Setting Up LockDown Browser

Purpose Statement:  
The purpose of this document is to walk instructors through setting up Respondus LockDown Browser for use with tests in their courses. This document assumes that a test has already been created and instructors are logged in to their Blackboard course.


  1. From the Control Panel, click Course Tools.

    The Course Tools menu displays.



  2. From the Course Tools menu, click Respondus LockDown Browser.

    The Respondus LockDown Browser Dashboard displays.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The dashboard shows which tests require LockDown Browser and which do not by showing Required in green text or Not Required in black text. This is found to the right of the test name.


  3.   Click the drop‐down arrow to the left of the test to which LockDown Browser will be required.

    The context menu displays.



  4. From the context menu, click Modify Settings.

    The LockDown Browser Settings display.



  5. Click to select the Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam radio button.

    Additional options display.



  6. If desired, set an access password. This step is optional. If an access password is used, be sure to give it to the proctor or the students.

  7. If desired, set an exit password. This step is optional.

  8. Under Advanced Settings, select whether students can take the exam on an iPad. This step is optional.

  9. Under Advanced Settings, select whether students who use screen readers can access the exam. This step is optional unless there is a student with a visual handicap in your course.

  10. Click the Save and Close button.

    The settings are saved and students must use LockDown Browser when taking the exam.



IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to give students the following link so they can install LockDown Browser to take the exam: http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/download.php?id=532632179