The Respondus Lockdown Browser is a tool that can help to restrict what activities a student can perform during an assessment using the Tests & Quizzes tool in ReggieNet.
It is important to note that while Respondus Lockdown Browser provides increased online testing security, it is not foolproof. It does not prevent students from consulting printed or written material, accessing online content from another device, taking pictures of their screen with a phone, or collaborating with others. Online testing requires careful consideration of your overall assessment strategy. An alternative forms of assessment might be a better option for you and your students.
Instructors are strongly advised to use caution when requiring students to use this product. In testing during the COVID-19 pandemic and transition to online learning, several limitations were discovered:
Instructors intending to use LockDown browser should plan to:
For setting up Respondus LockDown Browser with ReggieNet, please refer to this handout.
When the Lockdown Browser option is enabled:
Instructors who need help teaching with ReggieNet or wish to explore alternative forms of assessment can contact CTLT@ilstu.edu.