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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. Available for both Windows and Mac.

Respondus Monitor™ is a companion product for Respondus LockDown Browser that enables institutions to protect the integrity of non-proctored, online exams. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving Blackboard.

To access student and instructor guides and download instructions, login to Blackboard ( and click on the Hot Spots tab along the top.

Contact Mary Bennett if you would like to assistance using Respondus or Respondus Monitor in your class.