Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor

LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor are custom browsers that lock down the testing environment within eLearning. You'll be unable to print, copy, go to another URL or access other applications when you're in these two modes. 


Respondus LockDown Browser

    • 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.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor has all the some capabilities as Lockdown Browser, along with a few of its own.

    • Your webcam will be used to record and analyze your exam sessions.
    • You'll be required to show ID and do an environment check.
    • Your facial responses will be analyzed before and during the exam.
    • Exams will be taken without advanced scheduling and without additional registration by the student.
    • Instances of behaviors such as a student leaving the room, someone entering the room and looking down at a book or a table will be recorded and flagged for instructor review.

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
    • Chromebooks – Instructor must enable access for each quiz

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor are 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.

Contact us
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1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710