Given cost considerations and campus-wide requests, we have decided (effective immediately) to offer Respondus Lock Down Browser and/or Monitor (LDB + Monitor), in addition to Proctorio, for our courses that require proctored exams. Additional information as to the differences between Respondus and Proctorio and be found here.
It is important to note that Respondus is supported through the vendor, and all service questions will run directly through Respondus support.
Both Proctorio and Respondus LDB + Monitor are turned “off” by default for all courses at UW-Milwaukee, and units (schools/colleges/departments) are required to pay for their course’s use of either proctoring tool. If you are planning to use either tool this semester, you can easily request their activation via a Canvas External Tool Request.
- Proctorio – The cost for Proctorio has risen significantly this year to $22 per student license. This means that for $22, a student can take as many exams as they need with Proctorio. If you intend to use Proctorio for the fall semester, please let us know if possible by August 15th: email Lane Sunwall (email@example.com) indicating what courses and how many student license you anticipate using for the fall 2023 semester.
- Respondus LDB + Monitor – The cost for Respondus LDB + Monitor is much lower than Proctorio, and will not exceed $12 per student license. The final price will depend on the number of users. If you are interested in using Respondus LDB + Monitor, request its activation via a Canvas External Tool Request..
*Student License means that for every student that takes any number of proctored exams in fall 2023, the university will be charged a total of $15.00. So if a student takes 1 exam – the university will be charged $15.00. If the same student takes 1, 2, or any number, of additional exams, the total price charged will remain $15.00.
For many, a proctored service may not be necessary, and when possible we encourage instructors to identify alternatives. Exam alternatives may be found below, or feel free to reach out to Lane Sunwall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ed Price (email@example.com), or Kathy Pinkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org) [L&S courses only] to further discuss Proctorio or alternatives.
As always CETL remains eager to help in any way necessary to advance the goals of your course and improve student outcomes.
CETL Proctoring TIPS
- Tip 1: Don’t use Proctorio (or any other online proctoring service)
- Tip 2: Reduce Anxiety by Explaining Proctorio to Students
- Tip 3: Explain how to use Proctorio before your first graded exam
- Tip 4: Offer students robust feedback, help them plan for the next exam, and (if possible) provide opportunities for makeup points.