Enable Respondus Exam Proctoring for Blackboard-Integrated MindTap

If you use Blackboard®, you can prevent cheating by using Respondus® LockDown Browser® or Respondus Monitor®. Create a Blackboard test that requires Respondus and use it to link to MindTap. Your students will continue to be monitored by Respondus while they complete their exam in MindTap.

This procedure is for Blackboard courses with the Original Course View.

Respondus LockDown Browser prevents:
  • access to any other application
  • printing and screen capture functions
  • copying and pasting
Respondus Monitor also turns on students' web cameras to ensure they do not use prohibited notes or other resources in addition to preventing the actions listed above.

Students should download Respondus LockDown Browser ahead of time, or they will be prompted to do so when they open their assignment.

You must first create a password protected exam in MindTap.

Add a link to your exam in Blackboard.

  1. In your Blackboard course, locate your MindTap exam link, right click, and copy the link address.

    This is the link you will add to your Blackboard test.

  2. Navigate to a content area in your Blackboard course.
  3. Click Assessments > Test.
  4. Click Create.
  5. Enter the necessary information and click Submit.
  6. Click Create question > True/False.
  7. Enter a question title.
  8. Add your exam link to Question Text.
    1. Enter Exam link in the text box.
    2. Select the text and click insert/edit link.
    3. Paste your exam link in Link Path.
    4. Set Target to Open in New Window and click Insert.
  9. Click Submit > OK.
  10. In the sidebar, select Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser.

    Your new test is listed.

  11. Click options > Settings.
  12. Select Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.
  13. Click Advanced Settings > Allow access to specific web domains.
  14. Copy and paste the following domains:
    gateway.cengage.com,aplia.apps.ng.cengage.com,​cnow.apps.ng.cengage.com,ng.cengage.com,​cengage.com,auth.cengage.com,sam.cengage.com
  15. Optional: To require Respondus Monitor in addition to LockDown Browser, select Require Respondus Monitor for this exam.
  16. Click Save + Close.

Open your Blackboard test in student view to test the experience and make sure you can access your MindTap exam.

Publish your Blackboard test to make it available to students.