Respondus LockDown Browser
Taking an Assessment with Respondus
You need to (a)
install the browser and (b) follow these simple instructions.
Once Respondus LockDown Browser
has been installed, students
should follow these steps to take a WebCT assessment that has
been prepared for use with Respondus LockDown Browser:
- Close all programs, unless one is used to connect you to
Locate the “Respondus LockDown Browser” shortcut on the
Windows desktop and double-click it. (Alternatively, click
“Start” in Windows, select “Programs,” select “Respondus,”
and then click “Respondus LockDown Browser.”).
If you have a MAC go to Finder and look for it in applications.
Use your MC4ME username. Your password is your
DOB in MMDDYY format
Once an assessment is started using Respondus LockDown
Browser, students will be unable to exit the assessment until
the “Finish” button is clicked.
- If you have a MAC and Respondus will not work
because it says it has not found the Virtual Machine,
do not panic! Just go to
www.java.com and download JAVA.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use Respondus LockDown Browser for
anything else than taking exams (assessments). Otherwise, your
computer will LOCKDOWN. (If it does, hold the power button 5
seconds and restart you machine. Click on Lockdown browser
again, and exit it. Your computer will be back to normal.)
Instructions to install Respondus LockDown Browser.
On page 44 of the
Blackboard User Guide for Online
Courses in PDF
format (new), or,
click here to see the html version
Instructions to Update Respondus
Open Respondus and click on
the "i" located on the upper left hand side corner. On the new window
that pops up click on "check for updates." Click on "Get Updates" and install.
If you have MS Vista and are experiencing difficulties upgrading,
click here and reinstall. NEW
This procedure will solve errors such as a message stating:
"Cannot verify LockDown Browser."
If you have difficulties running
Respondus and happen to have McAfee AntiVirus, Firewall & AntiSpyware 2007,
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