Respondus Monitor - Reviewing Exam Videos

Reviewing Respondus Monitor Video Content



This guide will show you how to review exam recordings from exams that utilize Respondus Monitor


  1. To review recorded materials, you will go to the LockDown Browser panel in the Quizzes section of your D2L course. There, you will select "Class Results" from the drop down menu to the left of the quiz name.
  2. On this page you will see a list of the students who have completed the exam, along with a "review priority" which is determined by the number of events that have been flagged by Respondus Monitor's video algorithms. Events such as looking away from the camera, other people in frame, internet interruptions and webcam disconnections will all result in video flags. Quiz attempts with high priority should be manually reviewed to ensure the quiz was taken correctly and there were no instances of cheating.
  • When reviewing individual attempts you will have an interface which allows you to scrub through the video to manually review falgged events. In the screenshot below, the interface is broken down as such:
    • 1. Summary of key data
    • 2. List of flags and milestones for review
    • 3. Video playback controls
    • 4. Timeline with flags (red) and milestones (blue)
    • 5. Image thumbnails





Flags and Milestones – A list of events generated from a quiz session. Flags are events where a problem might exist, whereas milestones are general timestamps such as quiz start, or when a question is answered.


Flags include issues such as the student missing from the frame, multiple people/different person in frame, webcam disconnected, internet interruption, etc.

Flags are not cheating – Flagged events and the review priorty do not determine weather or not a student was cheating. Rather, they are tools to help identify activities or situations where instructors need to review due to the data being of too low quality to analyze.

Facial Detection is Important – Most of the flagging events rely heavily on detecting the students face. If students face can not be detected it isn’t possible to determine if the test taker is missing or someone else.

If you’re getting lots of flags – It’s important for your students to take these exams in clear, well-lit environments. Laying down in bed, poor lighting, hats, bad lighting (direct sunlight, dim lighting) and distractions can all produce flags.

Continuous improvement – Respondus Monitor is continually improving and being enhanced so instructors can focus on teaching rather than digging through flagged events from exam sessions.

Things to consider:

Students do not have access to a proctored environment - Great for high school students as well
Cost barrier for proctored tests
Students don’t have to schedule proctors – can focus on coursework
Students may not have compatible device/webcam – While uncommon, it is possible that students do not have a webcam such as if they use a desktop computer.
Troubleshooting overhead – Not all students – especially off campus students – have the same or even similar devices. DSU ITS fully supports the Fujitsu assigned devices, but troubleshooting can be difficult for distance students who have their own devices.
Privacy Considerations – Respondus stores video data for 5 years by default. Some students aren’t comfortable using systems that use facial recognition or that store their facial data. It’s important to disclose to your students when using these products and to provide alternate options for testing.


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