Respondus Monitor Guide

This guide provides instructions on setting up Respondus Monitor with a quiz that has Respondus LockDown Browser enabled. Respondus Monitor enables the instructor to protect the integrity of exams when taken in a non-proctored online environment. Here, students follow a startup sequence by providing identification and verifying their environment. The student’s environment is recorded throughout the exam.

Follow these steps to setup Respondus Monitor for an exam.

Step 1: First, create a quiz in your course and enable Respondus LockDown Browser by following guide 1.

Step 2: Go to the Lockdown Browser menu

a. Click on the Respondus LockDown Browser Menu on the bottom left of your Canvas page.


b. Click on the dropdown on the left of quiz for which you want to setup Respondus LockDown Browser and select ‘Modify Settings’.


c. If you want to use Respondus Monitor for the quiz, select one of the following options:

a. Require Respondus Monitor for this exam

b. Check the boxes as per your need like either Respondus Monitor or a proctored lab can be used to take this exam If this option is selected, students not using monitor will still need to use LockDown Browser to take the quiz.


d. You can use a checklist sequence to check the environment just to make sure everything is working. You can also reorder the check actions by using the double-sided arrow mark.


e. It is possible to edit the text that will display at the time of the event. You can do this by clicking on the edit text button beside a particular event. Change the text as required and click on the “Save and Close” button below.


You can also preview each sequence by clicking on preview beside the sequence. While in preview, you first need to allow privacy settings on the window. After this follow the steps as guided.

f. There are a few Additional Settings as well to use while setting up the Respondus Monitor.


They are:

1. Allow another application to use the microphone during this exam. This option lets you choose if you want to allow use of microphone by an application other than Respondus Monitor. For example, a foreign language application where students provide oral answers.

2. Make webcam videos additionally available for viewing on mobile devices (allow 24 hours). By checking this option, you can allow the videos to be stored on user’s devices for 24 hours.

Step 3: Once you are satisfied with settings, click on Save and Close button. You will see “Required” or “Optional” appears against the quiz for Respondus Monitor.

That shows that the LockDown Browser is mandatory and the Respondus Monitor is optional.