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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.

If you are an instructor who would like to use Proctorio, please contact DOE.

A comparison of Respondus LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, and Proctorio can be found here.

Common Links

Respondus Help Center

Getting Started (LDB)

How-To Guides (LDB)

Respondus Monitor
Teaching Best Practices (LDB) FAQs (LDB) Respondus 4.0

Support for Respondus Lockdown Browser