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Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for tests taken in Blackboard. If you enable LockDown Browser for a Blackboard test, students will be unable to copy, print, access other applications, visit other websites, or close the test until it is submitted. LockDown Browser functions much like a standard browser, but some options are removed or work differently, and it is meant to be used in live proctoring situations. For online proctoring, instructors will need to require Respondus Monitor, which uses a web camera to record a student during the exam in addition to LockDown Browser.

Instructors now have the ability to use Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate in conjunction with LockDown Browser for a live proctoring experience. LockDown Browser can work to secure the digital testing environment while the instructor monitors the students in real time.

Before getting started with Respondus, review the Office of the Dean of Student’s Academic Integrity page.

AVAILABLE TO: Faculty | Students | Staff

FUNDED BY: University