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Respondus LockDown Browser® & Monitor® for GHC Student

What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

LockDown Browser (RLDB)is a locked browser for taking quizzes, tests, and exams in D2L. On quizzes or tests using RLBD, you will not be able to print, copy, go to another URL, or accessing other applications during the quiz or test. If a D2L quiz or test requires that Respondus LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. LockDown Browser can only be used for taking D2L quizzes, tests, or exams from the Quizzes Tool. It cannot be used in other areas of D2L.

Installing LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser can only be used on your personal computer. It should not be installed on computers in any school lab, library, or Hub. In addition, you should not install it on computers at your place of employment.

If you installed LockDown Browser last semester, you should reinstall it so that you have the lastest updated version. LockDown Browser must be installed to each computer (Windows or Mac) being used to take a quiz or test.

Taking a Quiz

  1. Close all programs, unless one is used to connect you to the Internet.
  2. Log into D2L, select your course and navigate to the quiz.
  3. Click the “Launch LockDown Browser” button, labelled 2 in Figure 1, to open LockDown Browser and start the quiz.
  4. If prompted to close a blocked program (e.g. screen capture, instant messaging) choose Yes.
  5. If you are required to use a webcam to record yourself during a test, a Startup Sequence will guide you through a webcam check and other items required by the instructor
  6. 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.)

Go through the startup process and complete the practice quiz.  This will give you the feel of what taking quizzes or tests will be like during your course as the testing process will be the same.

Using RLDB with a Webcam (Respondus Monitor)

You may be required to use LockDown Browser with a webcam, which will record you during an online, monitored exam. (The webcam feature is sometimes referred to as “Respondus Monitor.”)  Your computer must have a functioning webcam and microphone. A broadband connection is also required.

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.

Note: The time on your quiz or test will not start until after you complete the Startup Sequence.

Having Technical Issues or Problems?

If you have problems downloading and installing LockDown Browser, review the help tips or open a ticket at Respondus Support. In addition, contact your instructor for guidance.