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How to set up Lockdown Browser in Learn.

Respondus Lockdown Browser (or LDB) is a tool used to provide additional security for tests and quizzes. It prohibits students from navigating away from their exam/quiz and looking at other resources on the web during the testing period. LDB can be used on a student’s personal computer or in the University Testing Center. You can set a password and distribute it to students or to the Testing Center. In the Testing Center, proctors will enter the password before students can begin the test.

To set up LDB for your exam/quiz:

  1. From the Control Panel, click Course Tools > Respondus Lockdown Browser.
  2. Find the test you want to lockdown, click the action link, and select Modify Settings.
  3. Click the radio button to Require Respondus Lockdown Browser for this Exam.
  4. Enter a password to access the exam.
  5. Click Save and Close.

How to change the course entry point.

Blackboard Learn allows you to set the entry point for your course. When students click to enter your course, the designated page will open up.

  1. In the Edit On view, go to the Control Panel and expand Customization.
  2. Click on Teaching Style to display the settings page.
  3. Under #1 Select Course Entry Point, click the drop down arrow to display available choices. (Note: Blank pages/areas will not be displayed in this drop-down menu)
  4. Select the desired page and click Submit.

How to set a clicker channel.

To set your clicker channel:

  1. Plug the receiver into your computer.
  2. Open TurningPoint 5.
  3. Clicking on the receiver channel number.
  4. A window will open where you can select a new channel number then click close. Once the channel number is set you will not need to reset it again.


How to sign in to ResponseWare through TurningPoint5.

ResponseWare allows participants to use mobile devices that operate on the iOS (Apple), Android, Blackberry, or PalmOS platforms during clicker sessions. They will also be able to participate through a web browser. To use ReponseWare, you must first obtain a session ID and then configure TP5 to use the service.

To configure TP5:

  1. Open TP5. In the top right corner of the dashboard, click the ResponseWare: Click to Connect link.
  2. Enter your ResponseWare ID and password (this information was emailed to you when your ResponseWare account was created).
  3. Select the Require Login radio button.
  4. Enter your Session ID. Click here for more information about Session IDs.
  5. Click Login.
  6. Review the Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and click Accept.
  7. Verify the Session ID window displays. Click Close. The Session ID will display in the top right corner of the TP5 Dashboard. NOTE: You will need to click the Click to Connect ResponseWare link before each clicker session to enable the ResponseWare session.



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How to obtain a ResponseWare session ID.

ResponseWare allows students to participate in clicker sessions using mobile devices that operate on the iOS (Apple), Android, Blackberry, or PalmOS platforms. They will also be able to participate through a web browser.

To use ResponseWare in your class, you will first need to obtain a Session ID. This  Session ID is similar to setting the channel on the receiver and allows students to connect to your session via WiFi. Once created, the Session ID will remain with your account and can be used again throughout the semester.

To obtain a session ID:

  1. Go to https://www.rwpoll.com/Login.aspx and log in with your ResponseWare username and password (this information was emailed to you).
  2. Click on the Reserve or change your session ID link.
  3. Enter a Session ID and click OK. It is recommended you select a session ID of no more than 7 characters.


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How to set up audio for Blackboard Collaborate.

Whether recording a session or listening to a previously recorded session, you and your students will need to run the Audio Set-up Wizard in order to hear any audio associated with a Blackboard Collaborate session. Running the Audio Setup Wizard will ensure the microphone and speakers you are using are configured to work with Collaborate. You will only need to run the Audio Setup Wizard one time. NOTE: If you use multiple web browsers, you will need to run the Audio Set-up Wizard once for each browser.

To access the Audio Set-up Wizard:

  1. From the main Blackboard Collaborate interface, select Tools > Audio > Audio Setup Wizard.
  2. Follow the prompts to test your speakers and microphone.


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How to reset CougarNet passwords.

To reset your CougarNet password, go to https://accessuh.uh.edu/login.php and follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Change your CougarNet Password link.
  2. Enter your PeopleSoft ID, Date of Birth and given security string. Click Next.
  3. Enter the answer to the security question you previously created and click Go to Step #1.
  4. Check the box next to CougarNet Reset and click Go to Step #2.
  5. Determine whether you want to choose a password or have the system generate one for you. Then click Go to Step #3.
  6. Determine whether you want your new password emailed to you and click Submit. NOTE: Password changes take up to minutes to go into effect.

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How to add exceptions to an assessment.

When creating an assessment, Learn allows you to add exceptions for some students who may need additional time to take the assessment, to take the assessment on a different day, or additional completion attempts. Follow the steps below to set up these exceptions.

From the Test Options page:

  1. Scroll to section 3.
  2. Click the Add User or Group button.
  3. Check the boxes to select the student(s) who should have additional time.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. The students are added as exceptions. You can then enter additional attempts, a different time period and different display dates. These options will apply only to the selected students.

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