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Respondus LockDown Browser

About Respondus LockDown Browser

Description: Respondus LockDown Browser is an application that allows instructors to take advantage of a window-less, secure online testing environment. It is fully integrated into Folio.

NOTE:   Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor now work with Chromebooks.
Instructors have the option to allow iPads to be used while taking assessments with RLDB and Monitor. iPads can be used by standard RLDB only if the instructor allows through setup but not cannot be used with Monitor. RLDB does not work with mobile devices.  
Recommended Uses
  • Prevent unauthorized “googling” of answers in a lab environment on the computer students are using
  • Deter cheating through by locking the use of copy/paste or screen capture
Using RLDB

Using RLDB is simple for instructors. In Folio, when you create a Quiz, simple check the appropriate boxes on the Restrictions tab in the Respondus LockDown Browser section.

For students, you will be prompted to use RLDB when you enter a Quiz. All on-campus computers have the software loaded, and off-campus students can follow the simple instructions inside of Folio.

Respondus LockDown Browser Tutorials

RLDB User Guide provides student and instructor resources to use RLDB and Monitor. This includes system requirements, accessibly options and guides.

Respondus Monitor

Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor video records a student while taking an online quiz/test/exam set up within the Folio Quiz tool. This feature can be used to verify the identity of an online student taking an assessment. Requirement is that students have an internal microphone and webcam built into their laptop or using at external webcam with microphone while taking a online assessment.  

NOTE: Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor now work with Chromebooks. Mobile phones and iPads are not compatible.

RLDB User Guide
Student Quick Start Guide
Instructor Quick Start Guide
Instructor Sample Syllabus Wording
Instructor Understanding Proctoring Results

Instructors are encouraged to provide a Respondus Monitor Trial quiz that will last at least 5 minutes. This allows  students to experience using this set up first without impacting their grade. This also allows the instructors to view the results and make individual suggestions to students that are having “flags” generated.

Please reach out to if you would like to schedule a time to discuss using this feature.

Last updated: 7/28/2022