Respondus LockDown Browser in Brightspace

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser helps mitigate cheating on online exams. When set up, students will need to download a specialized browser compatible with their computer to take the exam. The browser prevents students from printing, browsing the internet, copy/pasting, and opening other applications.  

NOTE: The students must download the Respondus LockDown Browser from the website linked in their directions. It is specific to SUNY Cortland. 

***You must first have the test created before setting up the Lockdown Browser.  

Setting up your Test

To set up a quiz in Brightspace that requires students to use LockDown Browser, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the quiz has been deployed in the Brightspace course.

2. In the course, open the Quizzes tab and open the LockDown Browser Dashboard. 

Lockdown Browser

3. A list of deployed quizzes will be displayed.

  • Quizzes labeled with Required require students to use LockDown Browser.
  • Quizzes labeled with Not Required do not require students to use LockDown Browser.

4. To change the settings, select Settings from the context menu to the left of the quiz title and select the desired option. 

settings for LDB

Lockdown Browser Settings

Optionally you may create a password that students must enter to start the quiz. LockDown Browser will prompt students to enter the instructor-provided password before proceeding with the quiz.

5. Several Advanced Settings are available: 

  • Require LockDown Browser to view feedback and results.
  • Lock students into the browser until exam is completed. This is sometimes used in testing centers where a proctor can enter a password to exit an exam early. > Allow students to take the exam with an iPad, using the free LockDown Browser app.
  • Allow students to access a list of specified web domains during the test.
  • Enable Calculator or Print functions in the LockDown Browser toolbar. For additional information, select the [explain] link that follows each setting.

6. Click Save and Close to apply the settings.

To check that your Respondus settings are working correctly, you should see "Requires Respondus LockDown Browser" after the name of the quiz in your Quizzes.

Quiz list with respondus


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Thu 9/8/22 1:01 PM
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