Respondus Instructor Live Proctoring allows instructors to watch students remotely while they take an online test. Live Proctoring uses the Respondus LockDown browser in conjunction with web conferencing software such as Teams or Webex.
The instructor and students meet in the video conferencing application at a specified time. When ready, the instructor provides students a start code for the online exam –students start LockDown Browser from there. The instructor can then watch students via the video conference system for the duration of the exam.
Live Proctoring does not record the student video, nor does it alert the instructor to suspicious events during the test.
To set up Live Proctoring,
- Go to the Assessment menu located in the course navigation bar at the top of your course homepage and select the Quizzes item
- Select the LockDown Browser tab
- The Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard will display a list of all course assessments and whether the LockDown Browser or Respondus Monitor is currently required for any quizzes.
- Select the menu next to the left of a quiz and select the Settings option.
- Select the Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
- Under the Proctoring menu, select the "Allow instructor live proctoring for this exam")
- Select the video conferencing system you plan to use from the dropdown menu
- Enter a Start code for the exam. This is a code that you will give the students at the start of the exam. Students must enter the start code in order to begin the exam.
- Review your LockDown Browser settings, and click the Save + Close button.
Create a scheduled meeting using Teams or Webex for the examination time, and share that with students prior to the exam.
At the scheduled exam time, confirm you can see and hear all students in the video conference meeting. Then provide the students with the Start Code to begin the exam.
During the exam, you will be able to hear and see the students.
Students will also be able to hear each other if their microphones are unmuted. As students are not able to change their web conferencing settings while taking the exam, we recommend you consider whether students should be muted or unmuted during the exam.