Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking exams in Blackboard. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment. If a Blackboard exam requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, the exam won’t be accessible with a standard web browser.
Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for taking examinations in Blackboard. It should not be used in other areas of Blackboard.
If using Respondus LockDown Browser with your online testing you need to start Respondus after the Tegrity session has already started to record (this is after you and your photo ID picture has been taken).
When finished with the test, you can then close the Respondus browser window which will then give you access to stop and upload the Tegrity recording from the control panel.
|Taking Exam Using Tegrity and Respondus Lockdown Browser|
|We’ve released an update to the LockDown Browser client software. The latest versions are as follows:
LockDown Browser for Windows: Version 18.104.22.168 , August 14, 2013
To update to the latest version, follow these steps:
If the “Check for New Version” doesn’t recognize the latest version, it’s because you are running a relatively old copy of LockDown Browser. The solution is to do a full reinstallation:
After patching or reinstalling the application, the “i” or “About” button on the toolbar should show the latest version number.
|Respondus LockDown Browser provides a custom interface for the Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Macintosh) software that is already installed on the computer. It does not modify an existing copy of Internet Explorer or Safari, but rather, installs a separate program that displays a custom browser when it is started. Respondus LockDown Browser uses the same security features and service packs that are currently installed for Internet Explorer or Safari. Installing Respondus LockDown Browser won’t modify your current version of Internet Explorer or Safari in any way.To download and install Respondus LockDown Browser, follow these steps:|
|Once installed, follow these steps to start Respondus LockDown Browser and to take a Blackboard exam.
Once the exam has been started, you will be unable to exit the exam until the “Finish” button is clicked.
|If you are using a Windows Dell machine and you are instructed to close the Dell Dock before using the LockDown browser, this is a floating toolbar that allows you to organize your icons on your computer desktop. If you will right click on the toolbar, not an icon, but the bar itself, you can choose Close the Dell Dock. You can then open the LockDown browser and take your quiz or exam.|