Respondus for Faculty

Overview

Respondus

Respondus Overview Video

Protecting the Integrity of Online Exams

Protecting the Integrity of Online Exams

Preparing an Exam for Use with LockDown Browser: Blackboard Learn

Preparing an Exam for Use with LockDown Browser: Blackboard Learn

Step-by-Step Videos

Activate Respondus

Activate Respondus

Quick Reference Guides

Activate Respondus Tools for a Test in Blackboard

Use these instructions to activate Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor for a test.

Access Course in Blackboard

  1. Open an internet browser. (Google Chrome/Firefox recommended).
  2. Go to the following website: https://blackboard.usc.edu/
  3. Click Sign in using your USC NetID.
  4. If prompted, input your USC netID and password, and then slick Sign in. You should now be logged into Blackboard.
  5. Access your course under the My Courses

Access the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard

  1. At the top of the course screen, ensure that your course is set to
  2. In the panel on the left, under Course Management:
    1. Click Control Panel -> Course Tools.
    2. Then click Respondus LockDown Browser.

First Time Access – Respondus LockDown Browser

  1. The first time you access the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard, you will land on the About LockDown Browser Perform the following:
    • (a)Click any of the tabs at the top of the screen to view tutorials and other help resources for the Respondus LockDown Browser.
    • (b)Select if you wish to bypass this screen the next time you access the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard.
    • (c)Click to set up the Respondus Lockdown Browser for your test in Blackboard.
  2. On the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard screen, select -> Settings for your test.
  1. The section under your exam expands. Select . The section under your exam will futher expand.
    • (a)DO NOT enter a password.
    • (b)(Optional) Click to expand Advanced Settings and display additional options.
  2. The section under your exam will further expand.
    • Select any additional settings you wish to apply to this Respondus meeting .
    • Click next to any item for additional information.
  3. Your Respondus LockDown Browser set-up is complete. For next steps:
If you…Then…
Will not use Respondus Monitor for this test· Click On the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard, your test will display in the LockDown Browser column. The test name will be amended to include “Requires Respondus LockDown Browser.” This task is complete.
Will use Respondus Monitor for this testGo to the next section.

First Time Access – Respondus Monitor

  1. Select :
  2. The first time you access the Monitor Webcam Settings, a About Respondus Monitor pop-up screen appears. Perform the following:
    • Review the information in the pop-up window.
    • Select to bypass this screen in the future.
    • Click
  3. The screen will expand below. Review and complete the following:
    • (a)Select Startup Sequence Click for more information.
    • (b)Select Facial Detection Options: Click for more information.
    • (c)(Optional) Click to expand Advanced Settings and display additional options.
  1. Click .
  2. You will return to the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard. Your test has now been set up to run with the LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor when it begins.
    • (a)The test name has been amended to include “(**Webcam**).
    • (b)The Respondus Monitor column shows

Advanced Respondus Knowledge Base

For those with advanced Respondus abilities, please refer to the official Respondus Knowledge Base for questions you may have.