Respondus Monitor provides automated proctoring to be used in conjunction with Respondus LockDown Browser and Canvas exams, it does not work for a pen and paper written exam.
To support course continuity, Respondus Monitor is an option for large-enrollment courses that under routine learning circumstances utilize the services of ISU’s Online Testing Centers.
This option does not substitute ISU’s Online Testing Centers’ live proctoring services. Instead, it supplements the functionality of Lockdown Browser to lock student computer screens with a fully automated process that uses student webcams to record and analyze exam sessions. The recorded data flow into the “Review Priority” report in Respondus Monitor in order to help instructors quickly evaluate the proctoring results.
In other words, the usage of Monitor does not completely prevent academic cheating. Rather it gives instructors another data point from which they can examine student performance on online exams.
Consider the following factors as you decide whether you should use Monitor in your online courses:
Online Exams with Respondus Monitor (4min 50 sec)
Using Respondus Monitor in your Canvas course (Instructor)
To enable Respondus LockDown and Monitor in your Canvas course, follow the steps in these guides:
Using Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor in your Canvas course
If your web camera is having issues, follow these steps:
If none of the above works, see the information about for support options.
Students may not have laptops beyond Chromebooks, which cannot be used for taking quizzes with LockdownBrowser and Monitor. Students may not have webcams. Students may not be allowed to download software on their laptops owned by the employers. These are examples of access issues that might be encountered when using online proctoring. Many colleges have arrangements to accommodate student hardware needs. Alternative options include:
Set up a practice quiz with Lockdown Browser and Monitor. Give students a sufficient availability window with sufficient time on the attempt. Before the practice, explain what your students should expect. Consider using the practice questions that check into your students’ well-being: how they are doing in the course so far, what additional resources they would like to have, etc. Explain how to contact you and how to report if they have any issues with the practice quiz. Survey the results of the practice quiz, prepare to accommodate or re-assess your usage of online proctoring.
Respondus Monitor is available for free to all ISUs online courses through May 31, 2020.
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