Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor (RLB) is a free application available to Laredo College students for their home computers. Respondus Lockdown Browser is
a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Canvas. Respondus Monitor records the student while taking the exam and is available for both Windows and Mac.
NOTE: Respondus does not work with Chromebooks at this time. According to the Respondus website: "LockDown Browser for Chromebook is not available to Higher Education institutions, nor to K-12 institutions that have dual enrolled students needing to take exams at colleges and universities."
Get Started with Respondus
Step 1: Update Google Chrome
Step 2: Download instructions and application
Using LockDown Browser and a Webcam for Online Exams
Online courses require the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam for exams. The webcam can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. Watch this short video to get a basic understanding of the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor webcam feature. Intro to Lockdown Browser (Video), Transcript of video.
Respondus Best Practices
to taking your exam:
• Make sure that you are in a location where won't be interrupted.
off all mobile devices, smartwatches, phones, etc. - Do not use them during your exam.
your desk of all external materials: books, papers, other electronic devices.
• Remove headphones, earbuds, hoods, caps, hats, sunglasses, and any item that may cover your face.
you start your exam:
• Your session will be recorded and viewed by your instructor; good video etiquette is required.
(Please wear appropriate clothing)
sure you are visible on the webcam and perform a complete scan of your desk and
surrounding area during the webcam environment check.
surrounding noise to a minimum.
your professor's exam instructions to determine if resources are permitted.
paper shuffling and pencil tapping to a minimum.
not use profane language and extend the same courtesy and
respect to the
instructor that you would in the classroom
• You must not leave your computer or get up for any reason during the exam.
• LockDown Browser will prevent you
from accessing other websites or
applications; you will be unable to
exit the test until all questions are
completed and submitted.
• Failure to comply with the guidelines above may result in disqualification of the exam submission.
technical support, contact the eLearning & Instructional Innovation Center Help Desk at https://ehelpdesk.laredo.edu or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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