student’s computer camera to monitor the student during their exam. Instructors are alerted of student behaviours that may indicate possible misconduct. Respondus Monitor is ideal for non-proctored testing environments.


Get Started with These Tools

Visit the LockDown Browser and Monitor page on the CTL Resources SharePoint site to get started.

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Updated July 12, 2019

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