Author Archives: respondus

Online Proctoring: An Insider’s View

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 […]

iPad Edition of LockDown Browser

The big announcement: an update to the iPad Edition of LockDown Browser is available from iTunes. OK, it’s not a super big announcement. In fact, we rarely use this space to announce software updates (although you can subscribe to get those). But a few items are worth mentioning with this release. First, the iPad Edition […]

New Features for Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is an add-on tool for LockDown Browser that lets students record themselves with a webcam during an online exam. It’s designed to prevent cheating in non-proctored environments, such as exams taken from home or an off-campus location. Several new features have been added to Respondus Monitor, including “Automated Video Analysis” and “Help Center.” […]

LockDown Browser Available for Schoology

LockDown Browser is now available for the Schoology learning management system. Over 900 school districts and universities use LockDown Browser to prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an online test. For non-proctored settings, Respondus Monitor adds webcam and video technology to LockDown Browser to ensure the integrity […]

Kick the Tires

Not that long ago instructional technologists could “kick the tires” of software applications without much effort. Today, the piloting of software can be laden with institutional policies like “funding must be secured before piloting” or “pilots can’t end in the middle of a term.” Then comes the 100-page RFP, legal review, accessibility testing, security analysis, […]

New Video: Prepare an exam for use with Respondus Monitor

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. [Watch video]