Author Archives: Respondus

LockDown Browser vs. Locked Browser Plugins

A bare-knuckle cage fight This isn’t really a bare-knuckle cage fight. It’s a straight comparison between LockDown Browser® and the various browser plugins that refer to themselves as a “locked browser.” Let’s start with the similarities between LockDown Browser and the “locked browser” plugins: The browser runs full-screen and cannot be minimized Users cannot open […]

Integrity in Online Testing: Excerpts from a Panel Session

A Discussion about Challenges & Solutions We recently participated in an engaging panel session on integrity in online testing at the EDUCAUSE annual conference. Key moments from the session are captured below, edited for clarity and brevity. Panelists: Jeremy Bond, Central Michigan University – Interim Director of eLearning James Frazee, San Diego State University – […]

Taming the Chaos of Online Testing

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 […]

Selecting an Exam Proctoring Solution: University of Texas at Arlington’s Experience

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 the article (PDF).

Top Reasons to Use Respondus Applications

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 […]

Taking On Support

By David Smetters, CEO @ Respondus Several years back when my colleague Ray Henderson was president at Blackboard, he would present a “Report Card” at the annual user conference that graded the company’s progress on product and support. The “Support” portion of the Report Card was the most interesting because it included year-over-year data on […]