The University of Nevada, Reno has adopted Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor as our online proctoring service provider to ensure the academic integrity of online exams.

What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

LockDown Browser is a browser that locks down the testing environment. When students take an exam using LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, access other programs/applications, take screenshots, visit other websites (except those specified in the exam setting), or exit an exam before submission.

LockDown Browser is similar to other standard browsers, but with limited functions. Students need to download the LockDown Browser in order to take exams that require the use of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

What is Respondus Monitor?

Respondus Monitor is a step further to the LockDown Browser. It uses the webcam and microphone to records students’ screen activities and testing behavior while they are taking the exam using LockDown Broswer. Instructors can view the recordings and review details of the testing process after the exam is submitted.

Respondus Lockdown Browser is integrated with the Quiz tool in WebCampus. Instructors enable LockDown Browser directly from their courses (under Settings) on WebCampus. Once enabled, instructors can require LockDown Browser and Monitor for specific exams.

Please note that for Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor to work properly, students need to install LockDown Browser on their computers. The download link can be found in the exam that requires the use of LockDown Browser.

For detailed information and instruction, please refer to following guides for faculty and students.

Faculty Respondus resources

Student Respondus resources

Every online course must include at least one identity-verification assessment activity, for which a proctored exam would count. Please see the student identity verification for online classes page for more information.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a policy on how to handle finals for semester-based online courses, which can be reviewed in the University Administrative Manual, Section 3,517.