TLAC Recommendations

The Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Committee (TLAC) shall:

  • Advise the CIO and the Provost on technologies and issues related to teaching and learning.
  • Advise the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Develop and review academic technology standards, guidelines, and policies.
  • Advise on priorities for academic technology initiatives.
  • Provide a forum for investigation and advises on new teaching and learning technologies.
  • Facilitate communications regarding academic teaching and learning initiatives.

Teaching and Learning Technologies

Exam Proctoring Services - Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor 

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within the Desire2Learn (eCourseware) platform. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. Available for both Windows and Mac.

TLAC Recommendation

  • Discontinue the Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor services.  

  • The Center for Teaching and Learning will pilot Proctor U for midterm and final exams. 

ProctorU's use of live proctors add convenience to the test-taker's experience. Proctors are essential to many institutions in catching breaches of academic integrity. Live proctors are able to intervene if test-takers have others attempt to sit in for their exams. Proctors also manage the use of unpermitted materials on their exams. Test-takers connect to a proctor via webcam. The proctor uses screen-sharing software to close any programs the exam candidate may not be allowed to use. The proctor also uses screen-sharing to monitor the test-taker's screen throughout the entirety of the examination. The proctor also requests a tour of the room in which the test-taker is testing. The proctor may also request to check the actual monitor with a reflective device.

Next Steps & FAQs

How long will these services be available on campus?

  • The Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor services have been discontinued as of Fall 2016.

Who do I contact regarding my course(s) that may use these services?

  • Contact the ITS Center for Teaching and Learning by submitting a consultation request. Select the Exam Proctoring Services 

  • Would you like to use Proctor U for your midterm and final exam? Please submit a ticket request for the Center for Teaching and Learning to setup your course(s). Select Proctor U.