Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor faculty resources

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.

Watch the following short videos for a basic overview of what each tool is and how it works:

What do faculty and students need for Respondus LockDown Browser to work?

Faculty must enable Respondus Lockdown Browser in their WebCampus course in order to require its use for exams. (Note: Faculty do NOT need to install LockDown Browser to require its use for exams; they only need to enable its use.)

Complete the following steps to enable LockDown Browser:

  1. Go to the course Settings, then the Navigation tab.
  2. Scroll down until you see LockDown Browser, right-click on it and then Enable.
  3. Save the change. LockDown Browser will be visible on the course menu.

Once enabled, the LockDown Browser link will appear in the course navigation menu. Note that the link is only visible to instructors. It will take you to the LockDown Browser dashboard, where all quizzes in the course are listed. From there, you will also be able to access quick tips, guides and tutorials on Respondus website.

Screenshot of LockDown Browser dashboard in a WebCampus course
[Figure 1] Screenshot of LockDown Browser dashboard in a WebCampus course.

Students must install LockDown Browser to take any exam that requires its use. Information on how students use LockDown Browser, including student installation information, browser functionality, and an overview of the student testing experience, can be found on the Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor student resources page. 

For detailed information and instruction, please refer to following guides:

Using LockDown Browser for WebCampus Quizzes

Learn to use LockDown Browser to restrict student activities while taking a quiz.

Using Respondus Monitor for WebCampus Quizzes

Learn to configure and use the Respondus Monitor tool to proctor a student quiz.

Reviewing Respondus Monitor recordings

Learn where to go to review the recordings that result from the use of Respondus Monitor, and review guidance on interpreting those recordings.

Allowing a student practice quiz

Learn to set up a practice quiz for Respondus .

Respondus faculty FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions.

Troubleshooting common student issues

Learn to assist students with common issues that may arise when using Respondus.

Additional training and support resources

Review additional resources on Respondus.

Using LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor for 3rd party applications

Learn how Respondus with 3rd party applications and publisher content.

Using LockDown Browser with iPad

Learn how to set up Respondus LockDown Browser to allow students to take an exam using their iPad.

Using Respondus with Zoom

Learn how to use Zoom in combination with Respondus LockDown Browser.