Setting Up Respondus Monitor
Respondus Monitor is a component of LockDown Browser that requires students to use a web
camera while taking online exams. With Lockdown Browser, students cannot navigate to other
sites, instant message, take screen captures, or send and receive emails. With Monitor, a
student’s identity can be verified and their activity is video recorded during the exam. In short,
Monitor can help fill the role of a proctor, deter cheating, and protect the integrity of online
1. Make sure the test has been deployed in the Blackboard course.
2. From the Control Panel in Blackboard Learn, locate the Course Tools section and select the
link Respondus LockDown Browser.
3. A list of deployed tests will be displayed in the Respondus LockDown Browser
- Tests labeled with “Required” require students to use LockDown Browser and/or Monitor.
- Tests labeled with “Not Required” don’t require LockDown Browser and/or Monitor.
4. To change the setting for a test, click the ActionLink to the let of the title of the test.
5. Choose Modify Settings.
6. Choose Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
- Optionally you may choose passwords for the test.
7. Choose Require Respondus Monitor for this exam.
8. Check the boxes for any events you would like photographed or videoed during the Startup
Sequence. These options help establish the identity of the student as the rightful test taker
prior to the exam starting and include:
- Student Photo
- Show ID
- Environment Check
- Additional Instructions
9. Click the Save and Close button
10.Tests that require Lockdown Browser and/or Monitor will now reflect this in the Dashboard.
Reviewing Respondus Monitor Test Results
When students use Respondus Monitor to take an online exam, their activity is recorded by a
webcam. Snapshots are taken intermittently giving you an overview of their activity during the
test. You may review videos in their entirety, or choose to watch shorter segments based on
thumbnails in a timeline.
1. From the Control Panel in Blackboard Learn, locate the Course Tools section and select the
link Respondus LockDown Browser.
2. Click the ActionLink to the let of the title of the test.
3. Click Video Review.
4. A list of students’ names and test information will appear in the Respondus Monitor
5. If the student does not have an attempt to review, the Notes/Warnings column will say
Exam not yet submitted.
6. If the student has an attempt to review, click the [ + ] link to the left of their name.
7. Clicking the [ + ] expands the thumbnails and details of the students’ activity for you to
8. Simply click a thumbnail image, and then click the play button in the preview pane to the
9. Once the video has been reviewed, you may check the Reviewed box.
- This will place the word Yes beside the student’s name in the Reviewed column of the Respondus Monitor Dashboard.
10.If you notice any suspicious activity, like the student frequently looking to the side, you may
check the Flagged box.
- This will place the word Yes highlighted in red beside the student’s name in the Flag column of the Respondus Monitor Dashboard.
11.To create a note detailing the suspicious activity, click the Edit link next to Notes/Warnings.
Note: Notes will only be seen by you and can be recalled if a discussion about the test is
12.Click the Close Video Review button to move on to the next student.
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