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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. (Supports Windows and Mac OS X 10.3.9+.)

Why use Respondus LockDown Browser?

  • Increase security of online quizzes and exams.
  • Ensure students are focused on your assessments, and not distracted by other applications.

Use the link below to download a copy. Students will need to install the browser to access and take secured exams in Blackboard. Printable guides that can be added to your Blackboard course are also available below.

Online Training (Demos)

The following demonstration movies are available for Respondus LockDown Browser Adobe Flash Player is required to view the movies.

Respondus LockDown Browser Respondus LockDown Browser has been loaded as a building block in Blackboard, which makes the much easier for the faculty to set up a Blackboard test for use with Respondus LockDown Browser.
Introduction to LockDown Browser
Preparing an exam for use with Respondus LockDown Browser


Screenshot Sequence: This set of screenshots show how to enable a test for Respondus LockDown Browser from within Blackboard.