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What is Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor?

Respondus has two products to help prevent cheating in online exams.

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within the Quizzes tool in TCU Online. It deters cheating during online exams: students are unable to copy, print, access other applications and programs, or visit other websites while taking an assessment using the Quizzes tool.

Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to deter cheating during within the Quizzes tool in TCU Online, and is useful for non-proctored testing environments. Monitor is a fully automated solution for online proctoring because it records student exam sessions with a webcam and flags suspicious behavior automatically.

Faculty Introduction to LockDown Browser and Monitor

Get Started

Note: Faculty can utilize LockDown Browser without Monitor, but you must have LockDown Browser enabled to use Monitor. They appear on the same tab in TCU Online Quizzes setup.

  • Download and install the Lockdown Browser
  • Enable your settings
      • If you plan to use LockDown Browser without Monitor:


    • If you plan to use LockDown Browser with Monitor:
  • Add information for students to your syllabus and TCU Online course
  • Share the Introduction to LockDown Browser video with your students.
  • Set-up a practice exam in your course: Ensure your first exam using Respondus Monitor runs smoothly. Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam before taking a graded exam. Direct students to use the Help Center prior to their first exam.
    • With LockDown Browser open, log into the course and select the Help Center button the toolbar.
    • From there, run the Webcam Check and the System & Network Check to make sure everything is working properly.
    • If a problem is indicated, students can search for a solution in the Knowledge Base. Troubleshooting information can also be emailed to your institution’s help desk. Leave the practice quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can check their setup from each different computer they want to use.

Getting Help

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