Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Brightspace.

When students use LockDown Browser to take a Brightspace test, they are unable to print, copy, go to other websites, access other applications, or close a test until it is submitted for grading. Tests created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.

Respondus Monitor is a companion tool that may be used in addition to LockDown Browser. It adds a webcam feature for LockDown Browser that records students during online, non-proctored exams. When this feature is enabled for a test, students are required to use a webcam and microphone with LockDown Browser. After the exam is complete, an instructor can review details of the assessment, even the recorded videos.

Respondus is a tool directly integrated within Brightspace. You may use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to provide additional test security over any Brightspace test. Additional documentation and resources are available directly within your Brightspace course.

Respondus Documentation & Tutorials