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Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor for Test Proctoring

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Last modified: May 9, 2023

Respondus LockDown Browser® and Respondus Monitor are tools intended to support academic integrity for online exams.

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is integrated into Blackboard, and you can set it up as an option for tests. If the LockDown Browser is required for a test, then students will not be able to run other applications on their computer while the exam is in progress. There is no cost to the student to use the LockDown Browser feature only.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor works in conjunction with LockDown Browser to provide online proctoring of tests in Blackboard. There is a fee for students to use Respondus Monitor. Students will be prompted to purchase a license for $15 the first time they take an exam using Monitor. This license will then last for 12 months and can used with any course at UAS.

If you set up the proctoring requirements so that students must show an ID, please note that this information is not controlled by UAS and will not be stored on UAS servers. It is recommended that a student use a UAS ID (Whale Card), or, if using a state or federal ID, like a drivers license, that they cover all information except for their picture and name. A Whale Card can be issued to distance students, but remember to give the student enough lead time to receive their card prior to the test/exam.