Preparing an Exam for use with LockDown Browser: Blackboard Learn


LockDown Browser is a custom browser that
locks down the testing environment within Blackboard Learn. When students use LockDown
Browser, they’re unable to print, copy, visit other websites, or access other applications
during an exam. Once the administrator for Blackboard Learn
installs the Building Block, it’s easy for an instructor to set up an exam so it requires
the use of LockDown Browser. Here’s how it’s done. Within the Blackboard course, locate the “Tools”
menu …. Then select “Respondus LockDown Browser”. A list of exams in the course is now displayed. The column here shows whether LockDown Browser
is required for an exam. To change the requirement, select “Modify Settings” from the context
menu. Then choose the option to require the use
of LockDown Browser for the exam. If an exam password is entered by the instructor,
students will be prompted for the password at the start of the exam. A second password can be entered that will
allow a user to exit the exam early. Your institution may also have a license for
Respondus Monitor — a companion product for LockDown Browser that uses a student’s webcam
to record the assessment session. If Respondus Monitor is available, additional settings
will be displayed here. Details on how to use Respondus Monitor are provided in a different
video. When ready, click the “Save and Close”
button. That’s it! The exam will now require students
to use LockDown Browser, as indicated here. Also notice that the exam name is now appended
with the phrase “Requires Respondus LockDown Browser”. This lets students know that they
need to use LockDown Browser to access the exam. Thanks for watching! To learn more about LockDown
Browser, please contact your Respondus representative or go www.respondus.com.

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