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Using Respondus Lockdown Browser with a Pearson MyLab course

South Suburban College has an institutional license for Respondus Lockdown Browser.  Students should never have to pay any fees associated with Respondus Lockdown Browser.

If using a MyPearson lab course, instructors will have to complete an additional step to avoid students paying a fee.  It’s a one-time set up of connecting Respondus Lockdown Browser in D2L to their Pearson  MyLab course.

Step 1: Enter your course in D2L

  • Select Quizzes > LockDown Browser
  • Select Continue
  • Under LockDown Browser Resources > Select Other Systems
  • Select the + icon next to Pearson MyLab
  • Copy the Pearson MyLab Code (code is unique for each instructor)

Step 2: Go to your Pearson MyLab course

  • Navigate to course settings > Learning Aids and Test Options
  • Under LockDown Browser and Proctoring > Check Use Automated Monitor in this course
  • Select Complete the Respondus Monitor Proctoring license Set up
  • Paste the Pearson MyLab Code from Step 1 above
  • Select Make Available

Using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor to Proctor Assessments

A fully automated proctoring solution integrated with D2L that uses a student’s webcam to record and analyze student exam sessions.

Overview Video / What is Respondus?

Preparing an Exam for Use with Lockdown Browswer & Respondus Monitor

Join Kimberly Marks as she walks us through the process she uses to set up Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser for her course assessments.

TLC Workshop – April 22, 2021 / Kim Marks shares her experience with Jamie Welling using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor to proctor her exams online.

Resources

Rapid rollout for instructors: https://web.respondus.com/rapid-rollout-instructors/

Weekly training webinars: https://web.respondus.com/webinars/

Guides for Faculty and Students (including information to add to your syllabus): https://web.respondus.com/he/monitor/resources/

Using Respondus Monitor for Pearson MyLab: https://web.respondus.com/pearson-mylab/

Technical Support: https://support.respondus.com/

PRO TIPS

  1. Respondus is not compatible with tablets (other then iPads), cell phones or Chromebooks.  Our web analytics tell us that 50% of our students are accessing our web resources with one of these devices.
  2. Students with screen readers and other web accessibility software will also more than likely have compatibility issues.
  3. Students are required to have a webcam and compatible device for Respondus to work. Workstations have been set up in the computer lab (Fish Bowl) at the South Holland campus and in the Computer Lab at the Oak Forest campus for student use.

Entering Final Grades in D2L

STEPS TO ENTER FINAL GRADES

As an instructor, it is important that you enter data for each of your students in each of your courses. This information must be submitted to Ellucian Colleague through D2L Brightspace. This data is due on different dates and it MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME. Failure to do so impacts South Suburban College financially. If you are uncertain about a deadline for a particular course, please contact your department secretary or dean. It is your responsibility to know the calendar for your course.

Submitting Final Grades

While it isn’t necessary for you to submit daily attendance to the College for your course, it is necessary that you let us know if a student has stopped attending your course by entering the LAST ATTENDANCE DATE. It is not necessary to enter a LAST ATTENDANCE DATE for student that attend your course regularly. This data must be submitted by the deadline. The “Never Attended” box should only be checked at 10th Day when Attendance Verification is submitted. Submitting “Never Attended” at the end of the semester can have negative consequences on a student’s financial aid.

STEPS TO ENTER FINAL GRADES

1. Choose GRADES from the D2L NAV BAR.

D2L Nav Bar

2. If you are not using the grade book in D2L choose ENTER GRADES to access the EXPORT TO SIS option. If are using the D2L grade book you will immediately see the EXPORT TO SIS option here.

D2L Gradebook Link
Export SIS Link

3. Choose FINAL GRADE from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Final Grade Drop Down

NOTE: BE SURE TO ENTER FINAL GRADE DATA IN FINAL GRADES. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS. If you accidentally submitted data in this field earlier in the semester the only way to clear that data from Colleague is to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student impacted.

4. Enter the final grades into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled.

Grade Over Ride Field

5. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

6. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

7. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling to the far right column. If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Export Status Message
Always check for errors. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

8. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export section individual to submit data.

NOTE: Students will only be able to see the information you submit through the EXPORT TO SIS in SSC Self-Service unless you build this information into your regular D2L grade book.

Entering Active Pursuit and Midterms in D2L

As an instructor, it is important that you enter data for each of your students in each of your courses. This information must be submitted to Ellucian Colleague through D2L Brightspace. This data is due on different dates and it MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME. Failure to do so impacts South Suburban College financially. If you are uncertain about a deadline for a particular course, please contact your department secretary or dean. It is your responsibility to know the calendar for your course.

