University of Iowa

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What is Respondus?

Respondus is a vendor that provides assessment tools for learning management systems such as ICON. The University has license agreements for two Respondus products: Respondus 4.0 & Respondus LockDown Browser.

Respondus 4.0 is a Windows-based quiz authoring tool that makes it easy for instructors to create and manage exams that can be printed or published directly to ICON.

Respondus LockDown Browser (LDB) is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in ICON. When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz, they are unable to print, copy, visit other websites, access other applications, or close a quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.

Common Links

Respondus Help Center Getting Started (LDB) How-To Guides (LDB)
Teaching Best Practices (LDB) FAQs (LDB) Respondus 4.0

Support for Respondus Lockdown Browser