LockDown Browser (UTHSC Student Academic Technology)

LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within the Blackboard Learning Management System.

When students use LockDown Browser, they cannot print, copy, go to another website/URL, or access other software programs.  If instructed to use LockDown Browser for a Blackboard test, students must first install this software on their personal devices. Installation is highly recommended before test day. 

Follow these steps to prepare for your next LockDown Browser secure online test.

How to Install LockDown Browser on Student Personal Devices

If you have Respondus from another institution, make sure to uninstall it.  To download Respondus LockDown Browser.

  1. Log into Blackboard and select Institution Page.
  2. Under UTHSC Resources, you should see Respondus. Select Respondus.
  3. On the left side of page, Select Enroll.
  4. You should now be in the course. 
    1. Select Start Course. You may review each module.
    2. Select Download and Installation
    3. Select UTHSC Respondus LockDown. A link appears. Respondus will automatically recognize which operating system your computer uses.  Be sure the correct one is shown before clicking Install Now.
    4. Follow the prompts for installation. 
  5. You should now have Respondus on your device.

Watch this brief introductory video that explains how LockDown Browser works from the student perspective.

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Respondus Campus-Wide is a tool that can be used to create and manage exams that can be delivered on paper or published directly to Blackboard Learn.
Respondus LockDown Browser is supported by the Teaching and Learning Center.