Respondus LockDown Browser™ is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in Desire2Learn. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser™ to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once an assessment is started, students are locked into it until it’s submitted for grading. A complete list of features can be viewed on the Respondus website. LockDown Browser is compatible with both Windows and Mac.
When an online exam requires the use of Respondus LockDown Browser™, the student will be informed at the start-up page of the exam. The installation is very brief and simple. Once installed, it is important to note that LockDown Browser is a stand-alone web browser that is a separate application from normal browsers such as Internet Explorer. When attempting to take an exam that requires LockDown Browser, the student will need to use LockDown Browser as their web browser, and log in to the course through it.
Below is a list of Lock Haven University computer labs where Respondus LockDown Browser™ is installed:
PUB Lab (coming soon)
Robinson Math Lab (coming soon)
The software can also be downloaded by Lock Haven University faculty and students at any time by visiting this link.
Helpful resources for Respondus LockDown Browser™: