Respondus LockDown Browser
The Respondus LockDown Browser building block was updated on the Blackboard servers. This update resolves some recent issues with Respondus LDB. There are no major changes, but there will be some minor changes to the way instructors enable/disable Respondus LDB for quizzes and tests. This update also eliminates a password confusion problem for students attempting a test in LockDown Browser.
What is Respondus LockDown Browser?
Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking tests in Blackboard. It prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that
Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser.
Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Blackboard tests. It should not be used in other areas of Blackboard.
Respondus LockDown Browser is already installed on all computers in the campus computer clusters.
Instructors AND Students Note: If you installed Respondus LockDown Browser on your own computer prior to August, 2012, you should reinstall a the current version from the download link above to avoid problems before taking a test which requires LockDown Browser.
These links will assist instructors and students with using the Respondus LockDown Browser.
Recent Respondus LockDown Browser Issues:
Students and instructors have reported various problems using LockDown Browser this semester. Fortunately, there are solutions!
If you have questions feel free to contact the Instructional Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.