[teknoids] Respondus Monitor and Remote Administration of Exams

John Mayer jmayer at cali.org
Tue Apr 21 11:54:44 EDT 2020


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

Do a CALICon session on this topic.

2020.calicon.org

John

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 10:50 AM Nelson, Stephen <
stephen.nelson at marquette.edu> wrote:

> Marquette U is using Respondus with Lockdown browser for a completely
> online health sciences graduate program. It is a low enrollment high stakes
> academic program. The university expanded the license to include all D2L
> based exams 10 days ago. The provost expressed Respondus should only be
> used for exams directly related to licensure. We had one professor notify
> his class that they be using Respondus & Lockdown for the final. After I
> tested and reported the result to the Assoc. Dean, the professor changed
> his final exam to a take home format.
>
>
>
> Why we discouraged using Respondus
>
> All exams were changed to an open note open book format, this includes any
> electronic format. MU’s implementation requires Responsdus to be used with
> Lockdown browser. Students would need to have print materials available and
> we have no idea what resources students have access to.
>
>
>
> Respondus videos would be available w/n 24 hours, no live monitoring. The
> professor would be responsible for evaluating each Responsdus ID
> confirmation/face scan, confirming that exam takers are who they are
> supposed to be. Additionally, each in exam incident would need an
> evaluation. The number of false positives in an open book open note exam
> would be considerable. I don’t have confidence that any of our faculty
> would proctor 60 x 4 hours of video after the fact.
>
>
>
> After testing Respondus as a student, I determined there is no way to
> support the student side. Pre-exam checks failed 2 of 3 times and the
> “successful” attempt gave me the exam in a window sized less than 25% of my
> screen. My phone would have provided a bigger image. Troubleshooting
> on-site would be very difficult, troubleshooting remotely would be
> impossible.
>
>
>
> Steve Nelson
>
> stephen.nelson at marquette.edu
>
> Instructional Technology Librarian
>
> Marquette University Law School
>
> (414)288-5534
>
>
>
> *From:* Teknoids <teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net> * On Behalf Of *Ivy,
> Gregory
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:34 AM
> *To:* teknoids at lists.teknoids.net
> *Subject:* [teknoids] Respondus Monitor and Remote Administration of Exams
>
>
>
> Greetings,
>
>
>
>             Is your law school using Respondus Monitor to administer exams
> remotely? If so, I would appreciate hearing whether your faculty or
> students objected to video monitoring of students taking exams?
>
>
>
> If you have used Respondus Monitor previously, did users experience any
> noteworthy technical problems?
>
>
>
>             My law school is evaluating options for remote administration
> of exams in the fall semester just in case. This summer presents a good
> opportunity for experimentation, since are offering only five courses with
> final exams. Unlike the spring semester’s credit/no credit grading, summer
> and presumably fall semester courses will have traditional grading, so
> security is essential.
>
>
>
>             Thanks, and take care.
>
>
>
> *Greg Ivy  **|*
> *  Associate Dean for Library and Technology Underwood Law Library  **|**
> Dedman School of Law  **|*
> *  Southern Methodist University 6550 Hillcrest Avenue  **| *
> * Dallas, TX  75205 Phone (direct) 214-768-1829  **|*  *givy at smu.edu*
> <givy at smu.edu>
>
>
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