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Getting Started with LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized web browser that increases the security of the testing environment in Desire2Learn. 

Install Respondus LockDown Browser 
When students use the LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. 
Create the quiz in D2L and enable the Respondus functionality that requires a student to take the quiz in the Respondus Lockdown Browser. 

Create the quiz in D2L and enable the Respondus functionality. 

Using a standard web browser, log into Desire2Learn as an instructor. 

Select “Quizzes” 

Identify the quiz and select the link to edit the settings. Select the “Restrictions” tab. 

Under the “Security Options” section select the checkbox that requires the Respondus LockDown Browser for the quiz 

An installation link will be provided for the student when trying to access the quiz.


Respondus Monitor Overview - Students
Respondus Monitor Overview - Instructors

Preparing Your Exam

Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with learning management systems, and is ideal for non-proctored testing environments. 

Respondus Monitor is a fully automated solution that eliminates the need for live proctors. Students can take the exam at any time of the day or night, and instructors can review flagging and assessment data on their own schedule. 
Students use a webcam to record themselves during an exam. A "startup sequence" includes a webcam check and other requirements set by the instructor, such as showing identification or making a short video of the exam environment. Only the instructor can review video recordings or data from the exam session. 
Respondus Monitor automatically flags students for suspicious behavior, such as leaving the computer during the exam, or a different person entering the video frame. This, along with other data, provides useful information to the instructor about the exam session. 

Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with Brightspace. Students access exams from within the LMS itself. Instructors do everything within the LMS too, including post-exam review of the flagging data.