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​Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is a proctoring application that builds on the LockDown Browser using a webcam to assist with the academic integrity of online exams. When this feature is enabled for a quiz, students are required to use a webcam and microphone with LockDown Browser to ensure that the testing environment facilitates academic honesty. After the exam is complete, instructors have access to a report that shows any students with any flagged issues. Instructors are able to review the reports and associated recordings to determine if a violation occurred.

Note: LockDown Browser is not compatible with Chromebooks or Linux operating systems. To ensure that Lockdown Browser will work for all students, it is recommended to create a practice quiz for students to test first.

Enable Respondus Monitor

  1. Select More from the course navigation bar.
  2. Select Quizzes.
  3. Select the LockDown Browser tab.
  4. Then select Continue to LockDown Browser.
  5. The LockDown Browser dashboard will appear with a list of quizzes. Select the arrow next to the title of the quiz to be enabled with Respondus Monitor.
  6. Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
  7. Select the circle next to "Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam." This will automatically select the option to "Require LockDown Browser to view feedback and results."
  8. (Optional) Set a password and modify any advanced settings.
  9. Under "Monitor Webcam Settings," select the circle next to "Require Respondus Monitor for this exam."
  10. Modify any optional settings for the Startup Sequence:
    • Additional Instructions provides students with an overview of the Respondus Monitor. Select Edit text to change the message that students will see.
    • Guidelines + Tips shows students steps for best practices.
    • Student Photo requires students to take a photo before beginning the quiz.
    • Show ID requires students to show identification to the camera. If using this option, establish the required identification with students beforehand.
    • Environment Check requires students to show their surrounding area to the camera.
  11. (Optional) Modify settings under "Facial Detection Options" and "Advanced Settings".
  12. Select Save and Close.

View Report

  1. Select More from the course navigation bar.
  2. Select Quizzes.
  3. Select the LockDown Browser tab to navigate to the LockDown Browser Dashboard.
  4. Select the arrow next to the appropriate quiz.
  5. From the dropdown menu, select Class results.
  6. A roster of students in the class will be shown with the review priority, date, time, and duration of the quiz.
  7. Select the plus sign next to a student to expand the section.
  8. Details for the quiz session will be shown in thumbnails. Select a thumbnail to view video, mark as reviewed, or add comments.

To learn more about Respondus Monitor please visit the following resources:


Respondus Monitor Request Form

Have an existing quiz in your course that needs Respondus Monitor? Fill out this quick form and a FITS staff member will enable the tool for you. 

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Quiz Request Form

Have a quiz you need set up in D2L? Fill out this quick form and a FITS staff member will create it in D2L using the file you send us. Please note that we need five business days to process your quiz request.

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