Removing Respondus from your Canvas Course

Program Expired: July 31, 2022

Pursuant to the announcement from Deputy Provost Lynn Okagaki, Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor expired on July 31, 2022.  (Respondus 4.0 continues to be available for converting non-Canvas files to Canvas Quizzes.)

IT Academic Technology Services consultants are available to discuss your specific teaching situation and assessment options.

After July 31, 2022

When you copy an old course that used Respondus in the past:

  • Rename quizzes in your new Canvas course, leaving the previous quiz names intact in your old course.
  • In your new course, check the settings on each of your assessments to ensure that Respondus is no longer active.
  • Remove any Respondus instructions from your syllabus, Canvas course home page, or elsewhere in your course.

IT Academic Technology Services consultants are available to discuss your specific teaching situation.

Redesign your Canvas course without Respondus

An IT Academic Technology Services consultant can provide individualized advice for redesigning your course.

A partial list of course design considerations includes:

  1. Consider Alternative Summative Assessment and UD Online Testing Center Information for Faculty.
  2. Design Canvas exams to function as open-book tests.
  3. Use Canvas Quizzes to create additional low stakes formative assessment opportunities.
  4. Consider a mix of question types and include at least one open-ended, personalized-answer question.
  5. Consider including a student honesty statement that students must affirm as the first quiz question.
  6. Consider formula questions in Canvas: these allow variable ranges that present each student with a variation of the question while retaining auto-grading features.
  7. Consider using a creative assignment package as the basis for a video or other creative project and develop grading criteria and expectations using a grading rubric.
  8. Consider an exam submission that demonstrates learning through writing, such as short essays or case studies.
  9. Consider a file upload question so students can include a file showing their work.
  10. Use additional Canvas quiz options that can improve assessment integrity.  The Canvas Community page, Quiz Settings to Maximize Security, includes information about shuffle answers, time limit, multiple attempts, when students see their quiz responses, and showing one question at a time.

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