Main content
11
39
Our Hours Today:
Virtual Services Only.

What is Respondus LockDown Browser and how do I use it?

Purchase College currently has a trial with Respondus that includes LockDown Browser and Monitor.

According to the Respondus website, LockDown Browser is a custom browser that increases the security of online testing in Brightspace and other learning management systems.

When students use LockDown Browser to access a quiz/exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, access other applications, or close the quiz until it is submitted for grading. Quizzes and exams created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers either. LockDown Browser works much like a standard browser, but some options have been removed or work differently.

Please consult the LockDown Browser Instructor Quick Start Guide for more information about using LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor in Brightspace.

More information about the student experience can be found at the LockDown Browser: The Student Experience support page.

More information:

Link to this FAQ.