How to Add a Screen Reader to a Quiz that uses Respondus LockDown Browser
By default, most activities have been blocked when completing a quiz using Respondus LockDown Browser. This includes visiting other websites including screen readers that may be needed by the student. If the student needs access to a screen reader during a quiz using LockDown Browser, the instructor can create a link within the quiz to allow the user access to NaturalReaders.com. During the quiz, the user can copy and paste quiz questions into NaturalReaders.com and have the question read. The instructor needs to complete the following two-step process to allow student access to NaturalReaders.com during the quiz.
Step 1: Create a link within a quiz to allow users access NaturalReaders.com
- Log in to your course in D2L and navigate to Quizzes.
- Select the title of your quiz to edit.
- Scroll down to the "Page Footer" text box near the bottom of the page.
- In the Page Footer Text box, enter text to notify the student that a screen reader is available and include the link, https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/.
Sample text: If you need a screen reader for this quiz, you can use https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/.
- Select the "on" button above the Page Footer text box to make the footer visible.
- In the "Optional Advanced Properties" section (located directly below the Page Footer), verify that "Disable right click" is NOT selected. (The student will not be able to highlight text to copy and paste in Natural Reader if this option is selected.)
- Select “Save and Close”
Step 2: Whitelisting NaturalReaders.com
Navigate to the Quizzes section of your course, “Assessments” > “Quizzes”
- Select the “LockDown Browser” tab.
- If a video appears, select “Continue to LockDown Browser”
- Select the down arrow to the left of the desired quiz and select “Settings”
- If the quiz is not already set to use LockDown Browser, select “Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam”
- Select the plus sign (+) to the left of “Advanced Settings” to expand the Advanced Settings options.
- Select the check box to the left of “Allow access to specific external web domains”
- Enter naturalreaders.com in the domain name box.
- Scroll to the bottom and select “Save + Close”
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