What is 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.
Note: Respondus products do not work on Chromebooks. Additionally, if students will use an iPad, this must be enabled in the LockDown Browser Advanced Settings.
TCU has acquired a campus license for Respondus Monitor through July 31, 2021. After July 31st, 2021, licenses may be reserved for asynchronous distance learning courses. Instructors will then need to request permission to use Respondus Monitor from the Koehler Center via the TCU Online Support Form. Using Respondus Monitor without prior approval may result in your department being billed for charges. Thank you for your cooperation.
Workshops and Training
The Koehler Center periodically offers workshops on using Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor. View our Events page for a list of currently scheduled workshops. You can also visit the Recorded TCU Online Webinars archive and watch the Respondus Monitor Webinar (approx. 13 min).
Instructor Training Webinars are also available from Respondus.
Getting Started with Respondus Monitor®
- LockDown Browser & Monitor Quick-Start Guide – Instructor
- Respondus Technical Support
- Submit a Ticket
- Respondus Knowledgebase
Respondus Monitor is a companion to LockDown Browser. The Respondus Monitor software uses your computer’s webcam and microphone to record you while completing assessments in TCU Online. If your instructor has enabled Respondus Monitor in addition to LockDown Browser, your computer must have a functioning webcam and microphone in order for you to access the assessment. If you do not yet have LockDown Browser installed on your computer, you will be prompted to do so before accessing the assessment. Installing LockDown Browser on your computer also installs Respondus Monitor.
A system check will be conducted prior to the beginning of the assessment to ensure your webcam and microphone are working properly. You will also be required to show a photo ID and use the webcam to perform an environmental scan of your surroundings.