Respondus LockDown Browser (Students): How to Download and Install Respondus LockDown Browser

Faculty have the option of applying the Respondus LockDown Browser to assessments given in Blackboard.  When the LockDown Browser is applied, students will be unable to print, capture screen content, go to URL's or access other applications while taking assessments. Students will need to download and install the LockDown browser onto your device in order to access assessments that use the LockDown Browser. Once installed, you will use this application to login to Blackboard whenever you take an assessment that uses the LockDown Browser.  You will only need to use this browser to login to Blackboard when taking an assessment that uses the LockDown Browser. Once it is installed, you do not have to install it again for a different assessment. 

This Knowledge Article will show how to download and install the Respondus LockDown Browser. 

Step 1

Find the Respondus LockDown Browser module on the Blackboard page once you login. Click on the click here link to start the download. 

Image of the Respondus Lockdown Browser Module in Bb.

Step 2

If you have a Mac, click on Do you need the Mac Version? then click Install Now.  If you have a Windows device, click Install Now. If having problems downloading to a Mac, use the Chrome browser to download.  

Select Mac or Windows

Step 3

Select Save File

Save File

Step 4

You will see Thank you for downloading LockDown Browser and the file name. Take note of the file name.  

Thank you for downloading

Step 5

Locate the file that was downloaded on your device.  Double click the LockDownBrowser file to begin the installation.  

Locate File

Step 6

Select your language, click Next.

Select Language

Step 7

Accept the terms of the license agreement, then click Next

Accept Terms

Step 8

Select Finish

Select Finish

Step 9

You will see the LockDown Browser Icon on your desktop.  Click on this icon to login to Blackboard whenever you are taking an assessment that uses the LockDown Browser.  

Lockdown Browser Icon

Step 10

After clicking on the above icon, select Yes to allow this app to make changes to your device. 

Allow App to make changes

Click here for a short video on the Respondus LockDown Browser. 

Click here for a Student Quick Start Guide

Click here for Additional Student Resources


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