Respondus Monitor is an automated proctoring system that uses webcam and video analytics to prevent cheating during remote, online exams. The testing tools in Pearson MyLab offer seamless integration with the Respondus Monitor proctoring system.

MyMathLab’s integration with Respondus Monitor is great. It gives us flexibility in how we deliver courses and assessments… An effective way to keep students honest.


Professor Zalmond Abbondanza
Mathematics, Palm Beach State College

Setting up the Integration

To use Respondus Monitor with your Pearson MyLab course: Navigate to the course settings and locate "Learning Aids and Test Options," select "Use automated proctoring in this course," and then “Respondus Monitor Proctoring.”

MyLab will then prompt you to "Complete the Respondus Monitor Proctoring license setup," which is a one-time process (see below).

There are two licensing options for using Respondus Monitor with a Pearson MyLab course.

1) Link to your institution's existing Respondus Monitor license
To link to a MyLab course to your institution’s Respondus Monitor license, the instructor needs to log into the institution’s LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, etc) and navigate to the LockDown Browser Dashboard. Select "About LockDown Browser" and then choose the "Other Systems" tab. Expand the section for "Pearson MyLab" and copy the code shown (the code is unique for each instructor). Return to the MyLab course and use “Enter Code” to complete the linking (see above).

2) Student Purchase
Alternatively, the “student purchase” option provides students unlimited use of Respondus Monitor within the MyLab 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 a test in the course that requires Respondus Monitor Proctoring. (A practice exam is highly recommended so students can complete the purchase step and familiarize themselves with the proctoring system.)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my institution has a Respondus Monitor license?

Around 1,500 universities use Respondus Monitor for automated proctoring. The administrator of your institution’s LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Moodle, etc.) will know if your institution has a license for Respondus Monitor. You can also find out by sending an email to [email protected].

What devices are supported?

Respondus Monitor for Pearson MyLab works with Windows and macOS. The LockDown Browser Chromebook extension is not currently supported.

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 respondus.com/support to open a ticket with Respondus Support.

Where can I learn more?

Join us for a free, 45-minute webinar to learn about this integration. Register here >>