Eligible: Students, Faculty & Staff

Availability: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Support: Monday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

AKAs: Respondus LockDown Browser


Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for professors who are creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Canvas, Blackboard, and other learning systems. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved between different learning systems. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus 4.0 will save you hours on each project.

For Respondus support, contact the Blackboard Help Desk via email or call: (305) 284-3949 (9 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week).

Important Information for Students: Some instructors deploy tests in Blackboard and specify that students use the Respondus LockDown Browser (details below) to complete the test. Students will have to download the browser, which is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers. Once installed, the Respondus LockDown Browser will make students close all other applications before they can take the test.

Respondus includes the following:

  • Respondus LockDown Browser is a locked browser for taking tests in Blackboard Learn. It prevents you from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications during a test. If a Blackboard test requires that LockDown Browser be used, you will not be able to take the test with a standard web browser. LockDown Browser should only be used for taking Blackboard tests. It should not be used in other areas of Blackboard.
  • Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses the webcam to record students during an online exam. Your instructor will let you know if they decide to use this feature.


  • Students: Only have access to download and use the Respondus LockDown Browser when asked by a professor to take an exam.
  • Faculty, Staff, & University Departments: No restrictions.


  • Faculty, Staff, & University Departments: The University has entered into a site license for Respondus 4.0. It can be downloaded onto any University owned computer.


  • There is no cost to use this software



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