Student Quick Start Guide LockDown Browser™ and Respondus Monitor™

Student Quick Start Guide LockDown Browser™ and Respondus Monitor™



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LockDown Browser

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Respondus Monitor

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WHAT IS RESPONDUS LOCKDOWN BROWSER?

Student Quick Start Guide
(Blackboard Learn Edition)

USING WITH A WEBCAM (RESPONDUS MONITOR)

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure browser for taking
tests in Blackboard. It prevents you 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.

You may be required to use LockDown Browser with a
webcam, which will record you during an online, nonproctored exam. (The webcam feature is sometimes
referred to as “Respondus Monitor.”)
Your computer must have a functioning webcam and
microphone. Windows users need to have Adobe Flash Player
installed to Internet Explorer, even if a different browser
is normally used. Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player
installed to Safari. A broadband connection is also required.

Respondus LockDown Browser should only be used for
taking Blackboard tests. It should not be used in other areas
of Blackboard.

If an exam requires LockDown Browser and a webcam,
follow steps 1-5 in the previous “Taking A Test” section.
At this point the Startup Sequence for the webcam begins.

INSTALLing RESPONDUS LOCKDOWN browser
If Respondus LockDown Browser has already been installed,
skip to the next section. To download and install Respondus
LockDown Browser, follow these steps:

•  ou will first need to review and agree to the Terms of Use.
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•  he Webcam Check will confirm that your webcam
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and microphone are working properly. The first time the
Webcam Check is performed on a computer, Adobe Flash
Player will require you to select Allow and Remember.

Windows computers:
•  our institution will provide the link for downloading and
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installing Respondus LockDown Browser.
•  uring the installation, select Yes if prompted to accept
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programs from Respondus.

•  he remaining steps of the Startup Sequence will depend
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on settings chosen by your instructor. Follow the instructions
and note your progress along the top of the screen.

• Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the install.

• f you encounter a problem, select the It’s not working
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link for troubleshooting tips.

Mac computers:
•  e sure that OSX 10.5 or higher is being used (512K RAM
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minimum).

The test will begin after the Startup Sequence is complete.
You cannot exit LockDown Browser until the test is
submitted for grading.

•  our institution will provide the link for downloading and
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installing Respondus LockDown Browser.

PROBLEMS?

•  ollow the download page instructions to obtain the
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If you have problems downloading, installing, or taking
a test with Respondus LockDown Browser, contact your
instructor.

correct installation program.
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Start the LockDown Browser installation program
and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.

Respondus is a registered trademark and Respondus LockDown Browser and
Respondus Monitor are trademarks of Respondus, Inc. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2013 Respondus

TAKING A TEST
1.  lose all programs, unless one is used to connect you to
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the Internet.
2.  ocate the “LockDown Browser” shortcut on the desktop
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and double-click it. (For Mac users, launch “LockDown
Browser” from the Applications folder.)
3. f prompted, either close a blocked program (e.g. screen
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capture, instant messaging) by choosing Yes. Or, close
LockDown Browser and close the blocked program before
restarting.
4. Login to your Blackboard course.
5. Navigate to the test and select it.
6.  the instructor requires a test password, a new window
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will appear asking for the Exam Password. Enter the
password and click Begin Exam.
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The test will then start. (Note, once a test has been
started with Respondus LockDown Browser, you cannot
exit until the Submit button is clicked.)

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