STUDENT: How can I get started with Respondus Lockdown Browser or Respondus Monitor?

If a professor uses Respondus Lockdown Browser or Respondus Monitor for tests on Blackboard, follow these steps to get started:

  1. Download Respondus LockDown Browser:

  2. Support:

    • Respondus Support offers Live Chat support as needed.
  3. Follow these instructions on how to use Respondus Lockdown Browser or Monitor.

Using Respondus LockDown Browser in Blackboard Ultra:

Please note, if you try to open Respondus Lockdown Browser first and then login to your BSU account to take the test, it will say "Unable to Open Exam" and ask that you first go through a standard browser to navigate to the test. Once the exam has started, you are locked into the exam. You may not print, copy, go to other web addresses, or access other applications on the computer. Web searches, instant messaging, minimizing the browser, and hundreds of other functions are also prevented. Once the exam is completed, you are permitted to exit the browser and your computer will return to its normal state. If you need to exit the exam before submitting it, for example in case of an emergency or Internet failure, you'll be required to enter a reason for exiting the exam early.

  1. Start Your Test:
    • Go to your Blackboard course and navigate to the test you need to take.
    • Click on the test.
    • Click "View Assessment," and you will see an option to cancel or open LockDown Browser.
    • Click "Open LockDown Browser," which will take you directly to your test.
  2. Complete and Submit Your Test:
    • Complete your test within LockDown Browser.
    • Click "Submit" when you’re done.
    • After submission, you’ll receive a confirmation message and also receive an email with this information.
    • You can then close the test and LockDown Browser.


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