Boss larry wrote:I just took my first test on the Respondus lockdown browser where they literally invade your privacy. (Still wondering if it’s legal and compulsory for schools to enforce this rule). I researched it a little bit after and it says that it will flag you for "suspicious behaviors", it uses your webcam as an eye tracker that sees if you guise off screen if you leave your computer unattended to for a period or if someone enters the room and can even use your mic to record your sound so no one can whisper to you the answers.
I drank tea and ate my lunch while taking my test since that still seem legal, so I got up holding my surface pro and explaining what I was doing to the camera in order to turn on a light. I also talked to myself the whole time because the test had some weird calculations and I had to read some of the questions aloud to myself.
Have you guys who have taken Respondus proctored tests before been flagged for things like this? If so, did your professor think you were cheating or just realize you are a weirdo who mumbles to themselves and drinks at their PRIVATE time?
I totally agree with you on this. The Respondus Lockdown Browser doesn't seem to me like something that is going to last very long. My course mates are totally against it as well.
This forum has actually been very helpful for solving problems like these. I just tried the VM method @fairytale mentioned and I was able to launch a separate tab while working on my tests. I hope this last for a while before the vulnerabilities are patched. Cheeeeeers!