Knowledge Base
Does Respondus Monitor record audio during an exam?

Respondus Monitor will record ambient sound. The Startup Sequence includes a step where the student can ensure that the audio is recording properly.

An advanced setting for instructors allows them to indicate whether the microphone is required by another application during the exam, such as to allow a student to record an answer for a foreign language class. In such a situation, ambient sound won’t be recorded by Respondus Monitor because it must release the microphone to the other application.