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Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking tests in Blackboard Learn. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that LockDown Browser be used, students will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. Instructors also have the option to use Respondus Monitor for proctoring with their quizzes and exams that use LockDown Browser. Monitor is a proctoring system for online tests that uses the student’s web cam to record their testing session. Faculty can then review students’ exam sessions, as needed from within the Respondus LockDown Browser tool in Blackboard.

Student Information

Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Students [2:24]


If the computer on which you are taking a test doesn't already have LockDown Browser on it, you will first need to download and install the application on your computer.

UHCL-specific LockDown Browser Download and Information for Students

Quick Start Guide

The following document provides instructions on taking a test in LockDown Browser.

Student Quick Start Guide for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor 

Faculty Information

Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser for Faculty [3:14]

Configuring a Blackboard Test/Exam/Quiz to Use LockDown Browser [1:50]

Instructor Quick Start Guide for LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor

Preparing an Exam for Use with Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser [4:49]

Sample Syllabus Text About LockDown Browser and Monitor [Word Document]

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