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9 January 2008
Distance Education Announces Pilot Program for New Respondus LockDown Browser Software
in Blackboard Courses

The Office is Distance Education is pleased to announce that it is now even easier to set up a Blackboard test for use with Respondus LockDown Browser. Now, the entire process can be done within the Blackboard course itself. This new process is much easier, although you are still able to use Respondus 3.5 like before. If you plan to participate in the pilot and wish to continue to use Respondus 3.5 and do not have your own copy of this software, several copies are available for your use in the Instructional Design Lab in Room 174 Self Hall. Simply contact Misty Cobb (mcobb@jsu.edu) to set up an appointment to use this software.

To see a set of screenshots and instructions that show just how easy it is to enable a test for Respondus LockDown Browser from within Blackboard, go to distance.jsu.edu/DLBbRespondusLDB.htm.

If you are interested in participating in this great opportunity, please email Misty Cobb (mcobb@jsu.edu) for more information or to confirm your participation in the pilot. Once confirmation of participation is received, you will be emailed the link for downloading the browser. You may place this link in your Blackboard course so that your students may easily download the free browser. The last requirement of your participation in the pilot is that, at the end of the semester, you agree to take a short survey and allow a link to a student survey about the LockDown Browser to be placed in your courses that use the LockDown Browser.

We hope that this new simplified process as described above is encouraging to you and that you will contact Misty Cobb as soon as possible to sign up for this pilot. We truly believe you will find the Respondus LockDown Browser software useful in all your courses.

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