Respondus LockDown Browser

What is the Respondus LockDown Browser?

screenshot of Respondus Lockdown BrowserThe Lockdown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Blackboard. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that the LockDown Browser be used, students cannot take the test with a standard web browser. The LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Blackboard tests. It should not be used in other areas of Blackboard.

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Is there a cost associated with the Respondus LockDown Browser?

Clemson licenses the Respondus LockDown browser for use in all areas of activity–teaching, research, and public service.  There is no charge to Clemson users.

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How do I download and install the Respondus LockDown browser?

  1. Navigate to the Respondus LockDown Browser Installation website.
  2. Select the operating system your computer is using.
  3. Select the type of computer you are using.
  4. Download the installer and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the install.

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How do I use Respondus LockDown Browser?


Instructor Resources

  • Respondus LockDown Browser Quick Start Guide (.PDF)
  • Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser(.SWF)
  • Preparing an Exam for use with Respondus LockDown Browser (.SWF)
  • Respondus LockDown Browser Building Block (.HTM)

Student Resources

  • Respondus LockDown Browser Quick Start Guide (.PDF)
  • Installing and Updating the Respondus Lockdown browser (.DOC)(.PDF)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Review the Respondus LockDown Browser Knowledge Base or the Clemson Blackboard FAQs for assistance with frequently asked questions regarding the Respondus LockDown Browser. 

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Do we offer Instructor-Led Training for the Respondus LockDown Browser?

Yes. CCIT currently offers instructor-led training for employees. Please view our training calendar to register for these available classes. Email ITHELP@clemson.edu for one on one training.

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What are the system requirements for using the Respondus LockDown Browser?

Review the Respondus LockDown Browser System Requirements.

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Known Issues/Bugs

  1. Updating the Respondus LockDown Browser to version 1.0.5
  2. Computer freezes while running the Respondus Lockdown browser
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Additional Respondus LockDown Browser Resources

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