New and Returning Faculty Development Day: Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT

Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor

1:00 – 2:30 pm Central/2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern

with Justin Frisque

The first half of this session will show how faculty can create Blackboard Tests using three commonly used question types. The second half of the session will cover Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor. Faculty will learn the difference between LockDown Browser and Monitor, and how to enable the appropriate settings based on where students take the test.

 

To view a recording of this session click here

Handouts related to this session:

 

Respondus 4.0 Test Builder

Respondus 4.0 Test Builder 

Tuesday January 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central/3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Led by Susan Gallanis 

Respondus 4.0 Test Builder software is available to CUAA faculty to create and manage tests offline. Tests can be printed to paper or published to Blackboard. During this session participants will learn how to retrieve a Blackboard exam and convert it to an MS Word document. We will also demonstrate how to import test questions from an MS Word document into Respondus, then upload to your Blackboard course. 

Session Recording

Templates:

Questions Answered:

  1. Can the question type Fill in Multiple Blanks be formatted on a document for import into Respondus 4.0? Yes. They question type is FMB and is included in the Word template.
  2. Can feedback be added when converting a Blackboard test to a Word document? Yes. The example I used during the session was only the Test, so providing feedback to answers isn’t applicable. If you wanted to convert a Blackboard test to an Exam WITH answers, the feedback option in the Respondus settings appears. See screenshot below.
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  3. How are images formatted on a document for import into Respondus 4.0? For Word documents, you can just add the image to the document. For .txt documents do the following:
    1. First, be sure the images are in gif, jpg, or jpeg format and are contained in a separate folder.
    2. Then place the following tag at each place where an image should appear: [ img: “filename.jpg” ] . The word “filename.jpg” should be replaced with the actual file name. Example: 3) The interferometer, shown here [img: “interferometer.jpg”], was used by which of the following scientists?

 

New and Returning Faculty Development Day 2023: Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser

Below are session recording and materials for this program held on January 11, 2023.

Recording

Resources

Respondus 4.0 (Test Builder)

Respondus 4.0 Test Builder software is available to Concordia University faculty and staff. Respondus 4.0 Test Builder software can be installed on their computer to create and manage tests offline. Tests can be printed to paper or published to Blackboard.

You can use Respondus 4 Test Builder to:

  • Retrieve a Blackboard exam and save to MS Word;
  • Create tests and import to Blackboard;
  • Import questions from MS Word into Respondus 4 to build your Blackboard test

Get Started

  1. Contact the IT Help Desk to have Respondus 4.0 software installed. Call 262-243-4357 or email ITHelpDesk@cuw.edu.
  2. After Respondus 4.0 is installed, set up your server in the Respondus 4.0 app.

Resources and Instructions:

New and Returning Faculty Development Day: Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor

The first half of this session shows how faculty can create Blackboard Tests using three commonly used question types. The second half of the session covers Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor. Faculty learns the difference between LockDown Browser and Monitor, and how to enable the appropriate settings based on where students take the test.

Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Wednesday, August 10, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Central/2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern via Zoom.

Recording 20220810-4

Other resources:

Blackboard Test Feedback Options Summer 2020

Blackboard Tests Summer 2020

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Summer 2020

 

Respondus LockDown Browser

The CELT provides training to faculty who teach face-to-face courses and blended courses at the Centers.

Instructions for Setting up Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor (for Instructors)

Information for Students:

Student View of Respondus: Here are two videos that show the student view of what it looks like to take a test using

Announcement to Faculty (December 2019)

For help contact the IT Help Desk at 262-243-4357 or ithelpdesk@cuw.edu.