The following are instructions on how to use it, including training and written guides or FAQs.
1. What is Respondus Monitor and how does it work?
Respondus Monitor is a software-based video proctoring service that can be used when students take a test in Canvas. The system will automatically monitor and record any suspicious behavior, such as using secondary computers, phones, calculators, textbooks, or receiving assistance from other students, which instructors would need to review afterwards to determine whether an academic integrity violation has occurred. In other words, Respondus Monitor creates a video for the instructor to review at a later time with the possible violations flagged and time-stamped.
2. Technical Requirements - What Equipment Do Students Need to Use Respondus Monitor?
3. Technical Requirements - What Equipment Do Instructors Need to Use Respondus Monitor?
4. Training / How-To Guides / Getting Started With Respondus Monitor
Respondus offers several resources on using Respondus Monitor
***NOTE: Demo student accounts can not be created for testing in the LMS at WCU
5. How to Create an Online Test in Canvas Using Respondus Monitor
You can specify to use Respondus Monitor for any deployed Quiz in Canvas by first creating the Quiz in Canvas and then specifying to use Respondus Monitor in the Respondus options.
Review the Respondus Monitor guides and the LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor Quick Start Guide for more information
6. Best Practices for Online Tests
Have students complete a practice Quiz that uses LockDown Browser + Respondus Monitor to ensure they have installed both applications correctly
7. How to Ensure Academic Integrity
No system is foolproof, so you may want to review the following tips below.
8. What to Do If Some Students Do Not Have a Webcam or the Correct Equipment? / How to Determine Whether Your Students Are Ready to Use Respondus Monitor
Some students may not have the time or resources to acquire the correct equipment before you begin using proctored testing, so you may need to determine what your students' readiness is and also consider giving the affected students an alternative assignment to demonstrate what they have learned.
Survey Your Students to Know What Equipment They Have. To use Respondus Monitor, students will need the right equipment and will need to download the application. However, some students may not have the correct operating system, or webcam, or some other technical limitation. We recommend you survey your students to see what technology they have.
Possible Survey Questions to Ask:
Using the Results to Adjust Your Course
If some students do not have the necessary equipment to do proctored testing, you may want to consider giving these students an alternative assignment to demonstrate what they have learned.
Randomized quizzing is an option to help with academic integrity.
If they have the right kind of computer and operating system but no webcam, you can use the Lockdown Browser with a randomized quiz.
Ideas for Alternative Assignments for Assessing Learning