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LockDown Browser - Respondus Student Quick Start Guide

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This webpage is a quick start guide for students using Respondus LockDown browser.

Installing Respondus LockDown Browser 

If you are using a computer located in one of the NDSU computer clusters, Respondus LockDown Browser is already installed on all Windows and Macintosh machines.

Please see LockDown Browser - Download/Install Respondus to download on your personal computer

Taking a test

  1. Close all programs, unless one is used to connect to the Internet.
  2. . Locate the “LockDown Browser” shortcut on the desktop and double-click it. (For Macintosh users, launch “LockDown Browser” from the Applications folder.)
  3. If prompted to close a blocked program (e.g. screen capture, instant messaging, etc.) choose Yes.
  4. Log in to your Blackboard course.
  5. Navigate to the exam and select it
  6. A window will open, “Begin: (Name of the test) – Requires Respondus LockDown Browser”. Click Begin.
  7. If your instructor requires a password to begin the exam, a popup window will prompt you to enter the password to continue. If the instructor did not set up the test with a password, you should NOT see a password prompt!
  8. If you see a screen similar to this, DO NOT CHANGE THE PASSWORD. This box should disappear quickly
    • lockdown browser screenshot
  9. The test should start. Once a test has been started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot leave the test or close LockDown Browser until you click the Submit button!
  10. Message: To confirm the exam submission. Click OK.
  11. The exam was successfully submitted.
If you have problems downloading, installing, or taking a test with Respondus LockDown Browser, contact your instructor.




Keywords:lockdown browser, respondus LAIC test, testing, proctor, proctoring   Doc ID:101929
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-05-11 11:06 CDTUpdated:2020-08-24 14:37 CDT
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