What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?

What is Respondus Lockdown Browser?

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a secure online browser for taking tests in Blackboard Learn. Respondus Lockdown browser helps provide a level playing field for students taking online exams by by preventing students from opening other web pages, desktop applications, and communication tools. The Lockdown Browser is only intended for taking exams that require the use of Respondus Lockdown Browser, and is not intended for navigating other areas of Blackboard.

What is Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is  a companion product to Respondus Lockdown Browser that uses a webcam to monitor student behaviors during an exam. The course instructor can then review the videos after students have completed the exam to note any suspicious behaviors. Students must have a webcam in order to take exams that require Respondus Monitor. The same software is used to access both types of exams.