Respondus LockDown Browser
Reference Number: AA-00638 Last Updated: 2022-02-16 14:13

If your instructor requires Respondus LockDown Browser®, you will see a note saying "Respondus LockDown Browser is required" after selecting your test from the To-Do List.

Note: LockDown Browser can only be installed on a computer running a Windows or Mac operating system. It cannot be installed on a Chromebook, iPad or Android tablet.

Browser Compatibility Check

You may check to make sure that your browser is compatible with LockDown Browser even if the test is not yet available to take. Press Check Your Browser, and follow the instructions.

If you have a compatible version of LockDown Browser already installed, you will see a "Congratulations!" message. If the link does not work, you will need to download and install a compatible version of LockDown Browser.

Student Editions

The following are the student editions of LockDown Browser. If you do not have a compatible version of LockDown Browser installed, please select the appropriate link for your operating system and follow the prompts.

Windows (Version

Mac (Version

System Requirements

Operating Systems
Windows: 11, 10, 8.1
Mac: OS X 10.12 or higher

Windows: 2 GB RAM
Mac: 512 MB RAM 

Using LockDown Browser

When you are ready to start a test requiring LockDown Browser, press Launch LockDown Browser on the test details page. The same page will open in LockDown Browser. To begin the test, press Start.

Your instructor may also require you to use LockDown Browser to review your test(s). To open a test review, press Launch LockDown Browser on the test details page. Then select the attempt you would like to review.