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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.

Instructor Resources

Rapid rollout for instructors:

Weekly training webinars:

Technical support:

Others Resources: (these are also available right within the LockDown Browser Dashboard in your LMS)

Lockdown Browser -  

Respondus Monitor -

NEW!  March, 2021

Pearson MyLab now integrates with the Respondus Monitor proctoring system. Here are the details:

  • Works seamlessly with your Respondus Monitor license: There are no hoops to jump through, no wires to twist together. Instructors simply link their LMS course to a MyLab course and the magic occurs from there.

  • New reporting: Usage reports have been updated so admins can see Respondus Monitor use across each LMS course and publishing system.

  • Easy set-up for Instructors: Instructors perform a one-time, two-step process for linking their MyLab course to Respondus Monitor.

  • Overview video & resources: learn how to use Pearson MyLab with Respondus Monitor at

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your account manager or the Respondus Training Team (

Student Support

Watch this short video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the webcam feature.

24/7 Live Chat – Remember that students can access built-in troubleshooting and live chat from within Respondus Monitor if they encounter a technical problem. You can find more resources for students, including how to access Live Chat, here:

  • How do students initiate a live chat with Respondus Support?

    Most technical issues are encountered during the pre-exam “Startup Sequence” of Respondus Monitor – which is where the webcam/microphone check occurs. There is already a powerful “It’s not working” feature in Respondus Monitor that helps students find the right solution. But if students are unable to solve the issue by the last step, a “Chat now” prompt appears. The live chat functionality can also be accessed through the “Help Center” in Respondus Monitor.

  • Which Respondus products have support available via live chat?

    At the current time, 24/7 live chat support is available to students using Respondus Monitor, which is the online proctoring service available for LockDown Browser. 

  • Is live chat covered by the Terms of Use for Respondus Monitor?

    Yes, the current Terms of Use (which is accepted each time a student uses Respondus Monitor) covers the live chat service.  

Best Practices

  • Suggestions for faculty using Respondus Monitor*

  • 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.

  • Create a Practice Exam – Have students take a practice exam with Respondus Monitor to ensure their computer, webcam and Internet are working properly. Allow students more than one attempt on the quiz so they can try the practice exam whenever their device or networking environment changes.

  • Preparing a quiz or exam - Follow this link to instructions on setting up exams to require students to use LDB and Monitor.

*Credit for creation of this document:

Andi Nelson and Karen Valaitis
Department of Health Sciences and Administration
Usha Kundu, MD College of Health

Watch this introductory video from Respondus

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

Additional Resources & Support