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Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Lockdown Browser prevents a user from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during an assessment.  If an online exam or assessment requires that Respondus Lockdown Browser be used, the exam won't be accessible with a standard web browser.

Respondus Lockdown Browser provides a custom interface for the Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Macintosh) software that is already installed on a computer.  It does not modify an existing copy of Internet Explorer or Safari, but rather, install separate program that displays a custom interface and set of features.  Respondus Lockdown Browser uses the same security features and service packs that are currently installed for Internet Explorer or Safari.  Installing Respondus Lockdown Browser won't modify your current version of Internet Explorer or Safari in any way.

(Note:  Respondus Lockdown Browser should only be used for taking online exams and assessments.  It shouldn't be used to access other areas of a learning system).

Respondus Lockdown Browser is installed on all computers in the UC student computer lab as well as in the library.  You can also install the Lockdown Browser on your personal computer.

Click here to install the Respondus Lockdown Browser on your personal computer.

Available Tutorials:

  • Use Respondus Lockdown Browser (PDF)

Window Users

Respondus Lockdown Browser installer program will be downloaded as the file LockdownSFX.exe.  Run this installer program to install Respondus Lockdown Browser on your computer.  After installation, you can start the Lockdown Browser by using the shortcut that appears on the desktop or via the Start menu (Start → Respondus → Lockdown Browser).

Macintosh Users

A folder named Lockdown Browser Install will be created on your desktop.  Within this folder is the installer program named Install Respondus Lockdown Browser.pkg.  You must run this installer program to install Respondus Lockdown Browser your computer.  After installation, you can start the Lockdown Browser via the Applications folder (look for Lockdown Browser).

Consult the quick start guides for more information on the Lockdown Browser.

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