In-App Training Resources

At institutions that license LockDown Browser, instructors will find these same training resources within the application itself.
 
Simply navigate to the LockDown Browser dashboard within your LMS to view demonstration videos, Quick Start Guides and other resources specific to your LMS.
 

What You Need to Know

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that integrates with learning systems to prevent copying, printing, accessing other applications, and visiting other websites during online tests.

Preparing your exam: Turn on the LockDown Browser setting

To enable LockDown Browser for an exam, you need to turn on a setting in the LockDown Browser dashboard within your learning system.

The Instructor Quick Start Guide will explain the process, which differs for each learning system. Select your learning system to view the Instructor Quick Start Guide:

* Resources for older versions of the Moodle integration can be found here.

Installing the application

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that's installed to each computer or device used by students to take an exam. Your LockDown Browser license administrator has access to the download links and instructions for Windows, Mac, iPad, and managed Chromebook devices.

If students will be installing LockDown Browser to their own Windows or Mac computers, be sure they use your institution's unique installation for this purpose (a URL can be obtained from your license administrator, or depending on how the integration was set up, a download link may be available from a LockDown Browser-enabled quiz).

The LockDown Browser app for iPad is available for free from the App Store, but the instructor setting for iPads must be enabled for each exam. Personal Chromebook devices are not supported; LockDown Browser is only available for managed Chromebooks.

Why a practice quiz is important

To ensure your first exam using LockDown Browser runs smoothly, have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser. This reduces stress for students and ensures everything is worked out before the first graded exam.

Tip: Leave the practice quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it later if using a different device.

Watch a Training Video

This brief training video (less than 7 minutes) prepares you to offer online tests with LockDown Browser. It illustrates the instructor settings for LockDown Browser, as well as the student experience of taking a test.

Select the training video for your Learning System

Select the video for your learning system:

  1. Blackboard Learn
  2. Brightspace
  3. Canvas
  4. Moodle
  5. Schoology

Understanding the Student Experience

Student Overview Video

Have your students view this 2-minute video on LockDown Browser. You may share this direct link to the video: https://web.respondus.com/lockdownbrowser-student-video/

 

LockDown Browser for Windows or Mac Computers

Provide students a link to the LockDown Browser Student Quick Start Guide for your learning system:

* Resources for older versions of the Moodle integration can be found here.

 

The Student Experience on a Chromebook

Schoology, Brightspace, Moodle: The student experience on an iPad

System Requirements for LockDown Browser

Operating Systems

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7
  • Mac: MacOS 10.14 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10
  • iOS: 10.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration. Details.
  • Chromebook (Details).

Memory

Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive

Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive

Browser Requirements

LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Both the Windows edition and the Mac edition of the browser are based on Chromium, Google's open source framework. Students do NOT need Google's Chrome browser installed; nor will this version affect a Chrome browser that's already installed.

Learning Management Systems

LockDown Browser integrates with the following learning management systems:

  • Blackboard Learn (9.1 or Ultra)
  • Brightspace
  • Canvas
  • Moodle 3.x
  • Schoology

Technical Support

Visit our Knowledge Base and Support Site for technical questions or to submit a ticket.