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LockDown Browser

K-12 Teacher Resources

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What You Need to Know

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that integrates with learning systems to prevent copying, printing, accessing other applications, and visiting other websites during online tests.

To enable LockDown Browser for an exam, you need to turn on a setting in the LockDown Browser dashboard within your learning system.

The Instructor Quick Start Guide will explain the process, which differs for each learning system (Blackboard Learn, Canvas, Schoology, Brightspace, or Moodle).

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that's installed to each computer or device used by students to take an exam. Your LockDown Browser license administrator has access to the download links and instructions for Windows, Mac, iPad, and managed Chromebook devices.

If students will be installing LockDown Browser to their own Windows or Mac computers, be sure they use your institution's unique installation for this purpose (a URL can be obtained from your license administrator, or depending on how the integration was set up, a download link may be available from a LockDown Browser-enabled quiz). The LockDown Browser app for iPad is available for free from the App Store, but the instructor setting for iPads must be enabled for each exam. Personal Chromebook devices are not supported; LockDown Browser is only available for managed Chromebooks.

To ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly, have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser. This reduces stress for students and ensures everything is worked out before the first graded exam.

Tip: Leave the practice quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it later if using a different device.

Watch a Training Video

This brief training video (less than 7 minutes) prepares you to offer online tests with LockDown Browser. It illustrates the instructor settings for LockDown Browser, as well as the student experience of taking a test.

    Blackboard Learn
    Brightspace
    Canvas
    Moodle
    Schoology

Understanding the Student Experience

Have your students view this 2-minute video on LockDown Browser:
Introduction to Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser for Students

Provide students a link to the LockDown Browser Student Quick Start Guides

LockDown Browser is installed as an App on Chromebook devices. The student experience for using LockDown Browser on a Chromebook is as follows:

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Note: Personal Chromebook devices are not supported; LockDown Browser is only available for managed Chromebooks.


LockDown Browser is installed as an App on an iPad. The steps for using it with Blackboard Learn, Canvas, Brightspace and Moodle are as follows:

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For detail on enabling Guided Access to use LockDown Browser on an iPad, see this article.

With Schoology, students access exams via Safari or another browser as they normally would. The steps for using LockDown Browser with an iPad are as follows:

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For detail on enabling Guided Access to use LockDown Browser on an iPad, see this article.

Technical Support

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