Respondus LockDown Browser


    The Respondus Lockdown Browser application is a separate browser that your instructor may require to take a test in Blackboard. If a test in Blackboard says "Requires Respondus LockDown Browser" you cannot take the test using a standard browser such as Safari, Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. The LockDown Browser application only needs to be installed one time on a computer.

    I've already installed the Lockdown Browser on this computer, now what?

    1. Log in to myMason.gmu.edu, select the Courses tab.

    courses tab

    2. Scroll down the page until you see the module “Respondus (Students)” and click the link for "LockDown Browser application".

    Student module respondus

     

    3. Follow the on-screen prompts to download the correct Respondus browser for your computer (Windows or Mac).

    new respondus download

    4. Locate and double-click the downloaded file to start the setup process and follow on-screen instructions.

    5. Once installed, open the application. Look for the browser desktop icon or browser desktop icon macicon. It will open directly to myMason, where you can log in and find your course.

    6. You can now begin your exam. Please read all instructions as your instructor may require a password to enter the test.

     

    I've already done this!

    For Windows: To check whether the LockDown Browser application has already been installed on your computer, look for the following icon on your Windows desktop:

    browser desktop icon

    or, look for the application using the Windows Start Menu:

    Start > All Programs > Respondus > Lockdown Browser

    For Mac: To check whether the Lockdown Browser application has already been installed on your computer, look for the following icon on your Macintosh desktop:

    browser desktop icon mac

    or, look for the application using the Macintosh Finder:

    Applications > Lockdown Browser

     

    You can now begin your exam. Please read all instructions as your instructor may require a password to enter the test. 

    Quick Guide for LockDown Browser