Compare Clemson Proctoring Solutions

Clemson University has 2 solutions for proctoring exams. Use the information below to choose the right one for you.

Respondus LockDown Browser

The Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser that allows teachers to administer tests and quizzes on Canvas while also preventing students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications. Canvas tests that require LockDown Browser cannot be taken with a standard web browser.

Respondus Monitor (uses Lockdown Browser)

Respondus Monitor takes the familiar LockDown Browser and adds a student authentication system and artificial intelligence monitoring system to identify cheating instances. This should only be used on exams that students are completing outside of the classroom. Students will need a computer webcam, photo ID, and Respondus LockDown Browser to complete Canvas assessments that require Monitor. When the assessment is complete, faculty can access a report and the session recording.


None of These Work For Me, What Else Can I Do?

Some faculty have used video conferencing tools like Zoom and WebEx (sometimes in conjunction with the Respondus). If you are interested in this path and would like suggestions on how to set it up, go to our Events page and use Clemson Online Booking to schedule a training session. 

Clemson also has the University Testing and Education Center (UTEC) (Link opens in new tab.), but it is largely reserved for proctoring students with appropriate letters of accommodation from Student Accessibility Services.

Proctor Solution Comparison Summary
Criteria Respondus Lockdown Browser Respondus Monitor
Cost Free Free
Special Browser Yes, a lockdown browser Yes, a lockdown browser
Webcam Recorded No Yes
Microphone Recorded No Yes
Desktop Recorded No No
Recordings Reviewed None, No recordings Yes, by computer
Report Generated No Yes
Recording Available in Report No Yes
Friendly with Textbook Publisher Content Sort of Sort of
Assistive Technology Compatibility (as of Spring 2020)
Assistive Technology Respondus Lockdown Browser Respondus Monitor
Read and Write Not yet Not Yet
JAWS Yes Partially
NVDA Yes Partially
VoiceOver Yes, according to website Yes, according to website
Narrator Yes, according to website Yes, according to website
ChromeVox No No
Dragon Naturally Speaking Partially, according to website Partially, according to website
Windows Speech Recognition Partially Partially
Dictate Undetermined Undetermined

Websites referencing Assistive Technology compatibility: