How to Enable Respondus Monitor for a Quiz


How to setup Respondus Monitor for Quizzes





Please note:

Lockdown Browser is NOT Chromebook compatible.

System requirements and other useful information:

Some options for Chromebook users:

  • SCSU computer lab
  • Friend/family member compatible computer.
  • Remote proctor center.
  • Other special access as determined on a case-by-case basis




To configure you will go to the Brightspace course where you wish to use Monitor.

1. Go to Assessments menu and select Quizzes

2. Select the LockDown Browser (LDB) tab

3. If this is your first time using LDB you will see in the bottom right corner of the screen the Continue to LockDown Browser button (Note: this can take a while for this to load)

4. Your quizzes will be listed here and you will need to select the Setting from the pulldown menu to the left of your quiz name.

5. Within the settings, you will need to choose the following.

  • Choose to Require Respondus LockDown for this exam (see letter A in the clip below)
  • Set password (see B). Note: if you are making Respondus Monitor mandatory (see next step) you will be given the option to not use a password otherwise a password will be required.
  • In the Monitor section, you can Require all to use Respondus Monitor for this exam or give the option use Monitor or use in a proctored setting (see C).
  • Under Startup Sequence (see D) you will be required to use Webcam Check and Facial Detection Check, but all other options can be configured based on your requirements. (see the Respondus video in Related Resources section below that provides details on each of these settings). 
  • You can choose (see E) to not require an image to be detected during startup and notify students that they cannot be detected during the exam.
  • Under Advanced Settings (see F), you can choose to allow microphone use and set webcam videos available for viewing on mobile devices.
  • Save and close (see G).

Respondus Monitor settings

6. Once you have completed the process of setting up Respondus Monitor your quiz should look this way. 

quiz title after applying Respondus Monitor settings


Video for visual aid: 


Ensure your first exam using Respondus Monitor runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam, before taking a graded exam.

Direct students to use the Help Center prior to their first exam. With LockDown Browser open, log into the course and select the Help Center button the toolbar. From there, run the Webcam Check and the System Check to make sure everything is working properly. If a problem is indicated, students can search for a solution in the Knowledge Base. Troubleshooting information can also be emailed to your institution's help desk.

Leave the practice quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can check their setup from a different computer.

A student quick-start guide is available: Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor Quick-start guide

More resources, including a sample text block for using in your syllabus (or an announcement/email), system requirements and more: 





Article ID: 118123
Mon 10/12/20 12:02 PM
Fri 4/30/21 12:26 PM

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