Category Respondus Monitor

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Anecdotal Evidence: 10 Points for Cheating

When you hear the words “anecdotal evidence” do you think someone is trying to turn a single data point into a theory? We share your skepticism. But hear us out on this, because this is something we keep hearing from customers. Put simply: when students take online exams in non-proctored environments (e.g. at home) using […]