Respondus LockDown Browser

Purpose

LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard, TAMU-CC's official learning management system. The LockDown Browser used is very specific to an institution, therefore, students should only use the LockDown Browser provided by the Division of Information Technology to take exams for TAMU-CC courses. Download TAMU-CC's Respondus Lockdown Browser. Instructors would use the Respondus LockDown Browser tool in Blackboard to specify if an exam administered in Blackboard has to be taken using the LockDown Browser. Once an exam is stared using the LockDown Browser:

  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
  • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers

Audience

Faculty, Staff and Student

Prerequisites

None

For Students

For Faculty

Technical requirements:

  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Mac: MacOS 10.15 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10;
    • iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only)
    • Windows 10, 8, & 7;
  • Memory requirement:
    • Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive.
    • Windows - 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive.