Blackboard (Students) - LockDown Browser: Download and Open LockDown Browser for Chromebook

This document describes how to download LockDown Browser for Chromebook.

LockDown Browser is now available for Chromebook. If you are using a PC or Mac, use these instructions.

  1. Log into Blackboard.

  2. On the Institutional Page, scroll down to the "Student: Respondus LockDown Browser" box. 

    Download Respondus box from Institutional page

  3. Within the box, scroll down to "Download and Installation Information. Click on the  Download Respondus LockDown Browser-- link. 


  4. From the Chrome Web Store, click the Add to Chrome button.

    Add to Chrome

  5. A menu will drop down and ask "Add 'LockDown Browser'?" Click on Add extension button.

    Add extension button

  6. When the installation is complete, this page will appear:

    The LockDown Browser for Chromebook extension has been installed.

    LockDown Browser will appear in your Extensions.

  7. Open LockDown Browser afterward to verify that it installed correctly and to get an idea of how the software functions.You can open LockDown Browser from a shortcut on your desktop or by searching your computer applications. 

  8. When it is time to take your test, open LockDown Browser, log into Blackboard, and navigate to the test in your course.

    Note: You will only be able to take the test through LockDown Browser - not through any other browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. If you open the test in a browser like Chrome or Firefox, you will receive a password error that will prompt you to open the test in LockDown Browser.

    Password required field that shows when attempting exam that requires LockDown Browser is attempted in another browser.

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OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2021-08-24 11:56:01Updated2024-03-01 16:01:35
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