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This tool requires students to download a separate application on their computers.
Download the instructor Quick Start Guide (pdf) for Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor:
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Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam.
Technical Requirements for Students
- Windows: 10, 8, 7
- Mac: OS X 10.10 or higher
- Web camera (internal or external) & microphone
- A broadband internet connection
View the latest computer requirements for Respondus Lockdown Browser & Respondus Monitor. ↗︎
A “beta” release of a new Chromebook extension for LockDown Browser is currently available for assessments in the Original Blackboard course. Instructors will need to allow the use of LockDown Browser for Chromebook on a per exam basis. The Virtual Desktop Environment via web browser may be an alternative.