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Exam Proctoring

Sam Houston State University licenses Respondus Monitor, an on-demand, automated online proctoring service that deters cheating in an online testing environment, as well as provides Student Identity Verification at no cost to the learner.

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Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor Support

SHSU Online Support

Telephone: 936-294-2780


Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser® that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with learning management systems like Blackboard, and is ideal for online testing environments. To learn more about this integration, click here.

Identity Verification Software and ADA Compliance

The Respondus Monitor identity verification software is a component of Respondus Lockdown Browser that layers on top of web pages and learning management system operations, making it accessible to, and tested with, the Freedom Scientific JAWS screen reader. The applications can be managed, installed and operated using only a keyboard, and without the influence or use of a mouse.

Additional Information

Supported Operating Systems
Windows: 10, 8, 7 
Mac: MacOS 10.14 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10
iOS: 7.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. Details.
Chromebook: (K-12 only). Details. 


Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive

Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive

Browser Requirements

LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Both the Windows edition and the Mac edition of the browser are based on Chromium, Google's open source framework. Students do NOT need Google's Chrome browser installed; nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that's already installed.

Learning Management Systems

LockDown Browser integrates with the following learning management systems:

  • Blackboard Learn 9.1 or higher
  • Brightspace 10.x
  • Canvas
  • Moodle 3.x
  • Schoology Enterprise
  • Sakai 2.7.1+

Who do I call if I have a technical issue?

Contact the SHSU Online Support Desk at 936-294-2780 or