UAB offers different solutions to increase academic integrity for online exams. Use the information below to select which solutions work best for your class.

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LockDown Browser

Respondus LDB + Monitor


Short Description Secure Internet Browser Auto-Proctoring Service Live-Proctoring Service
Testing Experience Prevents students from visiting other websites or applications during exam session. Requires students to take exam with LockDown browser AND use a webcam to check their ID and record their exam session. Requires students to take exam with an online proctor that is monitoring and intervening when needed. Sessions are also recorded and available for review.
Cost to Student Free, unlimited exams Free, unlimited exams Two free for Q-section courses (fully online); $13.95 per exam for additional exam or for non-Q section courses
On-Demand Access
On-demand. Does not require scheduling. On-demand. Does not require scheduling. Requires Instructor to schedule exam session three weeks prior to exam date. Students should schedule exam within 72 hours of exam date to prevent late fees.
Possible Test-Taking Environments Classroom or computer lab Home or quiet place with no distractions or movement in the background. Home or quiet place with no distractions or movement in the background.
Key Features
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized.
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and network monitoring applications.
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented.
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading.
  • Start exam immediately.
  • Recorded ID check.
  • Student exam sessions are recorded via webcam and available to instructors for review.
  • Suspicious behaviors flagged and ranked.
  • Facial detection check can prevent exam from starting or prompt students to stay in frame.
  • 24/7 live scheduling platform.
  • Multi-factor identity verification.
  • Guided live exam launch process.
  • Live monitoring and intervention from real proctor.
  • End-to-end recording of webcam and screen.
  • Incident reporting with 24 hours.
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