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Virtual proctoring through Respondus LockDown Browser and Remote Monitor is one option available to address academic integrity concerns in remote courses. To learn more about Respondus and other assessment options available in remote courses see the recording of the First Friday Faculty Development session Exploring Options for Remote Assessment facilitated by Mike Randolph, Distance Education Coordinator, and Carol Raymundo, Director of the Center for Accessibility Resources & Student Assessment.

What is Virtual Proctoring?

Virtual proctoring allows students to take exams at home on their own computers. This is a technology that involves a way to lock down a student’s computer during a test. 

Virtual proctoring provides faculty two options to choose from:

  • Respondus LockDown Browser: A student uses a specific browser called a LockDown browser that locks down the test environment.

  • Respondus Monitor: Students are recorded while taking an exam and artificial intelligence proctors the exam with the ability to flag certain behaviors.

Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are add-ons that are integrated into Moodle.

What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

  • A custom browser students download that locks down the testing environment within the Moodle LMS. 

  • During exams, students are not allowed to print, use dual screens, use other applications, or surf the internet, unless you configure the settings to allow it. 

  • Students are required to have access to a computer and a stable internet connection.

What is Respondus Monitor?

  • A solution that uses the Respondus LockDown Browser and a student’s webcam to record and analyze the student’s exam session. 

  • Uses artificial intelligence for automated proctoring.

  • Uses a review priority that provides a simple system for flagging events that you can access right in Moodle.

  • With Monitor, students need a computer, a web camera with a microphone, and a stable internet connection.

General Information

LBCC Student Technology Recommendations

Respondus LDB Required Technology

Respondus is not currently compatible with Chromebooks.

Faculty Resources

Respondus conducts live webinars with a Q&A following the webinar specifically for Faculty. Consider registering for a session if you are curious about using Respondus in your classes. Training Webinars with Live Q&A.

Rapid Rollout Guide for Instructors 

The Rapid Roll Out Guide will help instructors quickly learn how to use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

Setting up Respondus LDB in a Course

This help guide describes the steps to add the LockDown Browser block to a Moodle course. Instructors must add this block in order to access the LockDown Browser dashboard.

Faculty Quick Start Guide

This guide details how to use the LockDown Browser dashboard to enable LockDown Browser in a quiz in Moodle. 

Overview Video for Faculty

Preparing a Quiz for use with LockDown Browser in Moodle Video 

Common issues with LDB

Using Respondus With ALEKS

Recently Added Features  

Feel free to contact the eLearning staff via eMail (lms-admins-lb@linnbenton.edu) if you have any questions about how to get started. They will be happy to direct you to the staff who can assist you.


Blank screen during download (usually means dual monitors are detected)


Using Read and Write with Lockdown Browser   Note: Students typically use the RW Chrome extension for RW and CFAR is working to reach out to all students who have this accommodation for exams and suggest they download the RW for Windows version. All new students with these accommodations will be guided to download RW for Windows.