Taking Exams in Brightspace with LockDown Browser

When taking exams with LockDown Browser in Brightspace, start in a regular browser in Brightspace. Do not open Respondus. 

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Last Updated: June 12, 2023
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Taking exams in Brightspace with LockDown Browser

When taking exams with LockDown Browser in Brightspace, start in a regular browser and go to your course in Brightspace first. Do not open Respondus. 

  1. Log into Brightspace with a regular browser (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox)
  2. Click into your course and then into the quiz/exam
  3. Download or Launch LockDown Browser:
    1. If you have used Respondus this semester in Brightspace, click Launch LockDown Browser
    2. If you get an error or have not used Respondus this semester in Brightspace
      1. Click Download and install the latest version of LockDown Browser
      2. Once the download/installation is complete, return to your quiz in Brightspace
      3. Click Launch LockDown Browser
  4. Lockdown Browser will load, and you can start the quiz
    Quiz requirements with two clickable links: "Download and install the latest version of LockDown Browser" and "Launch LockDown Browser"

LockDown Browser + Webcam Requirement

Watch this brief video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the webcam feature.

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