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 


  1. Modified toolbar:  The toolbar contains only Back, Forward, Stop, and Refresh functions.
  2. Test Mode: Tests are shown only in full screen view and cannot be minimized or exited until test is submitted for grading.
  3. Disabled controls: All printing, function keys, and right-click menus have been disabled.

  4. Links: Links will open in a new secure window and will not allow browsing beyond that page.
  5. Blocked features/applications: The Start button (Windows), system tray, and menu bars have been removed.

Is LockDown Browser accessible to those with disabilities? 

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