Submitting Active Pursuit and Midterm Grades

While it isn’t necessary for you to submit daily attendance to the College for your course, it is necessary that you submit Active Pursuit data for each student. Active Pursuit simply lets us know that a student is still attending class. An “S” (satisfactory) or “NS” (not satisfactory) is to be entered into the “Override Grade” field on the Midterm Grade 2 screen. If a student has stopped attending your course by the deadline, that student should be issued an “NS” and as well as their LAST ATTENDANCE DATE should entered on the Midterm Grade 2 screen. This data must be submitted by the deadline. The “Never Attended” box should only be checked at 10th Day when Attendance Verification is submitted. Submitting “Never Attended” at Midterm can have negative consequences on a student’s financial aid.

STEPS TO ENTER ACTIVE PURSUIT

1. Choose GRADES from the D2L NAV BAR.

D2L Nav Bar

2. If you are not using the grade book in D2L choose ENTER GRADES to access the EXPORT TO SIS option. If are using the D2L grade book you will immediately see the EXPORT TO SIS option here.

D2L Gradebook Link
Export SIS Link

3. Choose Midterm 2 from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Do Not Use Grade Type is FInal Grade

NOTE: DO NOT ENTER ACTIVE PURSUIT DATA IN FINAL GRADES. If you enter data into the Final Grade Tab by mistake you will be required to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student individually. This creates a lot of extra work for you, your dean and the Registration team. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS.

Midterm Grade 2 Drop Down

4. Enter either an S or NS into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled. If you are entering an NS for a student please also enter their LAST ATTENDANCE DATE.

Last Attendance Date

5. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

6. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

7. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling to the far right column. If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK-MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Click this floating arrow to scroll right and verify the status of your export.
Export Status Message
Always check for error. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

8. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export each section individually to submit data.

STEPS TO ENTERING MIDTERM GRADES

Do Not Use Grade Type is FInal Grade

NOTE: DO NOT ENTER MIDTERM DATA IN FINAL GRADES. If you enter data into the Final Grade Tab by mistake you will be required to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student individually. This creates a lot of extra work for you, your dean and the Registration team. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS.

1. Choose Midterm 1 from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Midterm Grade 1 Drop Down

2. Enter your midterm grades into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled.

Field to Overgrade Data

3. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK -MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

4. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

5. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling right to the last column. If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK-MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Click this floating arrow to scroll right and verify the status of your export.
Export Status Message
Always check for errors. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

6. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export each section individually to submit data.

NOTE: Students will only be able to see the information you submit through the EXPORT TO SIS in SSC Self-Service unless you build this information into your regular D2L grade book.

D2L Subscription Training / Brightspace Community

Our D2L Subscription training provides you unlimited access to on-demand and live D2L sessions. It allows convenient access anytime, anywhere. Additionally tiered training (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) is also available.

How to Register

  • Create a Brightspace Community account at https://community.brightspace.com/s/. Be sure to use your SSC email address as a part of the account creation process.  Many of you will already have an account that we created for you in the spring. Please choose the password recovery option to reset the password.
  • Check your inbox for an email from Brightspace Community and follow the directions to complete your account setup (check your spam or junk folder if you did not receive an email). 
  • Log into the Brightspace Community at https://community.brightspace.com/s/
  • Click on Learning Center in the navigation bar. 
Learning Center Link

  • Click on the “Subscription Training

Subscription Training

  • From the playlist drop-down in the upper right hand corner, select “Beginner Learning Environment for HE”.  Click on the first module in the blue film strip (Introduction to Learning Environment) to begin.

HE Playlist

Feel free to register for other advanced D2L courses after completing the Beginner course.

Getting Started with Bongo

Bongo provides much more than an integrated virtual classroom within D2L Brightspace. With video assignments, you can engage students in a whole new form of virtual assessment. Be sure to check out Question & Answer and Interactive Video assignments.

TLC WORKSHOP GETTING STARTED WITH BONGO – MAY 5, 2021

Join Jamie Welling and the team for step-by-step instruction on getting started with Bongo.

FACULTY ROUNDTABLE – APRIL 13, 2020

Learn about Bongo and hear from our panelist Amy Kelley, Michael Wilson, and Steve Vivian along with our host Jamie Welling all who are actively using Bongo.

CHECK OUT THIS GREAT TRAINING RESOURCES!

Video Overview – We have the premium version so our meeting time has been increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes.

