Faculty and Staff Resources

Online Technology

 

The University provides the tools and resources you need to develop and deliver your distance education courses and degree programs. Here, you will have access to a broad range of faculty services offered by Distance Education, in cooperation with other University support service areas.

 

Blackboard
 
 Blackboard Mobile App
 
 
 

Exam Proctoring/Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor software are available in every Blackboard course. Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Blackboard Learn. Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. To learn more please see resources below.

Note: All of the above resources are also available on the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard within your Blackboard Learn course. Select a course>enter your Control Panel>Select Course Tools>Select Respondus Lockdown Browser>View the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard resources before continuing to the lockdown browser.

Download Instructions

Download and install LockDown Browser from this link: https://download.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=941836618

System Requirements

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Mac: MacOS 10.12 or higher

Technical Support

Privacy Information

Lockdown Browser and Monitor Privacy Information

echo360
Echo360 is a lecture capture system. Echo360 allows instructors to record lectures and post the recordings in Blackboard courses for students to review. If you’re interested in learning more, here are a few helpful ECHO360 links: 

  1. Recommended Browsers 
  2. Universal Capture: Personal Overview 
  3. Navigating Echo360 
  4. Online Help Videos for Instructors 

The Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor software are available in every  Blackboard course. Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Blackboard Learn. Respondus Monitor builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams.

How Does LockDown Browser Work?

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

How Does Respondus Monitor Work?

Respondus Monitor is a software-based video proctoring service that can be used when students take a test in Blackboard Learn.  The system will automatically monitor and record any suspicious behavior, such as using secondary computers, phones, calculators, textbooks, or receiving assistance from other students, which instructors would need to review afterwards to determine whether an academic integrity violation has occurred.  In other words, Respondus Monitor creates a video for the instructor to review at a later time with the possible violations flagged and time stamped.

To learn more please see resources below:

Note: All of the above resources are also available on the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard within your Blackboard Learn course. Select a course>enter your Control Panel>Select Course Tools>Select Respondus Lockdown Browser>View the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard resources before continuing to the lockdown browser.

Download Instructions
Download and install LockDown Browser from this link: https://download.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=941836618

System Requirements

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Mac: MacOS 10.12 or higher

Memory

  • Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive
  • Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive

Technical Support

Privacy Information
Lockdown Browser and Monitor Privacy Information

Information to add to your syllabus:
The sample text below can be used in your course or syllabus. It explains that students must use LockDown Browser for their online tests.

Using LockDown Browser for Online Exams:
This course requires the use of LockDown Browser for online exams. Watch this short video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the optional webcam feature (which may be required for some exams).

 Then download and install LockDown Browser from this link:

[NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR: INSERT THE STUDENT QUICK START GUIDE FOR YOUR LMS HERE]

To take an online test, start LockDown Browser and navigate to the exam. (You will not be able to access the exam with a standard web browser.) For additional details on using LockDown Browser, review this Student Quick Start Guide (PDF)

[NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR: INSERT YOUR INSTITUTION'S DOWNLOAD URL HERE, IF APPLICABLE]

 Finally, when taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:

  • Select a location where you will not be interrupted
  • Before starting the test, know how much time is available for it, and that you have allotted sufficient time to complete it
  • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc. and do not have them within reach
  • Clear your area of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices
  • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
  • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted

Why a practice exam is important:

Ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly! Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser before the graded exam occurs.

Leave the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it again if they use a different computer.

Echo360 is a lecture capture system. Echo360 allows instructors to record lectures and post the recordings in Blackboard courses for students to review. If you’re interested in learning more, here are a few helpful ECHO360 links: 

Recommended Browsers

Universal Capture: Personal Overview

Navigating Echo360

Online Help Videos for Instructors

  

For More Information:

Kimberly N. Stevenson, Director 
Distance Education 
Elizabeth City State University 
Campus Box 924 
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: Toll-Free: (877) 432-7662 
Fax: 252-335-3426
de@ecsu.edu
Trina Gregory, University Program Specialist
Distance Education 
Elizabeth City State University 
Campus Box 924
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Toll-Free: (877) 432-7662 
Fax: 252-335-3426
E-mail: tlgregory3@ecsu.edu