Respondus – LockDown Browser

The iTeam is now lucky enough to offer a pilot program of the Respondus LockDown Browser! This pilot will run until mid-May. The LockDown Browser is a useful integration for Blackboard that will allow instructors to give assessments in Blackboard with complete security so students cannot access any other sites or apps during the exam period. Here are some of the exciting features of this new LockDown browser:

  • Integrates with Blackboard Learn
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Assessments cannot be exited until submitted by users for grading
  • Task switching or access to other applications is prevented
  • Print, Print Screen and capturing functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to and from an assessment is prohibited
  • Screen capture, messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machine, and network monitoring applications are blocked from running
  • Right-click menu options and function keys are disabled
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are disabled, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop

If you are a faculty member and would like to be part of the pilot for the LockDown Browser please contact the iTeam at


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