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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]

NEW VIDEO: PREPARE AN EXAM FOR USE WITH RESPONDUS MONITOR
March 27, 2015

It’s easy to set up an exam so it requires Respondus Monitor. This new video shows how instructors select the settings to require Respondus Monitor for an online exam. It also shows the student experience of taking an exam that requires a webcam.  [Read more]

USING LOCKDOWN BROWSER WITH A WEBCAM: THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
March 5, 2015

Each week, tens of thousands of students use LockDown Browser with a webcam to record an exam session. The installation and startup process is easy. [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]

‘CIO REVIEW’ INTERVIEW OF RESPONDUS
October 10, 2014

Cheating during online exams is an issue that’s becoming a priority for CIOs and other administrators. This month, CIOReview Magazine selected Respondus Inc. as a top Ed Tech solution provider. The article includes an interview with Respondus CEO David Smetters and discusses how LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor tackle the issue of exam integrity. [Read the CIOReview article here.]

 

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