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Respondus 4.0 and Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus now provides three programs that we use at New River CTC. We have a college-wide site license for (1) Respondus, (2) Lockdown Browser, and (3) Monitor.

(1) Respondus is an application used to create quizzes and surveys in a format compatible with Blackboard Learn 9. New River CTC has licensed the software for instructor use. Please contact our Help Desk (304-929-6725) for information about how to download, configure and use Respondus. Documentation for how to use the Respondus software is also available at the bottom of this page. Instructors need a password to use this program and can obtain this password from David Ayersman or the Help Desk.

During the installation process you will be asked to enter the name of the institution, the local support contact, and the installation password. The information must be entered EXACTLY as follows:

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Institution Name: New River Community and Technical College
Local Support Contact(s): David Ayersman, e-mail: dayersman@newriver.edu
Installation Password: contact David Ayersman (dayersman@newriver.edu) for the password
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We recommend that you accept the default settings for where the program is installed. It's important to note that you are not able to download the software directly from the Respondus website, nor are you able to use the password listed above to activate a copy previously downloaded from their site. Context-sensitive help is available throughout the Respondus program by pressing the F1 key. It is also available by selecting "Help" from the pull-down menu on the toolbar. The latest copy of the Respondus User Guide (in Word/WordPad format) can be downloaded from http://www.respondus.com/products/userguide.shtml

NOTE: Respondus occasionally releases updates to the application. At anytime, Respondus 4.0 users can download and apply the latest patch by following these easy steps:

  1. Start Respondus 4.0
  2. Select "Help" from the menu bar
  3. Click "Check for Update" (this requires a live Internet connection)
  4. Click "Get Update"
  5. Upon exiting the Respondus software, the patch will automatically be applied

How to Use Respondus

  1. Video Tutorials
  2. User Guides
  3. Respondus Downloads

(2) Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser is an application that enables instructors to limit student access to web-based resources during an exam. Instructors should configure their exams in Blackboard to require the Lockdown Browser and then share the download link with students to obtain the Lockdown Browser.

Additional Resources and Training

  1. Lockdown Browser Instructor Resources (http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/resources.shtml).
  2. Download link for obtaining the Respondus Lockdown Browser (https://download.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=636437504).
  3. Instructor Guide for Using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor (https://web.newriver.edu/technology/guide-to-instructors-for-setting-up-and-using-respondus.pdf) (created by Dr. David Bligh).
  4. Student Guide for Using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor (https://web.newriver.edu/technology/student-guide-respondus.pdf)(created by Dr. David Bligh).
  5. Student Quick Start Guide: LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

(3) Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with learning management systems, and is ideal for non-proctored testing environments.

 

 

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Email: info@newriver.edu | Phone: 304-929-6725 | 280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813-8987 | Updated: March 22, 2020