CONNECT WITH RESPONDUS AT AN OCTOBER CONFERENCE
September 28, 2015
The Respondus team is gearing up for a busy month! Take a look at the schedule below, and be sure to visit us if you will also be attending one of these shows.
Bonus: At each event we’ll have a drawing for one free campus-wide license of a Respondus application. Stop by our booth or attend a session to be entered. [See where we’ll be]
ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE: 10 POINTS FOR CHEATING
September 22, 2015
When you hear the words “anecdotal evidence” do you think someone is trying to turn a single data point into a theory? We share your skepticism.
But hear us out on this, because this is something we keep hearing from customers. Put simply: when students take online exams in non-proctored environments (e.g. at home) using a standard browser, their average score is 10 percentage points higher than when LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are used with the exam. For instance, if the class average for a non-proctored online exam is 85%, the score will drop to [Read more]
A NETWORK OF 7,000 PUBLISHER TEST BANKS
September 10, 2015
The name we gave to the “Respondus Test Bank Network” is, admittedly, a bit staid. Our marketing team has wanted to rebrand it for years – something more clever and modern.
But the basic definition of a “network” – a system of interconnected things that leverages its resources – is precisely what the Respondus Test Bank Network represents. It brings together 30 educational publishers, 7,000 test banks, 7 Learning Management Systems, and faculty from over 1,500 universities [Read more]
A NEW LOCKDOWN BROWSER (ie. IT’S NOT IE)
August 13, 2015
For the past 10 years the Windows version of LockDown Browser relied on Internet Explorer as its underlying engine. Nearly 100 million online exams have been taken with this version of the browser, so it’s served us well.
But we aren’t a nostalgic bunch at Respondus. When we saw that a better browser experience could be created with Chromium – the open source framework for Google Chrome — we decided to make the jump. [Read more]
RESPONDUS MONITOR: BREAKING DOWN THE COST
January 28, 2015
When we introduced Respondus Monitor a couple of years ago, we thought instructors would use it with two or three online exams per course. It turns out they use it with 6.3 exams per course, on average.
Why so many? It’s because we don’t charge a “per exam fee,” as most proctoring companies do. Simply put, instructors prefer to use Respondus Monitor a whole lot more when cost isn’t a factor. [Read more]