IN THIS SECTION
- Online Campus at Navarro College
- Online / Hybrid Programs
- Online Proctoring (Testing)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
- Virtual College of Texas (VCT)
- Learning Instructional Methods
- Online Student Experience
Online Campus Proctoring (Testing)
Students who are enrolled in online courses at Navarro College may be required to take exams in a proctored environment. Your course syllabus will let you know whether or not proctored testing is required.
Testing requirements may vary from course to course. Options for online testing may include the following:
1. Schedule an appointment with a Navarro College Testing Center location.
There is no charge to take tests for Navarro College classes, but space is limited.
2. Locate a proctoring site that is local to you.
This site must be approved by your professor and may require additional fees and completing the Proctor Agreement Form.
3. Testing in a non-proctored environment using Navarro College's online remote proctoring system
(Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor) - if allowed by the professor. For this option, students must have access to a compatible computer, a webcam/mic, and a reliable internet connection. See details below.
Respondus LockDown Browser Information for Students
Lockdown Browser takes the place of a standard web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) and must be installed on a Windows or Mac computer. Watch this video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser:
Note for Chromebook Users: A version of LockDown Browser is now available for Chromebooks. Your professor will need to enable the Chromebook version in the LockDown Browser settings on each exam. This version is still in its testing phase, so please be advised there are some limitations with LockDown Browser for Chromebook users. Read the article on the Respondus Technical Support page: Limitations and/or Known Issues with LockDown Browser for Chromebook
Note for iPad Users: Respondus Lockdown Browser can be downloaded on an iPad, but permission to use iPad must be granted by the instructor in the LockDown Browser settings.
Download and install LockDown Browser from this link:
This link may also be provided by your professor in Canvas.
What are the computer requirements for installations of Respondus LockDown Browser? Visit the following: LockDown Browser Requirements
RESPONDUS LOCKDOWN SITES
Respondus Lockdown is available on all Navarro College open lab and library computers, including Testing Center locations. An appointment may be required.
Using LockDown Browser
Note: You won’t be able to access tests that require Lockdown Browser with a standard web browser.
If you do not use Lockdown Browser when required, you will be asked for a password and/or receive an error message will indicate that the test requires the use of LockDown Browser.
Start LockDown Browser and navigate to the exam to continue.
When taking an online test, follow these guidelines for the best experience:
Student Troubleshooting Resources
Most issues with Lockdown Browser are related to connectivity or firewall settings. To minimize issues:
Where do I get HELP?
For additional technical assistance, contact
Mr. Matt Miller, Dean of Online Instruction