Tag Archives: LockDown Browser

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 […]

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 […]

Respondus Monitor: Breaking down the cost

When we introduced Respondus Monitor a couple of years ago, we thought instructors would use it with two or three online exams per course. It turns out they use it with 6.3 exams per course, on average. Why so many? Because we don’t charge a “per exam fee,” as most proctoring companies do. Simply put, […]

LockDown Browser: The Student Experience

Once an instructor has required LockDown Browser for an exam, it is very easy for students to download, install, and use LockDown Browser to take their online test.  The following steps guide a student through the process. Instructors can provide steps 1 through 4 of this article to students for guidance if necessary. 1) Download […]