Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use Respondus 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.

  • Mac and Windows Download:
  • Chromium version of LockDown Browser (Mac & Windows) Download:
    • NEW Beta version for Mac. Respondus has now released a beta version of LockDown Browser for Mac that is also based on Chromium. This will enable you to move away from reliance on Safari Webkit, giving more control over the browser environment. To download the beta version of LockDown Browser for Mac, go to the current page where students download LockDown Browser for Mac. Click on “Install Now” and you’ll see links to both versions of the browser.
    • The application can be installed side-by-side with the standard version of LockDown Browser.
    • Known Issues: view here
    • Support:
  • iPad Download:
    • If iPad link above does not work, search the App Store for “Respondus Inc.” and install the free Lockdown Browser app.iPad Instructions:
      1. Download and install the “LockDown Browser” app from Apple iTunes to the iPad. (Requires iOS 7 or higher.)
      2. Enable iPad’s “Guided Access” by selecting iPad > Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access. Turn on Guided Access and set a passcode (you need to remember this passcode to exit Guided Access after an exam). The setup for Guided Access only needs to be done once.
      3. Start the LockDown Browser app.
      4. The first time the app is used, you will be prompted to select your institution and server. (If you later need to change the institution or server, select the settings icon on the LockDown Browser toolbar.)
      5. Triple-press the iPad home button to start Guided Access and enter LockDown Browser.
      6. After completing the exam, triple-press the home button and enter the passcode to exit Guided Access.
      7. Press the Home button again to return to the Home page.

Additional Links


If you are looking for Respondus 4.0 (for Faculty Exam Creation) then Click Here.

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