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.
Academic integrity and responsible behavior are a part of the learning and teaching conversations, no matter the course modality. Explore the following approaches and methods which emphasize prevention and education on the Achieving Academic Integrity page.
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:
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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:
Respondus Monitor is available for free to all ISUs online courses through May 31, 2020.
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