Using Instructor Live Proctoring with Respondus Lockdown Browser

When to Use?

The instructor would prefer to watch their students remotely during a Lockdown Browser test using an online video conferencing system.


Prior to the test, instruct your students that LockDown Browser and a video conferencing system (preferably Zoom) will be used when taking their online test. (Important: schedule a practice test with the students so everything can be tried in advance.)

Once the test has been created, locate the LockDown Browser Dashboard in your learning system, select “Require LockDown Browser for this exam,” select “Allow live proctoring for this exam …” and then supply a “Start Code” (which prevents students from starting the exam early).

Use your normal process to create a meeting for the video conferencing system (Zoom) and distribute the meeting information to students prior to the test.

At the scheduled time, confirm you can see and hear all students in the video conferencing system. When ready, provide the start code to students for starting the test.

Remind students the video conference will continue to run in the background, enabling you to see and hear them during the exam. However, they will NOT be able to access the video conferencing system during the exam.

NOTE: An iPad doesn’t allow a student to run a video conferencing app and LockDown Browser at the same time. Consider these alternatives:

  • Have the student use a different device (Windows, Mac, Chromebook)
  • Have the student use a second device for the video conferencing
  • Allow the student to shut down the video conferencing system on the iPad when it’s time to start the test

For additional information view Respondus Support page.

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