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What is the Respondus LockDown Browser Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. 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. It is available for both Windows and Mac. Features of Respondus LockDown Browser: Integrates with Blackboard and other course management systems Assessments are displayed fullscreen and cannot be minimized Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by students Task switching or access to other applications is prevented Print, Print screen and capturing functions are disabled Screen capture, messaging, screensharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running Rightclick menu options and functions keys are disabled Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled Source code for the HTML page cannot be viewed The browser automatically starts at the login page of Clemson Blackboard URLs cannot be typed by the user External links do not compromise the locked testing environment Assessments that are set up for use with Respondus LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers KEYWORDS: Respondus, LockDown Browser, browser, tests