Respondus Monitor


Respondus Monitor® builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with Blackboard. Students access exams within the Blackboard as they normally would. After a quick one-time installation, Respondus Monitor will auto-launch from the student's browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE) whenever the exam settings require it. Students are then guided through a pre-exam sequence, including a webcam check. Exams can be taken with Respondus Monitor without advanced scheduling and without additional registration by the student. Instructors use the Respondus LockDown Browser tool within Blackboard to require an exam use Respondus Monitor, and engage in post-exam review of proctoring results. 


Faculty, Staff and Student



For Faculty

For Students

Technical requirements (Students):

Respondus Monitor is a companion product to LockDown Browser. So the first requirement for Respondus Monitor is TAMU-CC's Respondus Lockdown Browser:

  • A broadband internet connection
  • Memory requirement:
    • Windows - 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive.
    • Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive.
  • Operating system:
    • Mac: OS X 10.10 or higher
    • iOS: 10.0+ (iPad only).
    • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Web camera (internal or external) & microphone