Administering a Secure Online Test

Administering a Secure Online Test








Administering a Secure Online Test
Test security is a challenge in the online environment. Respondus LockDown Browser is
a custom browser that prevents students from printing, copying, navigating off the test to
look up answers on another web page, accessing other applications or closing an exam until
it is submitted for grading. It is useful for tests administered in a classroom but by itself
does not prevent students testing off campus from using other wireless devices, books or
conversing with peers about answers. Respondus Monitor is a webcam feature for
LockDown Browser which creates both a video and audio recording of students during
their online testing session. The instructor is able to view each session individually.
Requirements for the Instructor:
1. Set Tool Availability to make Respondus LockDown Browser “available”. See
“Course Management > Setting up Your Blackboard Course”.
2. Follow instructions for setting up a test with LockDown Browser. See “Adding
Content > Tests, Surveys and Pools > Instructor Quick Start Guide”
3. Provide students with information about
a. How testing works with Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus
Monitor. See “ Adding Content > Using Tests, Surveys and Pools >Student
Quick Start Guide”
b. How to download the LockDown Browser - use this link which is also
available on the Bb log in page
http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/informationb.pl?ID=629917475
Requirements for the Student:
1. Read the Student Quick Start Guide
2. Download LockDown Browser
3. Ensure the computer used for off campus testing has a working webcam with
microphone
Additional Resources: Blackboard Help https://help.blackboard.com

Created by brownt

Updated 6.21.15 by brownt

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