Workshop Descriptions

Respondus

Respondus 4.0 is a quiz authoring and management tool that allows instructors to create exams, quizzes, and surveys offline that can then be published directly to Blackboard.

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Blackboard. When students use LockDown Browser to take a Blackboard test, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, access other applications, or close a test until it is submitted for grading. Tests created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers, either.

Respondus Monitor, a webcam feature for LockDown Browser that records students during online, non-proctored exams. When this feature is enabled for a test, students are required to use a webcam and microphone with LockDown Browser. After the exam is complete, an instructor can review details of the assessment, even the recorded videos.

StudyMate helps students "master the basics" of your course material through learning activities, self-assessments, and games. A dozen activities – such as flash cards, crosswords and quizzes – engage students with course content in an individualized way. It promotes active learning in your distance education courses and will help students better learn the material that you are trying to convey.