Using Respondus Monitor with Pearson MyLab | Digital Learning Office

The Respondus LockDown Browser is integrated with Pearson MyLab. The LockDown Browser and Monitor can be enabled under Course Settings on the MyLab site. Once enabled, you can require LockDown Browser and Monitor for specific scans.

This is a two-step process:

  1. Enable LockDown Browser and Monitor in the course on the Pearson MyLab site.
  2. Adjust the settings of the scans you intend to require for LockDown Browser and Monitor.

You can learn more about using Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor with MyLab by watching the following video from Respondus: Responded Monitor for Pearson MyLab Tests

Enabling Browser and LockDown Monitor in Course

Before you can use Respondus Monitor for your Pearson MyLab course, you will need to find the license code in the course on WebCampus. You will then enter the code on the Pearson MyLab course site during setup.

The license code is unique for each instructor. To find the code, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to your course on WebCampus, then the LockDown Browser Dashboard.


2nd step: Click on the Other systems tongue. You will see a code under the Pearson MyLab section. Copy the code.

[Figure 1] Screenshot of the LockDown browser dashboard with the Other Systems tab open. The code appears in the tab’s content area and is circled.

To continue configuring Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to course settings in MyLab, then scroll down and find learning aids and testing options. Click Edit.

Screenshot of the MyLab Learning Tools and Testing Options window
[Figure 2] MyLab Teaching Aids and Test Options window.


2nd step: Check the LockDown Browser option if you want to use only the LockDown Browser, and “Use automated monitoring in this course” if you also want to record student screen activities and test behaviors. Be sure to choose “Respondus Monitor Monitoring” as a monitoring partner.

Screenshot of the MyLab Learning Aids and Testing Options settings with arrows pointing to the Automated Monitoring and Locking browser toggles enabled and the Respondus Monitor Proctoring option in the drop-down menu.
[Figure 3] Screenshot of the MyLab Learning Aids and Testing Options settings with arrows pointing to the Automated Monitoring and Locking browser toggles enabled and the Respondus Monitor Proctoring option in the drop-down menu.


Step 3: Click on the link “Finish the Respondus Monitor Proctoring license setup”. This will open a pop-up asking you to enter the Respondus Monitor license. Paste the code you found in the WebCampus course in the previous step. Then click To make available. do not forget to to safeguard change.

Respondus Monitor Proctoring license configuration window.
[Figure 4] Respondus Monitor Proctoring license configuration window.

You have successfully activated Respondus Monitor in your MyLab course. In the Course settingsyou can see below Learning aids and Trial optionsLockDown Browser and Monitor are used.

Settings for learning aids and testing options
[Figure 5] Settings for learning aids and testing options

Configuring Browser and LockDown Monitor for Exams

This can be done when you create an exam or by editing the exam settings. Follow the simple steps below to add the browser and monitor lock requirement to an existing exam.

Step 1: Go to Assignment Manager and find the exam or test for which you intend to require proctoring. Picking out Edit from Stock menu.


2nd step: On the Edit quiz page, go to Choose Settings. In the Access Control section, choose the option for LockDown Browser and Proctoring. (Note that students may NOT use the iPad for proctored Pearson MyLab exams.) Select the option to use the calculator. So to safeguardWhere Save and Assign.

Pearson MyLab Access Control Options
[Figure 6] Pearson MyLab Access Control Options

Access the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard

After enabling Respondus Monitor for exams, you can adjust settings and view recordings on the Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard. The dashboard is accessible in Assignment Managerbelow More tools.

Pearson MyLab Assignment Manager screen with the More Tools drop-down menu enabled and Respondus Monitor Proctoring Dashboard selected from the menu.
[Figure 7] Pearson MyLab Assignment Manager screen with the More Tools drop-down menu enabled and Respondus Monitor Proctoring Dashboard selected from the menu.

On the dashboard, note that only exams that require Respondus Monitor are listed. Click on the Advanced settings link, and you can view and adjust monitoring settings. To learn more about monitoring settings, see the Using Respondus Monitor for WebCampus Questionnaires guide. To view student recordings, go to the Video Review link. To learn more about viewing student recordings, see the Respondus Monitor Recording Review guide.

Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard
[Figure 8] Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard

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