Respondus LockDown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that allows you to lock down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students take a test using the LockDown Browser, they cannot print, copy, access other websites or applications, or close the test until it is submitted for grading.
Overview of LockDown Browser
- Modified toolbar: The toolbar contains only Back, Forward, Stop, and Refresh functions.
- Test Mode: Tests are shown only in full screen view and cannot be minimized or exited until test is submitted for grading.
Disabled controls: All printing, function keys, and right-click menus have been disabled.
- Links: Links will open in a new secure window and will not allow browsing beyond that page.
- Blocked features/applications: The Start button (Windows), system tray, and menu bars have been removed.
Installing & setting up a test with LockDown Browser | view Guide
Instructions for students taking a test with LockDown Browser | view Guide
Instructor Training for Respondus LockDown Browser | view Site