Respondus 4.0 Test Generator
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment.
- Students were not expecting to need a webcam. The added expense might not be doable on such short notice.
- Internet access varies considerably from student to student. They might need to go to a local library, Starbuck’s, or other public wifi hot spot. These public hotspots are not ideal and can be a weak signal or spotty.
- With students out of their academic area, where they have a plan for competing course assessments, high-stakes assessments using Respondus Monitor will create an inequity of opportunity for success.
Respondus Monitor is a companion application that integrates webcam technology with LockDown Browser. Together they address the core issues of student identity and cheating, creating an essential layer of security for non-proctored assessments.
IMPORTANT: Your decision to use Respondus Monitor must be made prior to when registration begins for the term in which your course(s) is being offered.
For access to more detailed information on how to get started please submit our Respondus Request Form.
Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Guidelines for Instructors: Instructor Quick Start Guide – Canvas Edition
Most technical issues are encountered during the pre-exam “Startup Sequence” of Respondus Monitor – which is where the webcam/microphone check occurs. There is already a powerful “It’s not working” feature in Respondus Monitor that helps students find the right solution. But if students are unable to solve the issue by the last step, a “Chat now” prompt appears. The live chat functionality can also be accessed through the “Help Center” in Respondus Monitor.