The Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special web browser that 'locks' a user's computer while they are taking an online quiz or exam. It is an anti-cheating application used to protect the integrity of online exams.
How do I install the Respondus Browser?
Visit one of the following links to download the browser -
What does the Respondus browser do?
- Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
- Users cannot access other applications including email, messaging tools, screen-sharing, virtual machines etc.
- Print, Print Screen and screen capture functions are disabled
- Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
- Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
- An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
- Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
- Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers
- Supports screen readers (see details)
- Available for Windows, Mac, iOS and other systems (see System Requirements)
How do I know if a quiz requires the Respondus browser?
- Typically your instructor(s) will let you know if the Respondus browser is required for any of their quizzes
- You will also see a notation after the quiz name that says, 'Requires Respondus LockDown Browser'
Can I take a Respondus quiz on my iPad? What about other types of tablets?
- Instructors have the option of enabling iPad use for Lockdown quizzes. It is a setting that they have to specifically set. It is not enabled by default.
- Currently the only supported tablet for higher education clients is the iPad.
- Download and install the Lockdown Browswer from the iTunes app store
- The first time you use the app it will ask you to select your institution.
- For detailed instructions on using the iPad Lockdown app visit this link.