Respondus Lockdown Browser in Blackboard Learn 9.1

What is Respondus LockDown Broswer?

Respondus LockDown BrowserThis application is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard and WebCT. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. To learn more about this product, visit

How do I Setup Respondus LockDown Broswer?

Respondus LockDown Browser is setup in Blackboard Learn 9.1 under Control Panel > Course Tools > Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser

Watch this video to learn how to setup LockDown Browser in your course:

How do Students take a Test that requires Respondus LockDown Broswer?

Respondus LockDown Browser is a software the students must have downloaded on their computer prior to taking the test that requires it. Make sure to include the information on how to download the software in the test description,  course syllabus, or a content area students can easily find it.

Supports Windows and Mac

Click this link to download the lockdown browser:

Watch this video and share this with students on how to take an exam using Respondus LockDown Browser:


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