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

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 on a Chromebook.  This version is currently in Beta mode. 

Step 1

Log into the Chromebook and start Google Chrome then log into Blackboard.

Step 2

Once you login, find the Respondus LockDown Browser module on the Blackboard page. Click on the click here link to start the download. 

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Step 3

The LockDown Browser installation link will direct you to the Chrome web store.  Select Add to Chrome to install the LockDown Browser Extension.

Step 4

To use the Browser Extension when taking an assessment, log into Blackboard Learn and navigate to the exam that requires LockDown Browser.  The LockDown Browser extension will be started automatically when an assessment requires it.

To obtain technical support, or to report a bug/issue, open a support ticket at

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