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TAMING THE CHAOS OF ONLINE TESTING
October 22, 2018

How a teacher in Kentucky put an end to cheating

As students take an online test, you move around the classroom to ensure they stay on task. A classroom cop, patrolling the aisles. A student raises her hand, and you go over to help. Silently, chaos ensues. One student pulls up a document with class notes, two others have the nerve to start an online chat. Several more students open a second tab in their browser to search the internet for answers. [Read More]

SUMMER SCHOOL AND WORKING STUDENTS
April 11, 2018

How Alamo Colleges District supports working students in compressed summer courses

Twenty years ago, the summer months on college campuses were a bit sleepy. But with the rise of online learning, summer term has become a peak time for delivering online courses. [Read More]

THE NECESSITY OF CHANGE
February 20, 2018

A winter storm at Georgia State University prompted instructors to try new technology

Nature can be unpredictable, a fact proven this past year as universities were battered by hurricanes, earthquakes, and winter storms. But with challenge comes opportunity. [Read more]

SELECTING AN EXAM PROCTORING SOLUTION: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON’S EXPERIENCE
February 12, 2018

Selecting a proctoring solution for online exams requires a careful evaluation process. This article summarizes five factors that led the University of Texas Arlington to choose Respondus Monitor – a fully-automated solution for online proctoring. [Read more]

ONLINE PROCTORING: AN INSIDER’S VIEW
February 22, 2017

An interview with David Smetters, CEO of Respondus.
An excerpt of this interview originally published by  University Business, Feb. 2017.

Online proctoring has taken off over the last 5 years. What are the main issues it attempts to solve?
It’s really three things. First, and foremost, it’s trying to prevent students from cheating during an assessment. Second, it’s about protecting the exam content, so students can’t copy and share exam questions with others. And third, it helps educators get a true snapshot of where students are in their learning.

By snapshot you mean it provides a way to grade students on their work?
Sure, but it’s more than that. For example, with adaptive learning, it’s important… [Read more]

TOP REASONS TO USE RESPONDUS APPLICATIONS
September 2, 2016

Sometimes we’re asked, “Why should I use your product?” Likewise, administrators or trainers frequently ask about the key benefits of our software to share with faculty or committees.

Well, here’s an answer – actually, 10 of them. For each of our products we’ve created a top 10 list that describes the key benefits of the software. These one-page PDFs are great handouts, and easy to email or post to a faculty website. [Read more]