What is Respondus LockDown Browser?
LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking quizzes in Elearning. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If an Elearning test requires that LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the quiz with a standard web browser.
LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Elearning quizzes. It should not be used in other areas of Elearning.
Taking A Quiz
- Close all programs, unless one is used to connect you to the Internet.
- Log into Elearning with a regular browser, select the course and navigate to the quiz.
- From this screen, either install LockDown Browser or launch it to take the quiz.
- If the computer already has LockDown Browser installed, simply click the “Launch LockDown Browser” button.
- If the computer does not have LockDown Browser installed, this link will enable you to install LockDown Browser to the computer.
- If prompted to close a blocked program (e.g. screen capture, instant messaging), choose Yes.
- The test will then start. (Note, once a test has been started with LockDown Browser, you cannot exit the quiz until the Submit button is clicked.)
Using with a Webcam (Respondus Monitor)
You may be required to use LockDown Browser with a webcam, which will record you during an online, nonproctored exam. (The webcam feature is sometimes referred to as "Respondus Monitor.")
Your computer must have a functioning webcam and microphone. A broadband connection is also required.
If a quiz requires LockDown Browser and a webcam, follow steps 1-5 in the previous "Taking A Quiz" section. At this point the Startup Sequence for the webcam begins.
- The Webcam Check will confirm that 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 left side of of the screen.
- If you encounter a problem, select the It’s not working link for troubleshooting tips.
The quiz will begin after the Startup Sequence is complete. You cannot exit LockDown Browser until the quiz is submitted for grading.
Looking for a quiet place to take a test?
Waldo Library has a private Respondus Testing Room that has a computer workstation with the LockDown Browser. There is also a webcam built in to the monitor if you need it for your test.