Students - How to Install and Use Respondus LockDown Browser for a PC or Mac


Students - How to Install and Use Respondus LockDown Browser for a PC or Mac


What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a customized browser that increases the security of online testing in Blackboard. When using Respondus LockDown Browser to take a test in Blackboard you are unable to:

  • Print (unless enabled by the instructor),
  • Copy
  • Visit another website
  • Access other applications or programs on your computer
  • Close a test until it is submitted for grading

Respondus LockDown Browser functions much like a standard Internet browser, but some options have been removed or work differently. 




How do I Know if My Instructor Requires LockDown Browser? 

If an Instructor requires you to take a test with Respondus LockDown Browser, you will see "Requires Respondus LockDown Browser" next to the name of the test.   



When you see this, you will need to use or install Respondus LockDown Browser to access and take your test. 

Note: The test will not work in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or any other browser.


 Installing Respondus Lockdown Browser

1. Click on the following link:    

2. If necessary, choose Windows or Mac (depending on the type of computer you are using) and click Install Now.

3. Follow the installation process.  
4.  You should see the LockDown Browser icon on your desktop after you finish the installation.






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