Respondus LockDown Browser - Students


The Respondus LockDown Browser is an alternative browser designed for use with testing. This browser will limit the student’s ability to copy, paste, or print during their exam and will also prevent students from using the web for other uses during testing.

Tech Requirements

Respondus LockDown Browser is only compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows: 10 and 8 (Windows 10S NOT supported)
  • Mac OS X 10.12 through 10.16

For Chromebooks, click here.

Downloading the installation file

Click here to download the installation file. Click the Install Now button to begin the download.



Installing the browser:

  1. Locate the downloaded install file and double click to install
  2. Select your language and click Next.
  3. Accept the license agreement and click next again to begin the installation.
  4. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

Using the browser

  1. Click the Lockdown browser icon on your desktop
  2. The lockdown browser will then launch so you can sign into Blackboard to access your exam.
    Note: You may be prompted to close certain applications on your machine prior to taking your exam (such as screenshot utilities, etc.).


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Thu 5/13/21 8:59 AM
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