Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser is a browser that locks down a testing environment within Blackboard. Students taking exams which require Lockdown Browser will not be able to access any other browser functions or applications on the computer being used until the exam is complete.

Instructors may require their students to use Respondus Lockdown Browser to lock down the testing environment within Blackboard. If an instructor requires Respondus, the software can be downloaded from the Institution page in Blackboard or on the OIT software page.

Students must install it to their Windows or Mac computer before taking the assessment. The Respondus LockDown Browser download page will automatically identify the type of computer used to access it, then provide the correct download accordingly.

Lockdown Browser is not available for download on Chromebooks, iPhones, or Android mobile devices.

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