Respondus Monitor is an automated proctoring system that uses webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during remote, online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with the ALEKS and ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) solutions by McGraw Hill.

Setting up the Integration

There are three ways to license Respondus Monitor with ALEKS: 1) link ALEKS to your institution’s Respondus Monitor license, 2) have students purchase a license, or 3) via Inclusive Access by McGraw Hill. Details for each option appear below.

1) Link to your institution's Respondus Monitor license
To link your institution’s license for Respondus Monitor to the ALEKS system, ask your McGraw Hill Implementation Manager to set this up. Once completed, ALEKS will draw seats from your institution’s Respondus Monitor license, rather than prompting students to purchase a seat themselves. Administrator reporting for Respondus Monitor will show distinct seat usage by ALEKS or ALEKS PPL.

NOTE: Once “student purchase” or “institutional licensing” for Respondus Monitor has been selected for an ALEKS course/cohort, you cannot switch to the other option. This can only be done with future ALEKS courses or cohorts.

2) Student Purchase

ALEKS Courses

The "Student Purchase" option provides students unlimited use of Respondus Monitor within the ALEKS course. The total cost is $10 and can be purchased by credit card, debit card or PayPal. Students are prompted for payment the first time they encounter an exam in the course that requires Respondus Monitor. (A practice exam is highly recommended so students can complete the purchase step and familiarize themselves with the proctoring system.)


The "Student Purchase" option provides students use of Respondus Monitor during the ALEKS PPL assessment for a total cost of $5. There is no additional cost when multiple attempts are used to improve a course placement. The $5 fee can be paid by credit card, debit card or PayPal. Students are prompted for payment the first time they attempt a placement exam that requires Respondus Monitor.

3) Inclusive Access
See the Inclusive Access page on the McGraw Hill website to learn how to include Respondus Monitor with an Inclusive Access program.

Watch a Training Webinar (41:40)

This webinar provides an in-depth training on using Respondus Monitor with ALEKS and ALEKS PPL.

Frequently Asked Questions

What devices are supported?

Respondus Monitor for McGraw-Hill ALEKS works with Windows, macOS, iPad and Chromebook.

Where do students get technical support?

If technical assistance is needed with Respondus Monitor, 24/7 Live Chat support is available to students, right from the application. Alternatively, go to to open a ticket with Respondus Support.