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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...

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

New Course Menu for Summer 2020 Update on Copying Courses for Summer 2020 Set up the "Videos (Panopto)" course area Use "Course Messages" to communicate with students instead of using emails New Course Menu for Summer 2020

For summer 2020, iLearn course sites receives 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 on course site design, enhancing online communication with students, and...


Force Test Completion: If force completion is enabled, you must complete the test the first time it is launched. If force completion is enabled, it is noted at the top of the test. You are not allowed to exit the test and continue working on it at a later date. The Save function is available for you to save the test as you work through it, but you are not allowed to exit and restart the test.

Backtrack Prohibited: You are not allowed to go back to questions you have already answered if backtracking is prohibited. If backtracking is prohibited, it is noted at the top of the test. When you take a test that does not allow backtracking, an error appears when you attempt to use the Back function within the test.

Test Presentation: Your instructor has two different options for presenting questions in tests: All-at-once or One-at-a-time. An All-at-once test presents all...


What is Respondus?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a browser which increases the security of test/exam delivery in Blackboard (iLearn). When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, you are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once an assessment has started, students are locked into the assessment until it is submitted for grading. Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor support the integrity and invigilation of a student taking an online exam. The following videos tutorials will explain and demonstrate how to use Blackboard (iLearn) and Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor to conduct your exams remotely.


How do i set up Lockdown Browser?

The following video shows the steps needed in order to set up Lockdown Browser so you can take an online exam.


Instructor Quick Start Guide LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

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Student information template to be used in an iLearn course or in a syllabus 

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AUS Online Exams Guide

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Quizzes & Exams

Tests and quizzes are used to assess your mastery over course content and objectives. Your instructor assigns point values to each question. Your answers are submitted for grading, and the results are recorded in the Grade Center. You can view your grades in My Grades when your instructor makes them available to you.

You can find tests in a content area, learning module, lesson plan, or folder.

Take a Test:
You should always expect that you will be in a computer lab when taking a test or quiz on iLearn. Some instructors might allow students to take some self assessments or quick revision quizzes on their own.

Your instructor lets you know when a test is available and where to find it in your course. Before you begin, make sure you have a strong internet connection. A wired connection may be more reliable than a wireless connection. If...


You will first need to create a new session on Blackboard Collaborate for the course exam. 

Step 1: Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from the "Tools" menu in your course and Create Session

Step 2: Name your session. Example "NGN110 Final Exam" 

Step 3: Set the Start and End Date and Time. 

Note: You may need to allow some time before or after the exam. 
  Step 4: Under Session Settings disable the following options (refer to picture in Step 5):  Anonymize chat messages  Share audio  Share video  Draw on whiteboard  Step 5: Under Session Settings enable the following options: Post chat messages Participants can only chat privately with moderators ...

AUS Alumni have access to the following services and accounts through their AUS credentials: 

AUS Email (G-suite) AUS Banner  AUS iLearn AUS ITFAQ and [email protected] AUS Password Station AUS_Wireless Network AUS VPN on Windows and Mac devices AUS personal network...

If you haven't already installed Panopto on your device, please refer to the following ITFAQ articles: 

How do I download and install Panopto on Windows?  How do I download and install Panopto on Mac? 

Step 1: Using Google Chrome as your browser, go to ilearn.aus.edu and log in with your AUS credentials.

Step 2: Click on 'Videos' in the menu on the top-right corner. 

Step 3: On the Videos section, click 'Create', and then select 'Record a New Session' from the drop-down menu. 

Step 4: Your browser will ask to open Panopto. Click on ‘Open Panopto'. If this is your first time, allow Chrome to access your Microphone and Camera when prompted. 

Step 5: Once Panopto has been launched, please ensure that: ...

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We have put together a student guide for using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. The guide addresses the following topics: (access the guide here)

What is Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and how to access it from my iLearn course site? Blackboard Collaborate Ultra course tool interface How to join a Blackboard Collaborate Course session? Meeting Room Interface How to set up your microphone and webcam in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Let others hear and see you during a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session Share content Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra using the mobile app Session Best Practices Find more help ...