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Respondus® LockDown Browser   

U.S. Military Academy Campus License (for use by all USMA faculty)
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.
Feature List
  • Integrates with Blackboard Learn 9.1
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading
  • Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
  • Print, Print Screen and capturing functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited
  • Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
  • Right-click menu options and function keys are disabled
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Source code for the HTML page cannot be viewed
  • The browser automatically starts at the login page for the institution’s learning management system
  • External links don’t compromise the locked testing environment
  • Pages from the assessment are not stored on the computer after exiting
  • Assessments that are set up for use with Respondus LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browser
  • Localized for multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese

Before you begin...

The following YouTube video explains the features and basic operation of Respondus LockDown Browser. The Quick Start Guides are 1-4 pages in length and contain the essential information for getting started with Respondus LockDown Browser.