Exam Passwords when using LockDown Browser

If you are using LockDown Browser for an exam your giving in eLearning, it is important to remember that you set the test in the Respondus Lockdown Browser tool, NOT in the Test Options.  This is an issue that’s come up several times already this semester.  Below are instructions on where to set your LockDown Browser exam password.


HOW TO change the password for a LockDown Browser exam


Go to Control Panel > Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser.


Click the drop-down button beside the test you’re editing. Choose Modify Settings.


Type in your password. Click Save and Close.


You’ve now added your password to your LockDown Browser exam.



When you turn on LockDown Browser for an exam, if you go into the exam’s Test Options, you’ll see a randomly generated password. DO NOT CHANGE THIS PASSWORD! If you edit this password in any way, your test will not open for your students.  Instead, use the instructions above to edit your password.


For more information on using LockDown Browser in eLearning, click here to watch our video tutorial.  Please email elearning@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.


Merge Course Requests

The new Merge Courses Tool is now available in eLearning for faculty use. This new tool allows faculty to select the courses to combine, click [Merge], and immediately create the new merged course. For instructions on how to access and use the new Merge Courses Tool in eLearning, view the short video tutorial below.  Please contact elearning@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.


VIDEO: Merge Courses Tool Walk-Through

eLearning Pilot Faculty – Add a Banner To Your Course

Streaming Video Server Has Been Restored

A new server has replaced the streaming video server that crashed earlier today. You should now be able to access all of the video and audio files. Should you encounter any issues accessing a streamed video or audio file, please contact us at som-elearning@utdallas.edu We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Streaming Server Outage

This message is to inform all online students and faculty that the server that stores our streaming video (i.e. faculty intro videos, short video clips in courses) has crashed.

Please note that this affects a very small percentage of our course materials; however, we are working as quickly as we can to get a replacement server and restore the video content.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need any further information.