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Respondus Monitor™ is a companion product for LockDown Browser that offers students the ability to take an online exam at any time and at a location of their choosing with the test session being recorded for later review by faculty. Monitor serves as an alternative to live proctoring, while still helping to protect the integrity of online exams at JSU.

When Monitor is required, students use their own computer and a webcam to record exam sessions. Faculty can use the same Blackboard test options as usual with the added benefit of having full video of test attempts available for review.

How It Works:

  • Students start LockDown Browser, log into Blackboard and complete a brief startup sequence (webcam check, take photo, show ID, environment check) 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

Cost to students for Monitor use is $10 per student per course, which covers as many exams as are required in that course. Instructors deciding to require Monitor use may wish to review the sample syllabus text available from Respondus.

Quick Start Guides are available for students and instructors. In addition, Respondus offers webinars on a regular basis to introduce faculty to Monitor and the accompanying LockDown Browser. Contact our office at for more information about Monitor.

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