Category LockDown Browser

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 […]

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 […]

LockDown Browser: Superhero Help

Gotham shines the Bat-Signal when they’re in trouble. Staples solves problems with the Easy button. Not to be outdone, LockDown Browser troubleshoots technical issues with… Help Center. OK, sure, Bat-Signal is way more cool. But the response time of Help Center beats the rubber-clad superhero wings down. Plus, you don’t need to be a police […]

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.” […]