To ensure remote proctoring goes smoothly with Respondus Monitor, provide students an ungraded
practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.
Step by Step
1. Create a practice quiz - Content ideas for the quiz:
- Questions based on the syllabus
- Questions to assess your students’ incoming knowledge of course content
- Institution trivia
- Questions to help you get to know your students
- Include the institution’s “honor code” and have students provide an attestation
Convey your testing requirements:
- Apply the same settings, instructions, and requirements that will be used with graded
exams that will require LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.
- Remind students that the purpose of a practice quiz is to familiarize themselves with the
software and understand your expectations for online exams.
2. Give the practice quiz to students
- Have the practice quiz available at the start of the course, or at least several days before the first
- Require that all students complete the practice quiz a certain number of days prior to the first
graded exam (Tip: provide a small point value or extra credit for completing the practice quiz).
- Allow unlimited attempts for the practice quiz, but make sure the quiz duration will be several
minutes (the proctoring results will be more meaningful if the quiz lasts several minutes).
- Remind students about the built-in troubleshooting and Live Chat support in LockDown Browser
and Respondus Monitor.
- Keep the practice quiz available for the duration of the course so students can try it again if their
computer or network environment changes during the year.
3. Review Class Results from the LockDown Browser Dashboard
- Do a quick review of the proctoring results for the practice quiz. Identify any behavior or factor that
would not be acceptable during a graded exam, such as:
- Poor lighting or an unsuitable environment (e.g. laying on floor)
- Talking to others
- Using a mobile device
- Leaving the test environment
Important: Remind your class about the consequences of inappropriate behavior and exam rule violation
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