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This guide consists of two parts to help you purchase your book via Cengage. 

Part I: Sign-in with iLearn on the WebAssign course, through the following steps: 

Step 1: Login to ilearn.aus.edu.

Step 2: Click on the course that requires WebAssign.

Step 3: Under the course menu, on the left,  click on WebAssign.

Step 4: If this is the first time you are using Cengage WebAssign, click on Create Account

Step 5: A couple of fields will automatically be filled, do not change their value. Instead, fill out the missing information and click on Create Account

The following page will appear. 

Part II: Having signed in, purchase your books through the following steps: 

Step 1: Ensure that you have the following...


Students taking exams in LockDown Browser may encounter issues installing or executing the application.  If the deadline for an exam is near and you are experience issues, we suggest using another computer with LockDown Browser.

The minimum system requirements for using LockDown browser is available through this link

Below are some of the most commonly reported issues, causes and resolutions.

Issue 01 - LockDown Browser is not opening

Cause: LockDown Browser installation may be corrupt or running in an inconsistent state

Resolution #1:

It’s possible some programs may be interfering with LockDown Browser.  Try closing all programs on your computer (other than those used to connect to the internet) prior to launching LockDown Browser. This includes programs which are executed during start-up and deemed non-essential. Don’t disable wireless/network connection.

Resolution #2:

Open Google Chrome and clear the cache.  Step-by-step instructions for clearing browser cache can found through...

What are achievements?

You can use Blackboard achievements to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their work. You designate criteria for issuing achievements to students in the form of both badges and certificates.

Students can see which badges and certificates they have earned and what is required to receive additional recognition. They can gain insight into learning progression toward defined competencies.

Students can publish badges to the Badge Backpack and transport evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn.

Instructors can create three types of achievements:

Course Completion (requires a certificate; a badge is optional) Milestone (badge only) Custom (can be either a certificate or a badge)

How to create an achievement?

Your achievements appear in content areas and in the achievements tool.

Step 1: Open the achievements tool. You can find it in the Course Tools section of the Control...


This guide covers the following topics on getting ready to work with your iLearn course site in Fall 2020

New Course Menu  Update on Copying Courses for Fall 2020 Set up the "Videos (Panopto)" course area Use "Course Messages" to communicate with students instead of using emails Accessing Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings for courses prior to Fall 2020 New Course Menu

Starting from Summer 2020, iLearn course sites received a new course template. Find information below for the new and updated course menu items: 

Information for Instructors
This is a link to this ITFAQ article that introduces the change and provides guides...


You will continue to use the same AUS ID (b000xxx/g000xxx) and password to log into your alumni email as well (same as ilearn and Banner). If your password does not work, you can do two things:

If you were previously enrolled to the password station (https://passwords.aus.edu) you can reset it yourself by visiting the website.  You can get your Alumni information by sending an email to [email protected]. You could also call the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs, 06-5152100. 

Please make sure to include your AUS ID number, phone number and an alternative email address for us to contact you.


Step 1: Visit https://ilearn.aus.edu/ . Once the page is loaded you will need to log in using your AUS credentials.

Step 2: Go to "Tools" list, Choose "LockDown Browser".

Click on the arrow as shown below.

Step 3: Click on “Tools”.

Step 4: Click on “LockDown Browser (right click, and open link in a new tab)”.

Step 5: Click on “Install Now”.



In this page you will find information about:

What is respondus LockDown browser and monitor? How to prepare for an online exam? How to check for an online exam results? How will the students perform the exam? How to deal with technical issues?

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...

To make room for upcoming courses on our iLearn platform and to ensure that we continue to have the maximum service availability, Courses that belong to semesters prior to Summer 2019 will be disabled on Monday, March 1st, 2021.

Blackboard offers two course site backup methods:

Part I: Course Site Export
Part II: Course Site Archive

The course export only contains course content like materials you uploaded, assignments you added, and tests you created. A course archive, on the other hand, contains course content plus students’ activities, grading, feedback, etc. A course archive is a true snapshot of an iLearn course at the time the archive was created. 

After exporting or archiving the course, you will need to download the package file that contains the course export or archive.

Part I: Course Site Export

The export course feature creates a ZIP file of...



This guide will walk faculty through setting up the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor to allow on campus students to take the test with the Lockdown Browser but without the Monitor, while requiring remote students to take the same test with the Monitor engaged.

This guide assumes knowledge of deploying iLearn tests and working knowledge of how to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser.

Quick Links
Engaging the Lockdown Browser and Monitor The Student's View Knowing Which Students Took the Test on Campus Vs Remote Test Recommended Exam Options

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Once the test has been created and deployed, with all the test options set up, and you are ready to engage the Respondus Lockdown...


Case One:

1. When the error message shown in the figure below appears, there will be two option buttons:

CANCEL and LOGIN.  Click on CANCEL and the student may resume the exam.

2. If the LOGIN button was clicked, the student will be presented with the standard iLearn login screen, but the student will be unable to log back in. A proctor must then:

a. Click on the “I” button.

b. Then click on the Proctor Options button.

c. Then enter the proctor’s exit password.

Special Note:

If “Force Completion” was not checked on the exam options, the student can re-enter the exam and can resume the exam where they left off, simply by re-starting the...