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Respondus Monitor® is a companion product for LockDown Browser (LDB) that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams.

Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving eLearning.

Best Practices

  • Wording for Syllabus when using the LDB & Monitor for online exams - Follow this link to sample wording that can be used in your course to explain that students must use LockDown Browser and a webcam (Respondus Monitor) for their online tests.
  • Preparing a quiz or exam - Follow this link to instructions on setting up exams to require students to use LDB and Monitor.
    • Start with a practice exam - Ensure your first exam using Respondus Monitor runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LDB and Respondus Monitor, before taking a graded exam.
    • Leave the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can check their setup from a different computer.

Resources & Support








Watch this three minute video:


How It Works

  • Students start LockDown Browser, log into the LMS and complete a brief startup sequence prior to the exam
  • The student and the surrounding environment are recorded during the entire exam
  • Instructors can quickly review details of the assessment, and even watch the recorded video


Why It Works

  • Cheating is deterred with a low-hassle, easy-to-use system
  • Students appreciate a level playing field and the ability to take exams anytime
  • Administrators ensure student identity and exam integrity in distance learning environments


Created for Universities

  • Integrates seamlessly with the LMS
  • No limitations to the length or number of exams
  • Students don't need to schedule exam sessions in advance
  • Provides a cost-effective solution for individual courses or the entire institution