We’d like to share some exciting new features of two popular remote learning tools supported by Harper College:

Webex Recordings

For those of you who use Webex to conduct online sessions, you now have the capability to share the recordings links directly with students. These links, which are password-protected, can be shared via Blackboard or email. Watch this quick video tutorial that will show you how to share Webex recording links with students.

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Respondus

A “beta” release of a new Chromebook extension for Respondus LockDown Browser is currently available. Prior to this release, Chromebooks were not compatible with Blackboard exams that required the use of the Respondus Lockdown Browser or Monitor. This Chromebook extension also supports the use of Chromebooks with webcams when using Respondus Monitor for automated proctoring of exams.

Instructors will need to allow the use of LockDown Browser for Chromebook on a per exam basis. From the LockDown Browser Dashboard, expand “Advanced Settings” and select the option to “Allow students to use LockDown Browser for Chromebook” (see image below).

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Students using a Chromebook will need to use the Respondus LD Browser installation link in the course menu. The link will direct the student to the Chrome web store, at which point they should select “Add to Chrome” to install the LockDown Browser Extension. When students take a Chromebook enabled exam, LockDown Browser/Monitor will automatically launch at the appropriate time. Please see this Respondus Chromebook resource for more information. Grab-and-Go syllabus verbiage is available if you’d like to add Lockdown Browser information to your course syllabus.

The Academy for Teaching Excellence is here to help you find creative and constructive ways to integrate technology into your instruction. If you would like to consult with the Academy to choose the best tool to fit your needs, please fill out the Online Instruction Support Form.