Respondus offers two products both of which aid in creating and managing your assessments. Respondus 4.0 is a tool that allows you to author and manage your assessments, while the Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that allows you literally lock down the online testing environment within the learning management system, preventing students from moving away from the testing browser to another browser or application on their machine.

Respondus 4.0

For MS-Windows only. Not available for Macs.

Respondus 4.0 is an assessment authoring tool that also allows you to easily manage your assessments and import them into the LMS of your choice. These assessments however can also be printed out as well as used in an online format.

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Lockdown Browser

Available for MS-Windows and Mac computers. Download required.

The Lockdown Browser prohibits the tester’s ability to navigate away from the testing environment or to open any other windows or applications during testing. Many instructors find this very helpful in maintaining online assessment integrity. While in the Lockdown Browser, testers view the assessment full screen and cannot minimize the window. The assessment also cannot be closed out until it is submitted for grading. Print, Print Screen, and screen capture functions do not work while the assessment is open and testers are unable to copy and paste anything to/from the assessment. For more information and a complete list of features you can visit the Respondus Lockdown Browser page for more information.

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