Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor


System Compatibility

Respondus LockDown Browser is compatible with:

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Mac: MacOS 10.15 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10
  • iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only) – Instructor must enable access for each quiz
  • Chromebook- Instructor must enable access for each quiz

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor is available in the Library in pod A and B. The speakers are disabled on the computers in the library. You’ll need to go to the reference desk to borrow a pair of their headphones if needed.

What does Respondus LockDown Browser do?

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized or exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Removes the web browser menu and toolbar options, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Disables printing and screen capture functions
  • Prevents copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment
  • Disables right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

What does Respondus Monitor do?

  • All Lockdown Browser capabilities
  • Uses a student’s webcam to record and analyze student exam sessions
  • It can require students to show ID, do an Environment Check, and/or facial detection before and during the exam
  • Exams can be taken without advanced scheduling and without additional registration by the student
  • Flag instances of behaviors such as a student leaving the room, someone entering the room, and looking down at a book or a table, for the instructor to review. Once the exam session is complete, instructors are able to view flagged segments.