Help Conducting and Proctoring online exams help videos

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What is Respondus LockDown browser and monitor?

Respondus Monitor is the AUS Exam proctoring tool. Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser which increases the security of test delivery in iLearn (Blackboard). When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. This prevents students from using instant messaging programs, search engines or any other digital resource during the examination. LockDown Browser will directly go to the iLearn (Blackboard) login page. Students will then login in using their AUS credentials

Preparing an Exam for Use with Respondus Monitor (webcam) and LockDown Browser

Before you require students to take a test using their webcam, there are certain steps you need to take. Check this video if you would give a test that requires a webcam.

In this video: 

  • Access your iLearn course and the Lockdown Broswer dashboard
  • Enable the test to be taken with the Lockdown Broswer
  • Enable the test to require the use of a webcam
  • Determine which check list item your students need to complete before starting the test​

Check students results after a Respondus Monitor exam

After your students have successfully attempted a test that required a webcam, you might need to check their resulsts and access the recordings of their webcams. 

In this video:

  • Access your iLearn course and the Lockdown Broswer dashboard
  • Locate the test and access Class Results
  • Identify attempts that needs your attention
  • Take a decision based on your review of the student test attempt​

How will my students take an online test that requires a webcam? 

You might give your students a test that requires the use of a webcam using Respondus Monitor. Consider sharing this video with your students beforehand:

In this video:​

  • Download and install the Lockdown Browser
  • Starting the Lockdown Browser, Access the test, and start pre-test webcam, identification, and environment checks
  • Explaining how the camera and microphone will be recording and where these recordings go
  • Application of academic honesty code of conduct and the consequences of breach​

Dealing with technical issues during an online exam?

Dealing with technology is not always free of technical issues. This video is about dealing with technical issue during an online exam.​


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