Tag Archives: online testing

LockDown Browser vs. Locked Browser Plugins

A bare-knuckle cage fight This isn’t really a bare-knuckle cage fight. It’s a straight comparison between LockDown Browser® and the various browser plugins that refer to themselves as a “locked browser.” Let’s start with the similarities between LockDown Browser and the “locked browser” plugins: The browser runs full-screen and cannot be minimized Users cannot open […]

Integrity in Online Testing: Excerpts from a Panel Session

A Discussion about Challenges & Solutions We recently participated in an engaging panel session on integrity in online testing at the EDUCAUSE annual conference. Key moments from the session are captured below, edited for clarity and brevity. Panelists: Jeremy Bond, Central Michigan University – Interim Director of eLearning James Frazee, San Diego State University – […]

Taming the Chaos of Online Testing

How a teacher in Kentucky put an end to cheating As students take an online test, you move around the classroom to ensure they stay on task. A classroom cop, patrolling the aisles. A student raises her hand, and you go over to help. Silently, chaos ensues. One student pulls up a document with class […]

Coming Together

A devastating earthquake in Mexico City tests the resilience of students and faculty at Tecnológico de Monterrey In September 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico City. Hundreds were left dead, over 6,000 were injured, and thousands more had suddenly found themselves homeless. When the dust settled at Tecnológico de Monterrey, three of the university’s […]

The Necessity of Change

How a winter storm at Georgia State University prompted instructors to try new technology Nature can be unpredictable, a fact proven this past year as universities were battered by hurricanes, earthquakes, and winter storms. But with challenge comes opportunity. In early December 2017, a snowstorm hit Georgia State University in Atlanta, a campus that seldom […]

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, […]