Instructions/Resources for Respondus Lockdown Browser


Respondus Lockdown Browser gives faculty the ability to use online testing and quizzing with the assurance that the students cannot access the Internet or other materials on their PC during a test. In order to use Lockdown Browser, you must set up your Blackboard test/quiz to use it. To do that, do the following:

Create the test/quiz in Respondus and upload it to Blackboard. Alternatively, you can create it directly into Blackboard. After the test/quiz is created, go to Edit Properties. At the bottom of the properties page, you will see Security Properties.You will see a statement in that properties section that says ‘ Check this box to restrict this assessment so it can only be taken with the Respondus LockDown Browser”. Click on the box above that statement, and Lockdown Browser is now linked to your test/quiz.

In order for the students to use the test, they must download the Lockdown Browser to their own PC, or they can take the test/quiz in one of the PC computer labs. Lockdown Browser has been downloaded to the labs and is available for students. To take the test, the student must enter the test through Lockdown Browser. If they try to take it without that step, they will be given a warning message about having to use Lockdown Browser.


Flash Demonstration and Training movies –  A series of Flash movies are available. These are great resources for introducing and training instructors on the Respondus LockDown Browser software.

Quick Start Guides – Quick Start Guides for both Faculty and Students are available for Respondus LockDown Browser.  These can be downloaded. Each Guide is 1-4 pages in length and contains the essential information for getting started.

Knowledgebase & Support –  A knowledgebase for Respondus LockDown Browser is available. If a problem cannot be resolved using the user guides, administrator guides, or knowledgebase, a support ticket can be submitted from this same web page.

Newsletter Articles –  Another great source of information and training materials is our newsletter archive. Dozens of articles will help you learn more about the Respondus products.  (Note: You are welcome to borrow and modify these articles for your own training materials.

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