Respondus Lockdown Browser
Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser meant for taking tests in Blackboard. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.
Step By Step Guide to Installing and Using Respondus Lockdown Browser
All Academic Support Center computer labs are already equipped with Respondus Lockdown Browser. However, if you would like to take Respondus protected tests on your own computer, you will need to first install the program (See Step 1).
Step 1: Installing Respondus Lockdown Browser On Your Own Computer (Optional)
Respondus LockDown Browser uses a standard Windows or Macintosh installer. Students can use the download link (see left) to download Respondus on their own computers.
Step 2: Open the Respondus Browser
After you have installed the browser, click on the icon that has been installed on your desktop to open the Respondus Browser.
IMPORTANT! - If a pop-up window appears and asks you to update Respondus Lockdown Browser to its latest version, follow the prompts on the screen to complete the update.
If you are experiencing difficulty with opening Respondus, please see the Respondus Trouble-shooting tips page.
Step 3: Log into Blackboard
When Respondus opens, you will immediately be taken to the Blackboard login page. Log into Blackboard as you normally would with your username and password.
Step 4: Access Your Test
In your course, locate and click the link to take your test. You will be prompted by a password box.
If your instructor has given you a password for the test, click the "Yes" option. Then, enter the password your instructor has provided into the form and click the "Continue" button.
If your instructor is not using a password, just click the "No" option and then the "Continue" button.
Step Five: Confirm and Continue
After you click continue in Step 4, you will see this image with the password (if provided) or a default password (if you selected the "no" option) in the field.
Do not edit or change anything on this screen.
Just click "Submit" to continue on to the exam.