Using the Respondus Lockdown Browser

This is a Student Quick Start Guide for the Respondus Lockdown Browser

For the latest Respondus Info, please use the Blackboard Help & Resources Page

WHAT IS RESPONDUS LOCKDOWN BROWSER?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking tests in Blackboard Learn. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Blackboard tests. It should not be used in other areas of Blackboard.
LockDown Browser is compatible with computers (Windows or Mac), iPads (if enabled by your instructor) and Chromebooks. LockDown Browser is not compatible with smartphones.


INSTALLING LOCKDOWN BROWSER

(if LockDown Browser has already been installed, skip to the next section)

Windows or Mac computers

iPads (requires iOS 11 or higher)

  • Go to your App Store and search for Respondus LockDown Browser app. Go ahead and download it.
  • Start the LockDown Browser app. (Some Learning Management Systems require you first logon via a standard browser, then launch LockDown Browser from your quiz page.)
  • The first time the app is used, you will be prompted to select your institution and server. Search for “Fox Valley Technical College”. Searching for “FVTC” will not produce any results. If you later need to change the institution or server, select the settings icon on the toolbar for the ockDown Browser app.

Chromebooks:

TAKING A TEST WITH RESPONDUS LOCKDOWN BROWSER

Windows or Mac computers:

  1. Close all programs, unless one is used to connect you to the Internet.
  2. Locate the “LockDown Browser” shortcut on the desktop and double-click it. (For Mac users, launch “LockDown Browser” from the Applications folder.)
  3. If prompted, either close a blocked program (e.g., screen capture, instant messaging) by choosing Yes, or close LockDown Browser and close the blocked program before restarting.
  4. Login to your Blackboard course.
  5. Navigate to the test and select it.
  6. Read the test instructions and select Begin.
  7. If the instructor requires a test password, a new window will appear asking for the Exam Password. Enter the password and click Continue.
  8. The test will then start. (Note: Once a test has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot exit until the Submit button is clicked.)

iPads:

  1. Launch the Respondus LockDown Browser app.
  2. Login to Blackboard.
  3. Go into the course, navigate to the test, and select it.
  4. Read the test instructions and select Begin.
  5. If the instructor requires a test password, a new window will appear asking for the Exam Password. Enter the password and click Continue.
  6. The test will then start. (Note: Once a test has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot exit until the Submit button is clicked.)

Chromebooks:

  1. Open the Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Navigate to Blackboard and login.
  3. Go into the course, navigate to the test, and select it.
  4. Read the test instructions and select Begin. LockDown browser will automatically launch.
  5. If the instructor requires a test password, a new window will appear asking for the Exam Password. Enter the password and click Continue.
  6. The test will then start. (Note: Once a test has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot exit until the Submit button is clicked.)

USING LOCKDOWN BROWSER WITH A WEBCAM (RESPONDUS MONITOR)

You may be required to use LockDown Browser with a webcam, which will record you during an online, non-proctored exam. (The webcam feature is sometimes referred to as “Respondus Monitor.”) Your computer must have a functioning webcam and microphone. A high-speed internet connection is also required.

  • If an exam requires LockDown Browser and a webcam, follow steps 1-5 in the previous “Taking A Test” section. At this point the Startup Sequence for the webcam begins. You will first need to review and agree to the Terms of Use.
  • The System Check available through the Help Center button in Respondus LockDown Browser will confirm that your computer meets the system requirements and your webcam and microphone are working properly.
  • The remaining steps of the Startup Sequence will depend on settings chosen by your instructor. Follow the instructions and note your progress along the top of the screen.
  • If you encounter a problem, select the It’s not working link for troubleshooting tips. The test will begin after the Startup Sequence is complete. You cannot exit LockDown Browser until the test is submitted for grading.

Problems?

If you have problems downloading, installing, or taking an assessment with Respondus LockDown Browser, contact your instructor or Blackboard Support at 920-735-4816.




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Owner:Brent S.Group:Fox Valley Technical College
Created:2022-11-11 13:25 CSTUpdated:2022-11-11 13:38 CST
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