Virtual Video Training with Bongo with D2L – January 6, 2021

Add a Video Assignment in D2L Brightspace

Getting Started with Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom and Video Assignments – Learner Guide

Virtual Classroom and Video Assignments – Instructor Guide

Bongo Support Page

Bongo Knowledge Base

BONGO PRO TIPS:

  • Bongo is a web-based solution. There is no software to download.
  • Bongo is completely integrated with D2L, there is no need to create an account with Bongo.
  • We have the premium version so our meeting time has been increased from 60 minutes to 240 minutes.
  • When you schedule a Virtual Classroom session it will automatically be added to the student’s calendar.
  • Virtual Classroom recordings can be added to your course content automatically.
  • Virtual backgrounds are unfortunately not available in Bongo at this time.
  • Virtual Classroom and meeting recordings are available to students through the D2L Brightspace Pulse app.
  • The digital whiteboard can be enlarged.
  • If you choose automatic recording, the recording will begin automatically at the scheduled meeting time and stop when the meeting ends. You will not be able to start and stop the recording unless you choose the manual mode.
  • Instructors will be able to access a scheduled meeting 10 minutes before it starts. Students will gain access at the scheduled meeting start time.
  • The length of time you schedule for a meeting is a hard time and the meeting will end automatically when time is up. You will receive a count down.
  • Breakout rooms are not recorded.
  • A video assignment will not appear in the D2L Grade Book until the first assignment is graded. There is no need to manually create the assignment.
  • Audio from videos isn’t sharable from an external source (YouTube, etc.). Available options are the instructor’s use of an external microphone, posting the link to the course in advance like pre-reading, sharing the video link in the chat at the appropriate time during the class, and allowing students a certain period to view it.
  • Bongo’s default view is Presentation view. To view more students cameras, you can toggle to Large Gallery view under settings.

Entering Attendance Verification in D2L

As an instructor, it is important that you enter data for each of your students in each of your courses. This information must be submitted to Ellucian Colleague through D2L Brightspace. This data is due on different dates and it MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME. Failure to do so impacts South Suburban College financially. If you are uncertain about a deadline for a particular course, please contact your department secretary or dean. It is your responsibility to know the calendar for your course.

Submitting Attendance Verification

While it isn’t necessary for you to submit daily attendance to the College for your course, it is necessary that you submit an Attendance Verification for each student. Attendance Verification simply lets us know that a student has attended class within the first few meetings of the course and helps set the student up for a successful semester. An “S” (satisfactory) or “NS” (not satisfactory) is to be entered into the “Override Grade” field on the Midterm Grade 3 screen. If a student has not attended your course by the deadline, that student should be issued an “NS” and the “Never Attended” box should be checked on the Midterm Grade 3 screen. This data must be submitted by the deadline. Waiting to check the “Never Attended” box until a later time can have negative consequences on a student’s financial aid.

When the “Never Attended” box is check, students receive a notice that they have 3 days to contact the instructor or Registration to notify them that an error has been made. At the end of the three day period, the student will be dropped from the course. Do not wait until MIDTERM to mark a student as NEVER ATTENDED. It hurts the student in the long run. It is always possible to re-admit a student if they were dropped in error or in working with your dean an exception needs to be made.

STEPS TO ENTERING ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION

  1. Choose GRADES from the D2L NAV BAR.
D2L Nav Bar

2. If you are not using the grade book in D2L choose ENTER GRADES to access the EXPORT TO SIS option. If are using the D2L grade book you will immediately see the EXPORT TO SIS option here.

D2L Gradebook Link
Export SIS Link

3. Choose Midterm 3 from the grade type drop-down menu. By default, the menu is set to Final Grades.

Do Not Use Grade Type is FInal Grade

NOTE: This data is entered incorrectly more than any other required data. DO NOT ENTER ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION DATA IN FINAL GRADES TAB. If you enter data into the Final Grade Tab by mistake you will be required to submit a paper Change of Grade form for each student individually. This creates a lot of extra work for you, your dean and the Registration team. Be sure to use only CAPITAL LETTERS.

Use Grade Type Midterm 3

4. Enter either an S or NS into the OVERRIDE GRADE field for each student enrolled.

5. If you are issuing an NS for a student for ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION you should also be checking the “NEVER ATTENDED” box for that student.

6. Be sure to verify there is a CHECK MARK in the box to the left of every student’s name you wish to export. Failure to check the box will result in that student being excluded from the export to ELLUCIAN COLLEAGUE and your data will not be transmitted.

Check Students Name to the Left

7. Click EXPORT on the bottom left-hand side of the screen.

Export Button

8. Review the export results of the submissions for each student by scrolling to the right If you receive an error other than STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION, try submitting the data a second time. Don’t forget to add a CHECK-MARK next to the student’s name you wish to export again. If the process fails a second time, please email ssconline@ssc.edu. An error of STUDENT IS NOT ACTIVE IN THE SECTION requires no further action and is an indication that the student has dropped the course. It is okay to skip this student in the future.

Arrow to Scroll Right
Click this floating arrow to scroll right and verity the status of your export.
Export Status Message
Always check for errors. They will display immediately after the export is complete.

9. If your course is cross-listed change the section using the drop-down listing the other courses and repeat the steps for each cross-listed section.

Cross-listed Drop Down Menu
You must select and export each section individual to submit data.

NOTE: Students will only be able to see the information you submit through the EXPORT TO SIS in SSC Self-Service unless you build this information into your regular D2L grade book.