LockDown Browser

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Respondus LockDown Browser

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment when used for taking a test in HuskyCT. When taking a test using LockDown Browser, students are unable to print, copy, go to other websites, access other applications, or close a test until it is submitted for grading.

Now that UConn has a site license for Respondus LockDown Browser, instructors can require its use when having students take a test in HuskyCT. This setting is applied to each test individually. This is done by accessing “Respondus LockDown Browser” under Course Tools in the Control Panel of your HuskyCT site.

Once LockDown Browser is required for a test, students can only take the test using LockDown Browser. No other browser option will be accepted. Consequently, students need to take the test using a computer that has LockDown Browser installed. If students will be using their personal computers, they are responsible for downloading the LockDown Browser software from the link provided under the “Student Help” tab in HuskyCT and installing it on their computer. It can be used on both Macs and Windows PCs. Students requiring assistance with the installation or utilization of LockDown Browser should contact UITS – HuskyTech at 860-486-4357(HELP) or HelpCenter@uconn.edu.

Instructor Guide for LockDown Browser

Student Guide for LockDown Browser


Videos available at Respondus.com

Requiring LockDown Browser for test

Using LockDown Browser to take a test