Respondus LockDown Browser Settings for Instructors

If you wish to require the Respondus LockDown Browser for one or more of your quizzes/exams, you will no longer see the option on the quiz settings page. The option for the Lockdown Browser is still available, however Respondus has changed the way the setup works from the instructor side.

There is no change for students. Once you set a quiz/exam to require the Lockdown Browser, students start the Lockdown Browser on their computer, and take the exam as they usually would.

To set a quiz/exam to require the Lockdown Browser,

  1. Turn Editing on in your course.
  2. If the “Repondus LockDown Browser” block is already in your course, proceed to step 5. Blocks are the small boxes on the right and left hand column.
  3. If the block is not already in your course, scroll down and click the “Add a Block” drop-down menu.
  4. Select the “Respondus LockDown Browser” block.
    Add a Block drop-down menu
  5. Click the “Dashboard” link on the Lockdown Browser block.
  6. You will see a list of all of your quizzes/exams for the course along with a column indicating whether or not the LockDown Browser is required.
  7. Use the drop-down menu next to the desired quiz/exam to require the Lockdown Browser. Begin by selecting “Modify Settings.”
  8. Select the radio button to the left of “Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam.”
  9. If this exam will be given in the classroom or another proctored setting, you will likely want to prevent students from closing the browser before the quiz/exam has been completed. Start by clicking the plus sign to the left of “Advanced Settings.”
  10. Place a check to the left of “Lock students into the browser until exam is completed.”
  11. Type a password that you or your proctor will use to close the browser for the student if they lose their internet connection. ***note, this is different than a password required to start the quiz/exam.
  12. Click the “Save and Close” button.

If you have any questions regarding the Respondus LockDown Browser setup, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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