Respondus LockDown Browser

About Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor

Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser™ (LDB) is a customized browser that increases the security of test delivery in your online course. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser to access an exam, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. Once a quiz is started, students are locked into it until it’s submitted for grading. For a complete list of features, visit the Respondus web site at

View the Instructor Quick Start Guide to set up a quiz which requires students to use the LockDown Browser.

Respondus LockDown Browser provides a custom interface for the Internet Explorer (Windows) or Safari (Macintosh) software that is already installed on the computer. It does not modify an existing copy of Internet Explorer or Safari, but rather, installs a separate program that displays a custom browser when it is started.

Respondus LockDown Browser uses the same security features and service packs that are currently installed for Internet Explorer. Installing Respondus LockDown Browser won’t modify the current version of Internet Explorer in any way. Respondus LockDown Browser is not intended to replace the browser used by faculty or students within their online course. Respondus LockDown Browser is only intended for use by students while taking quizzes that have been prepared for use with Respondus LockDown Browser. These quizzes can include essay questions if you want the students to not have access to other electronic information while writing an essay.

Installing Resondus LockDown Browser

For students to use Respondus LockDown Browser, they will need to download the software using the following link that is specific for online learning at Brazosport College:

It is highly recommended students view the Quick Start Guide prior to taking a quiz which uses the LockDown Browser. This guide is the easiest way to get students running with LockDown Browser in your online course.

In addition, students should view LockDown Browser System Requirements for information on required operating systems and browsers.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams and is ideal for non-proctored testing. The monitor is an excellent addition for those students who are unable to come to campus or other proctor locations to take their midterm or finals.

If Respondus Monitor is enabled students are requested to walk through specific steps to enable computer webcam and monitor settings.

Instructors can view the Respondus Monitor Quick Start Guide and additional resources for more information on how to enable the monitor for use in quizzes.

Students can view the Respondus Monitor Quick Start Guide and Introduction to Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor video.

Respondus LDB Administrator

Linda McConnell
Office: A.202
Distance Learning
Phone: (979) 230-3368