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1 Respondus 3.5 CampusWide Showcased Arkansas State University

2 Overview  Quick overview of what this meeting is all about:  Agenda  What to expect Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

3 Agenda Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University Overview:  How to download Respondus 3.5  What is Respondus 3.5? How do we use it? Why is it useful?  What is Respondus lockdown browser? Why do we need it?  Let’s get started

4 Senario Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University Scenario 1: A timed online exam with tight controls to make it more difficult to cheat. Either you import your publishers test bank or you create a 50 question test that you want your online class to take. The instructions you would provide are as follows: Students, the exam is a 60 minute exam containing 50 questions. You can access it via the Bb Assignment section of your class, between 3pm and 5pm on Tuesday xx/xx/2008. Once logged into the test, the system will only allow you to take the exam only once and will lock you out of using your PC for any other purpose - hence no printing/ ing. If you log out or exit the exam, you can not log back in to continue. You can access the exam through blackboard. The new lockdown browser will require you to enter the password listed under course documents.

5 What is Respondus? 1. Test manager: Is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, WebCT, and other e- learning systems 2. Lockdown browser: A browser used to lock down the test environment used by students to access and complete a test Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

6 What can Respondus test manager do? Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University  Create exams/surveys  Import exams from publishers test banks, MSword,.txt files,.rtf files  Embed graphics, audio& video files  Insert mathematical tables& symbols  Create test banks & comprehensive tests imported from multiple files

7 How to download Respondus test manager. For instructors only: Go to: and download the test manager.http://www.clt.astate.edu/~home/respondus.asp Note: Students are required to download Lockdown browser Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

8 What does Respondus test manager look like? Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University Respondus test manager has four tabs in the Start menu. Each of these tabs gives us access to different options. The Exam Wizard, is a short cut to creating tests.

9 Why do we need Respondus? Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University  To help streamline testing  To simplify the test making process  To prevent cheating; with Respondus Lockdown browser

10 What is Respondus Lockdown browser? Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University A custom browser that locks down the test environment used by students to access and complete a test (for students only)

11 What is the difference btw. Respondus test manager and Respondus lockdown browser Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University Respondus 3.5, is a program that serves as a test manager; enabling us to create test banks. While, Respondus Lockdown browser is the browser which is used by the student to take the test created with the Respondus 3.5 test manager.

12 . How to download Respondus lockdown browser. For students use only For the Respondus lockdown browser link, Go to: Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

13 How does Respondus Lockdown Browser Prevent Cheating? Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University It prevents students from:  Looking at more than one question at a time  Going back on the browser  Caching pages in history  It disables print screen and screen capture  Copying and pasting  As a result, the only options are back, forward, refresh and stop

14 Respondus and Blackboard 8 Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University Respondus and Blackboard 6/8 are compatible Respondus allows you to import tests into Blackboard 8. The student can take the test by going to Respondus lockdown browser, entering his username and password, accessing his course, putting in the password and the test is in lockdown mode.

15 Respondus Use- Flow chart Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

16 Screen that shows the options in Respondus test manager. Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

17 Screen to create a test bank in Respondus. Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State Univeristy

18 Screen to manage the test settings in Respondus Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State Univeristy

19 Having used Respondus test manager: You realize you have a more cost efficient / time efficient test making tool Grading is easier or automatic You have enabled your students to get their test results instantaneously online Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

20 References Respondus. Inc. (May 29,2008). Assessment tools for learning systems. Retrieved May 29, 2008, from Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University

21 Questions Center for Learning Technology Arkansas State University For troubleshooting help contact the CLT lab or the ITS help desk


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