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Using LockDown Browser and a Webcam for Online Exams

This course requires the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam for online 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 LockDown Browser and the webcam feature.

Follow this link for instructions for downloading and installing LockDown Browser

To take an online test: 

  1. Close all programs, unless one is used to connect you to the Internet.
  2. Log into eLearning (https://elearning.uwf.edu/) select your course and navigate to the quiz.
  3. Click the “Launch LockDown Browser” button to open LockDown Browser and start the quiz.
  4. If prompted, either close a blocked program (e.g. screen capture, instant messaging) by choosing Yes. Or, close LockDown Browser and close the blocked program before restarting.
  5. If the instructor requires a test password, a new window will appear asking for the Exam Password. Enter the password and click Begin Exam.
  6. The test will then start. (Note, once a test has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot exit until the Submit button is clicked

Finally, when taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:

  • Ensure you're in a location where you won't be interrupted
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc.
  • Clear your desk of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
  • If a webcam is required, make sure it is plugged in or enabled before starting LockDown Browser
  • 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
  • If a webcam is required, you will be recorded during the test to ensure you're using only permitted resources

 

 

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