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LockDown Browser

LockDown is a special browser used for taking tests online that deters cheating. Please note that you must download and access LockDown Browser in order to use Respondus Monitor.


  • Integrates with Blackboard Learn, Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle, Schoology and Sakai
  • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
  • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and network monitoring applications
  • Print, Print Screen, and screen capture functions are disabled
  • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
  • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
  • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
  • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh, and Stop
  • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers
  • Localized for multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese
  • Supports screen readers
  • Available for Windows, Mac, iOS and other systems (see LockDown System Requirements)