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Ensuring Assessment Integrity in Blackboard

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor

Academic Technology offers Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor to enhance the integrity of Blackboard tests by “locking down” a student’s computer environment. If you are interested in using LockDown Browser, visit the Respondus LockDown Browser/Monitor section for more information.

Blackboard Test Setup: Best Practices

LockDown Browser and Monitor are optional. Please note, there are other ways to setup tests to enhance their integrity:

  • Set a timer
  • Set auto-submit to ON
  • Limit the time and availability
  • Set questions to one at a time and consider using prevent backtracking
  • Randomize test questions

Refer to the testing and grading section of our Academic Technology tutorials page for more information on creating and making exams available in Blackboard.

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