What are Respondus LockDown Browser® and Monitor®?

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are solutions that help maintain the integrity of the assessment process in online testing environments.

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LockDown Browser®

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within TCU Online. It is useful for securing online exams in classrooms or proctored environments.

Instructors have the option to enable LockDown Browser within the Quizzes tool in TCU Online. If enabled, students will be prompted to download, launch, and use the LockDown Browser in order to access the assessment. In order to use LockDown Browser, students must have the ability to install programs on the computer they will be using.

Note: Students may take a test with an iPad if instructors enable that option within Advanced Settings (step 5). Chromebook may be used by test takers via the Chrome Lockdown Browser Extension.

Learn more about LockDown Browser.

Respondus Monitor®

Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to record students during the online assessment process. It is often used for non-proctored testing environments. Instructors can utilize LockDown Browser without Respondus Monitor, however use of Respondus Monitor requires the use of LockDown Browser.

Instructors have the option to enable Respondus Monitor in addition to LockDown Browser within the Quizzes tool in TCU Online. When enabled, students are required to use a webcam and microphone with LockDown Browser.

Learn more about Respondus Monitor.