Category LockDown Browser

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, […]

A New LockDown Browser (ie. it’s not IE)

For the past 10 years the Windows version of LockDown Browser relied on Internet Explorer as its underlying engine. But 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. Over 80 institutions have been using the beta release of the new browser based on Chromium for several months, with no major issues reported.

Using LockDown Browser with a Webcam: The Student Experience

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. 1) Download and Install LockDown Browser Your instructor or institution will provide a unique download link for LockDown Browser. (Don’t Google for a download link — it will be for […]

‘CIO Review’ Interview of Respondus

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 […]