Adding Respondus Lockdown Browser to a Quiz or Exam in Brightspace

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Last Updated: January 22, 2024
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In order to enable Respondus Lockdown Browser for your quiz in Brightspace, please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your quiz has been created in Brightspace
  2. In the Quizzes tab of your course, open the Lockdown Browser Dashboard


Image of quiz tab highlighting the lockdown browser dashboard


  1. A list of your quizzes will be displayed
  • Quizzes labeled with Required will require students to use Lockdown Browser
  • Quizzes labeled with Not Required do not require students to use Lockdown Browser


Image of quizzes in the lockdown browser dashboard highlighting quizzes with lockdown browser required and not required


  1. To enable the lockdown browser in your quiz, select the downward facing arrow next to your quiz name


Image of downward facing arrow next to a quiz selected, showing the settings option.


  1. Select "Require Respondus LockDown Browser for this exam"  to enable the lockdown browser.  Additionally, you have the ability to create a password that students must enter to prior to starting the quiz.


Image of the lockdown browser featured being required for an exam.  This is also highlighting the section where you can create a password for students to enter prior to starting an exam.


  1. You also have the ability to several Advanced Settings once you enable the lockdown browser for your exam, these include the following:
  • Require LockDown Browser to view feedback and results
  • Lock students into the browser until exam is completed
  • Allow students to take the exam with an iPad, using the free LockDown Browser app
  • Allow students to access a list of specified web domains during the test
  • Enable Calculator or Print functions in the LockDown Browser toolbar


Image of advanced features when enabling respondus lockdown browser


  1. Select Save and Close to require the lockdown browser and save your settings


Image of save and close button


Please Note


LockDown Browser must be installed to each computer being used for a quiz.  When a student opens a quiz, they will receive a link displayed in the image below that will allow them to download Respondus. 


Image of download link that will appear to students prior to starting an exam


Additional Resources


For more information on utilizing Respondus LockDown Browser, including enabling Proctoring, click here.  Respondus also provides instructors with video tutorials and guides on using this tool directly in the LockDown Browser Dashboard in the Quizzes tab of Brightspace.  These can be accessed by choosing either the Video Tutorials or Guides and Support tabs in the dashboard.


 Image of video tutorial and guides tabs


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