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Respondus: Information for Students

  • This course requires the use of Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor (webcam) for proctoring within CourseLink.
  • You must download and install LockDown Browser and Monitor to complete the practice test and course exam(s).
  • The purpose of the practice test is to ensure that Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor is set up correctly and that you are experienced in using the software.
  • In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the technical requirements.
  • You may contact CourseLink Support staff who will work with you to find alternative solutions to your own computer system.
  • Visit the Remote Learning website’s Taking a Practice Quiz or Exam with Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor page for guidance on preparing your online exam environment.
  • Please find a quiet space with good lighting to complete the assessment.
  • Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to support academic integrity and deter cheating during online exams. The software captures video during the exam and allows the instructor to review the video once the exam is completed.
  • Respondus Monitor is not used to determine academic misconduct but rather is used to deter cheating.
  • Videos will only be viewed if academic misconduct is suspected and there are several flags noted on the video.
  • You are expected to stay in front of the computer screen once the exam starts. If you need to walk away from the monitor, state that so it is captured on the video.
  • Students must be told that if they believe that the use of Respondus Monitor will result in a bias against them, they should ask the instructor for an alternative invigilation process. The instructor will then arrange for another form of remote invigilation. Students may wish to contact advisors such as the sexual and gender diversity advisor (Jarred Sanchez-Cacnio), the cultural diversity advisor (Tameera Mohamed) and/or email Student Accessibility Services for support in this process.
  • Please remind students to write down the phone number of CourseLink Support so that they can call if a problem occurs during the exam.
  • If students are having any technical (WiFi) issues during the exam, they are to immediately contact CourseLink Support by phone.
  • CourseLink staff can let the student back into the exam, provided they have only left the exam for a short period of time, typically within five minutes of leaving the exam.

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