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The My Grades page shows the status of gradable items, such as tests, assignments, journal and blog entries, and discussion posts. The My Grades page may include item names and descriptions, due dates, student and instructor dates of activity, posted grades, points possible, links to rubrics used for grading, and your instructor's comments and feedback.
Access My Grades

There are three way to access your grades in Blackboard:

In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click My Grades. In a Blackboard course, on the left side course menu, click Tools and then My Grades In the upper right click your name to access the Global Navigation Menu. Click the My Grades icon.           

View Grade Details

If you access My Grades from the Global Navigation Menu, you see grades for all your courses. On the left side of...

Upon encountering a connection issue during an exam contact the IT ServiceDesk WhatsApp https://wa.me/97165154900 or WhatsApp number: +971 6515 4900 using your cellphone or call +971 6515 2121  In the WhatsApp communication state the following information: Student name Student ID Name of the course instructor Course code/number (e.g. WRI102) and section number (or CRN) Exam Title (Name of the test in iLearn) Date/Time of the incident The browser being used (Lockdown browser, or other browsers) A short description of the problem you are facing including any specific steps that produced the error or the issue Screenshot or photo of the error (if applicable) The IT service desk will attempt to resolve the situation. Please note that in the case that the connection problem is due...

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.


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”.



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...

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...

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...

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.


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 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 ...