In order for students to download RLDB, they first go to mynorthern.ca Click on IT Resources & Services.
NOTE: Students must navigate to the Mynorthern webpage in order to get Respondus Lockdown Browser that is associated with Northern College blackboard.
Using LockDown Browser
In order to use RLDB, to complete one of your tests, you will click the Lockdown Browser icon on your desktop once it’s installed.
Once all the programs are closed, RLDB will bring you to the Blackboard page where the students can sign in with their credentials. They can then navigate to the correct course and go to the link for the test wherever you have put it.
There is an x button for the students to close the browser. A refresh button, an information button, an about button, a calculator button (as you enabled it within the respondus dashboard settings.)
For this question, click on the calculator to help you solve it.
Once done, close the calculator and choose your answer (9). In the 2nd example, there is a link provided to Wikipedia site. Clicking on that link will open the site in a new tab. Once on this page, students can scroll up and down on this page. However, they are not able to click on any links that will navigate them away from that page. If they did click on any of those page links, they would see the following error message at the top:
Notice there is also no address bar at the top of the browser so students can’t load another page. They only thing a student can do is read what is on the page. When the student is done reading the site, they close the page with the x button and navigate back to their test. Click Save Answer.
This would only be used if the student had a technical issue during the test, that IT needed to come in and fix. The IT department would then enter a message here indicating why the browser needed to be closed and what the issue was. So when Faculty returns to your RLDB Dashboard, you would see an early exit for the student with the reason of what happened. Otherwise, click Return to Exam to complete the test. When the student has completed the test, they will click Save and Submit.
The student has now taken the test with Responds LockDown Browser. They can click OK on the bottom right.
They can now close the Browser and resume normal operation.