Respondus Monitor for Instructors

Respondus Monitor is a webcam feature for LockDown Browser that records  students during online assessments. When this feature is enabled for a  quiz, students are required to use a webcam and microphone with LockDown Browser. After the quiz is complete, the instructor can review details of the assessment, including the recorded videos.

Setting Up Respondus Monitor

While setting up LockDown Browser for your quiz or exam, click the button next to Require Respondus Monitor for this Exam.

Choose your Startup Sequence Options:

Webcam Check: This setting is required and cannot be unchecked. This allows the student's computer to run through a check to ensure a webcam is connected and functioning.

Student Photo: The Student Photo setting takes a picture of the student as a reference to match previous videos and for you to match the next setting (if enabled).

Show ID: You may require students to show a picture ID to the camera (e.g. drivers license or college issued ID) to match photo and name to the student.

Environment Check: Environment Check requires students to film their surroundings, based on the requirements you set under "Edit Text". You may have students film their entire work space, behind their desk, etc. to make sure there are no text books, phones, tablets,  people or scrap paper.

Additional Instructions: If you have additional instructions that you would like your students to see prior to the exam, please enter them here.

NOTE: At the conclusion of the Environment Check, the webcam continues to record the student's actions prior to the test starting. Respondus Monitor does not make students aware they are being recorded, other than a red icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, so we suggest you inform your students they continue to be recorded.

Reviewing Respondus Monitor Videos

If you enabled Respondus Monitor for your quiz, you can access  information about the quiz session and review the recorded videos of your students. Please remember, Respondus Monitor is intended to be a  deterrent, so it is up to you, the instructor, to determine the level of review that is warranted.

To review student videos:

Return to the LockDown Browser dashboard in the Canvas course.

From the menu to the left of the quiz title, select Video Review.

A roster of the students in the course is shown, along with the date, time, duration, and grade (if automatically graded) for the quiz. The number of "Flags" indicates the amount of times Respondus Monitor recorded a discrepancy. "Total Flagged Time" is the amount of time that the flags add up to.

Click the [ + ] to expand the section for additional student details.

Details of the startup sequence and the exam session are shown in  thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail to view the video from the time indicated. Videos can be marked as reviewed, flagged, or have comments added by the instructor.

For more information on the video analysis including Flag Definitions, please view Respondus Monitor: Automated Video Analysis


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