Many of BCC’s professors give tests which are timed online exams and proctored exams. These online exams can use the Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor for remote proctoring of exams.

What is Remote proctoring?

Remote proctoring uses a webcam to monitor students when they are taking exams. While face-to-face in-class exams have a live proctor, online classes use a remote proctoring solution to help students take exams from off-campus locations.

To familiarize with remote proctoring solution Respondus Browser and Respondus Monitor, watch a short video (2 min.) and check out the quick start guide.

What are the technical requirements?

If testing in your course is done using Respondus Monitor, you will need a Windows or Mac computer with a webcam.

  • Windows: 11 and 10 Details
  • Mac: macOS 10.13 to 13.0+
  • iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. Details
  • Chromebook: Details
  • A Webcam built-in laptop or installed on compatible device.


Where do I download the Respondus LockDown Browser?

You will be prompted to download Respondus LockDown Browser when you click on an exam in your online course. Follow on screen instructions to install RDLB.  If you have already installed RDLB, you can click Launch LockDown Browser to attempt the exam.

How do I take an online exam with RDLB and RM?

To take an exam which requires RDLB launch LockDown Browser, it will prompt you to close all applications open on your computer. After you click “Yes,” to close all applications, click on “Start Quiz.” Then follow the on screen instructions to get your webcam working.

Where can I get help?

Students can initiate a live chat session through the 24/7 “Help Center” in Respondus Monitor to resolve technical issues. You may check out frequently asked Student support site.