Respondus Online Training Webinars

May 2017

Summer term is almost here, and we’re ready to help you prepare your online tests. Take just 45 minutes this month to join a free training webinar – and increase your confidence in online testing.

You’ll see LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor in action, and learn how to prevent cheating in both proctored and non-proctored online tests. Sign up for one of the dates below!

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES

Tuesday, May 9 at 3pm CT
Wednesday, May 10 at 3pm CT

 

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Deterring Cheating in Proctored Exams with Respondus Lockdown Browser

This December, faculty may view a one hour training session on how to use Respondus Lockdown Browser to deter cheating on tests delivered through Blackboard. Please note that Respondus Lockdown Browser is a software program that is meant to be used in proctored classroom environments only.

Instructor Training for LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

DATE & TIME SIGN UP
Thurs. December 15th
12 PM – 1 PM
Click here to register and view on your own computer.
Wed. January 11th
1PM – 2PM
Click here to register and view on your own computer.
Thurs. January 19th
2PM – 3PM
Click here to register and view on your own computer.

To help faculty identify more robust, effective strategies to deter cheating in online tests, we strongly recommend that faculty review these resources:

Prevent Cheating During Exams with Respondus

Instructor Trainings with Respondus

This September, attend a 45-minute training session on how to effectively use Respondus applications for online testing. Learn how to create online assessments with Respondus 4, or see how to prevent cheating during online exams using LockDown Browser.

Sign up today to learn how to use these applications!

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

Tuesday, September 13 at 2pm CT

Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm CT

Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content

Thursday, September 8 at 1pm CT

Prevent Cheating During Exams with Repondus

Instructor Trainings with Respondus

This September, attend a 45-minute training session on how to effectively use Respondus applications for online testing. Learn how to create online assessments with Respondus 4, or see how to prevent cheating during online exams using LockDown Browser.

Sign up today to learn how to use these applications!

LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor: Prevent Cheating During Online Exams

Tuesday, September 13 at 2pm CT

Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm CT

Respondus 4.0: Create & Manage Exam Content

Thursday, September 8 at 1pm CT

Discouraging Cheating in Online Tests

In online courses, where a student completes a test off-campus without instructor supervision, online tests must be considered as open-book tests because students often have access to a wide variety of information resources. Furthermore, students with a mobile device would still be able to take pictures of the test questions as displayed on the computer monitor.

Although instructors may enable Respondus Lockdown Browser protections on a test in Blackboard to prevent students from printing a test, this software is meant to be used in proctored classroom environments only.

Faculty concerned about cheating in online testing are encouraged to consider these more effective countermeasures when creating their tests in Blackboard:

  • Create a large pool of test questions (100 or more) and design the test to pull random questions from the pool. That way, no two students will have the same test questions or questions in the same order.
  • When deploying a test to a course, select the “Set Timer” and “Auto-Submit” options to limit the amount of time students have to complete the test once opened. Once the test session reaches its end, the student’s test attempt will automatically submit itself.  This technique assumes that students who are prepared for the test will be able to complete it within the constraints of the timed session, but please remember to advise students of the time restraints so that they may plan accordingly.
  • To discourage students who have completed a test from sharing correct answers with classmates who have not taken the test, set the test’s feedback options to display only the student’s test score after submission.  After all students have been graded, you may edit the test’s Test Options to show students their submitted answers, correct answers, and feedback.
  • Update or add new test questions to your pools each time you teach the course so that your tests will be different each year. This is an important countermeasure to students sharing the test questions and answers that they recall from memory with new students.

To review how to build a test in Blackboard, watch the videos in this training playlist

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops and Webinars

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All faculty members are invited to attend any of the following workshops at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester to review how to use Blackboard tools that make instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. No registration is required, simply attend the sessions of your choice.

Blackboard Beginning of the Semester Tasks

In this one hour information session, faculty will review essential tasks to prepare themselves for teaching with Blackboard. Topics covered include: How to log into Blackboard and access courses; adding syllabi to courses, making courses available to students, and identifying resources to support their use of Blackboard. Faculty may attend the session by coming to the Faculty Innovation Center or may attend remotely through our Collaborate meeting room (use provided link below).

DATE & TIME LOCATION Collaborate Room
Wed. 8/19, 11 AM-12 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Mon. 8/24, 11 AM-12 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Tues. 8/25, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Mon. 8/31, 1-2 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Thurs. 9/3, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5

Instructor Training for Respondus LockDown Browser

In this one hour webinar, faculty will receive in-depth training on using Respondus LockDown Browser, a tool in Blackboard that allows instructors to increase the security of online tests. It is best used in proctored testing environments, such as a lab or classroom. Faculty may attend a viewing of the webinar in the Faculty Innovation Center or register to view the webinar on their own computers.

Date & Time Location Register Here
Wed. 8/26, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/eQJovp
Thurs. 9/10, 1-2 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/U1gJpt

Getting Started with Grade Center Management

Faculty provide grade feedback to students throughout the semester by using a course’s Grade Center. In this presentation, you will review how to create columns, enter grades and feedback, and apply best practices for managing the grading process. Faculty may attend the session by coming to the Faculty Innovation Center or may attend remotely through our Collaborate meeting room.

DATE & TIME LOCATION Collaborate Room
Wed. 9/9, 12-1 PM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5
Thurs. 9/10, 9-10 AM CST Milwaukee Campus, M201A https://goo.gl/jjgjM5

Upcoming Webinar: Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser used by hundreds of institutions to lock down a computer during an online exam. When using LockDown Browser, students can’t print, copy, visit other websites, or use other applications while taking a test in your Blackboard course.

Faculty interested in learning more about this product are encouraged to attend one of two free webinars later this month. You may come to the Faculty Innovation Center or register to view the webinar at your preferred location.

LockDown Browser Training: Preventing Cheating During Exams

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

  • Wednesday February 11th, 2015:  2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Milwaukee Campus – Main Building, Faculty Innovation Center room M201a or view online.
  • Friday February 27th, 2015:  11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Milwaukee Campus – Main Building, Faculty Innovation Center room M201a or view online.

Prevent Cheating During Exams

Attend an Upcoming Webinar

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser used by hundreds of institutions to lock down a computer during an online exam. When using LockDown Browser, students can’t print, copy, visit other websites, or use other applications during an online test.

These sessions will include an overview and demonstration of LockDown Browser. There will also be a brief overview of Respondus Monitor. Please note: MATC will not adopt Respondus Monitor.

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser

“Instructor Training for LockDown Browser: Prevent Cheating During Exams”

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. Lockdown Browser integrates with Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai, and ANGEL.

Instructor Training for Respondus LockDown Browser: Prevent Cheating During Exams

Do you use online testing in Blackboard Learn?

Do you want to secure online tests and discourage cheating?

On May 13th and May 28th, faculty may view a free 1 hour training webinar to learn about using  Respondus Lockdown Browser to protect their online tests. Webinar sessions may be viewed in-person by coming to the Faculty Innovation Center on the following dates:

  • Session1:   Tuesday May 13th, 2014  1:00-2:00 PM
    Downtown Campus, Main Building, Room M201A
  • Session 2:  Wednesday May 28th, 2014  2:00-3:00 PM
    Downtown Campus, Main Building, Room M201A

Alternatively, if you cannot attend a webinar session in person, you may request to register for the webinar and view it on your own by using our Webinar RSVP Form.