Important: As of July 1st, 2022, Proctorio will no longer be available. Online proctoring will be provided by Respondus LDB (LockDown Browser) and Respondus Monitor, which will be available for all face-to-face, live stream (hybrid/broadcast), and online courses. 

What is Respondus?

Respondus is a company that creates assessment tools for Canvas, among other learning management systems. SLCC has a site license for two primary Respondus software applications:

  • Respondus Lock-Down Browser (See Related Articles, top-right, for more information)
  • Respondus Monitor

Respondus Technical Requirements

Respondus LDB and Monitor work on the following devices:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iPad (must enable in settings)
  • Chromebook
  • Lab Computers (with LDB installed)

Below you will find directions for using Respondus Monitor. 

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is fully-automated proctoring software that builds on LockDown Browser. Respondus Monitor provides powerful tools for non-proctored environments to deter cheating with webcam recording and post-test analysis only available to instructors. Please see related articles for information on other Respondus software.

To enable Respondus Lockdown Browser in your course, first, enable it in the course navigation, and then in individual quizzes within the course.

Adding Respondus LockDown Browser to Course Navigation

  1. From the left menu in your course, select Settings.
  2. Select the Navigation tab. 
  3. Click and drag the Lockdown Browser option from the lower (hidden) list into the upper (visible) list.
  4. Click Save
  5. Refresh the page to confirm that the Lockdown Browser option is visible to students in the course's left menu.

Selecting the quizzes to use Respondus Monitor

After a Canvas quiz is created in your course, you can add options for virtual proctoring. (See the Respndus Quick Start Guide)

1. Go to Course menu and click LockDown Browser.

2. Click the drop-down arrow left of the quiz name and select Settings

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3. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.

4. Require an access code (if desired) and select additional settings under Advanced Settings as needed (Including advanced settings such as iPad, external sites, etc.)

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5. Select Require Respondus Monitor (automated proctoring) for this exam. Note, once you select this option, a pop-up screen will appear with information regarding Respondus Monitor. 

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6. After reviewing the information, click Continue to Respondus Monitor

7. Select Startup Sequence options which include adding Webcam check, Additional Instructions (These instructions can be in addition to instructions you may have in a Canvas quiz), Guides and tips, Student Photo, Show ID, Environment Check, and Facial Detection. 
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8. Select options within Advanced Settings to moderate, or Allow this exam to additionally be delivered in a proctored lab or to Allow another application to use the microphone during this exam. 

9. Click Save + Close. The LockDown Browser and Proctoring columns will now show Required for the quiz. (Note, this may take a few minutes to save).

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Important information when using Respondus Monitor

When using Respondus Monitor, you should note a few subtle difference between using Canvas Classic Quizzes vs. Canvas New Quizzes. With Classic Quizzes, students have to manually launch and sign in for each quiz using Respondus Monitor. When using New Quizzes, the Respondus app auto-launches. Both versions will be asked to close applications if running.

Other helpful information:

  • Respondus Settings do not effect Canvas Quiz Settings
  • Works with McGraw Hill and 
  • Data only available to instructor level and above
  • Settings in Canvas and Respondus can be edited before students take the quiz
  • You can copy and paste instructions from the guides into your instruction fields. (Note, you can also allow notes and open book and is encouraged to add this option in your instructions.)
  • In-class exams will require an access code
  • At-home exams will have a recording.

Tips and Best Practices

  • Choose and try settings for your exams
  • Prepare students
    • Use the wording from resources, copy/paste, customize (shown in brackets)
    • Create Practice Quiz
    • Respondus provides built-in troubleshooting + LiveChat support for students
    • These instructions may be useful to include in your quizzes to help inexperienced students. Website: Quick Start Guide to Lockdown Browser for Students.  

Resources for Instructors

Additional Resources:

How to view Exam Results

KLH 07/11/22