cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted

Secure online quiz delivery

Jump to solution

Hi

We have had Respondus Lockdown Browser for some years and unfortunately, we have had little success with it providing a consistent experiecne for testing- the biggest issue is that it fails tio display images consistenly for students....some get them ...others don't.

I am wanting to explore other options that are available. Can anyone let me know if they have a differnt setup to deliver quizzes securely??

Also, if anyone is using Repondus to do testing have they had any issues with images not appearing consistently for students???

Tags (1)
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Explorer III

Hi Greg,

When some students are able to see the images in a quiz with LockDown Browser but others aren't, there are a couple of likely causes:

First, bandwidth problems on the student's part can interfere with images loading, especially if the images are large.  This can affect non-LockDown Browser tests too, of course, but it cam be exacerbated by LockDown Browser, especially if the images are large and you're also using Monitor (which can be a big consumer of bandwidth).

Occasionally we've seen file permissions be a problem, especially with quizzes copied from another course, but that's something that usually affects all students trying to take that test.

The other likely cause that's cropped up since the 1-05-2019 update is that the default domain for Canvas file uploads changed (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-16061-canvas-release-notes-2019-01-05#jive_content_id_Domai... ), and this broke many image links for LockDown Browser in many tests created after that.  Respondus released a fix in the next Lockdown Browser update, but students using older versions of Lockdown Browser may still see broken images.

Mike

View solution in original post

1 Reply
Highlighted
Explorer III

Hi Greg,

When some students are able to see the images in a quiz with LockDown Browser but others aren't, there are a couple of likely causes:

First, bandwidth problems on the student's part can interfere with images loading, especially if the images are large.  This can affect non-LockDown Browser tests too, of course, but it cam be exacerbated by LockDown Browser, especially if the images are large and you're also using Monitor (which can be a big consumer of bandwidth).

Occasionally we've seen file permissions be a problem, especially with quizzes copied from another course, but that's something that usually affects all students trying to take that test.

The other likely cause that's cropped up since the 1-05-2019 update is that the default domain for Canvas file uploads changed (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-16061-canvas-release-notes-2019-01-05#jive_content_id_Domai... ), and this broke many image links for LockDown Browser in many tests created after that.  Respondus released a fix in the next Lockdown Browser update, but students using older versions of Lockdown Browser may still see broken images.

Mike

View solution in original post

Labels