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Taking a Test with the Respondus LockDown Browser
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment for tests taken in Blackboard. If your faculty requires that you use the Respondus LockDown Browser for your test in Blackboard, you need to download and install the browser, and use it to log in to Blackboard to take the test.
While you are using Respondus LockDown Browser, you will be unable to copy, print, access other applications, visit other websites, or close the test until it is submitted. LockDown Browser functions much like a standard browser, but some options have been removed or work differently.
For example, the toolbar is modified to only include Forward, Back, Refresh, and Stop functions. Students cannot enter a web address to go to another site, and they cannot open other tabs (unless a link to another site is included within a test question). The browser is displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized, resized, or exited until the test is submitted. In addition, all printing, keyboard shortcuts, screen capture, function keys, and right-click menus are disabled.
If your faculty has enabled it, you may be able to access a calculator in the toolbar during your test. Any hyperlinks within your test will work, so that you can access the web page you need for the test, but you will not be able to navigate to other pages within the website.
Respondus Lockdown Browser is NOT currently compatible with smart phones.
Best Practices for Using Respondus Lockdown Browser in ULTRA View Courses
- Close all programs on your computer before logging into Blackboard to take your quiz or exam using Respondus Lockdown Browser.
- Click and open your course where you you need to complete your exam that requires Respondus Lockdown Browser.
- Search and click open your Test.
- If Respondus Lockdown prompts you to close an open program choose YES to close any open programs.
- Click and save your test answers.
- Click the Submit Button to submit your test.
If you are having troubles, make sure that you have already downloaded Respondus LockDown Browser to your computer. Also, check to make sure your course is an Ultra View course and not an Original view course. If it is an original view course, follow directions listed in Respondus Lockdown Browser for Original View Courses.
Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Video (2:51)
Students can access grades for all of their enrolled courses from the Blackboard Portal page. Located on the left-hand menu, click Grades menu. A window will open with all your courses listed and the grades for each course. To see a more detailed listing of your course grades, click on Total. It will give a breakdown of each grade received. In addition to graded items, you may also see upcoming grades and submitted coursework that has not yet been graded.