CIOL Blackboard Webinars

You may join these live webinars from anywhere (on- or off-campus) with a laptop or computer with a reliable internet connection.

CIOL will e-mail a link to join the Webinar the day before the session.

Please register at least one day in advanced.

These are popular sessions, so please know that we will schedule additional sessions soon if all sessions below are full.

How to Enroll

You may enroll by clicking on one of the registration links below to participate in a session. If you have trouble registering please email and indicate the session in which you wish to enroll.

Please move on to the next session if your first choice is full. CIOL is adding sessions to meet demand so also check back to see updates.

Create Tests, Lockdown and Monitor Your Exams with Respondus

Respondus has two tools that assist faculty with their Blackboard assessments. One is Respondus LockDown Browser, which is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system. It locks down computers to prevent cheating during exams. The other one is Respondus Monitor, which builds upon the power of LockDown Browser, using a student’s webcam and industry-leading video analytics to prevent cheating during non-proctored exams. It integrates seamlessly with Blackboard. Miami Dade College (MDC) has college-wide unlimited licenses for both of these tools. The presenters will discuss how these tools are currently used at MDC. During the presentation, the Respondus 4.0 tool will be covered. It is the tool that faculty can use to generate tests and upload to Blackboard.


  • Identify the steps on how to use Respondus 4.0 to generate tests to upload to Bb
  • Distinguish the difference between Respondus Monitor and Respondus Lockdown Browser.
  • Identify the steps on how to access and utilize the Respondus Monitor tool through the Blackboard platform.
  • Discuss Best Practices associated with the use of Respondus Monitor and Respondus Lockdown Browser.