Respondus LockDown Student Browser


Faculty member wants students to use Respondus Monitor for students to take exam.


Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Desire2Learn. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.

Downloading and Installing:

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Click Download LockDownBrowser link that is located under the Student Resources section at the bottom of the D2L homepage.
  3. Click the Install Now button.
  4. Execute the downloaded file.
  5. Install the software via the on-screen prompts.
  6. Double-click the shortcut for LockDownBrowser that is now on your desktop.
  7. Log in with your credentials when the D2L log in page opens up.

How do I use Respondus LockDown:

System Requirements (Students):

  • Windows: 11,10, 8, 7
  • Mac: OS X 10.12 or higher
  • Web Browser (Windows) or Safari (Mac) must function properly on the computer
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Web camera (internal or external) & microphone
  • A broadband internet connection
  • Learning Management System Requirements
  • Desire2Learn LE 10.x or higher. Requires the configuration of an External Learning Tool
  • See Website for more information about system requirements



Article ID: 411
Thu 5/12/22 8:15 AM
Thu 5/12/22 8:15 AM