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Respondus Lockdown Browser / Monitor

LockDown Browser Introduction

LockDown Browser® is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard Learn.

LockDown Browser Pilot Status

The TELT team has performed several tests with Respondus LockDown Browser in academic years 2016 and 2017. They have decided not to continue these pilots. The reasons for these are as follows:

  • Safety concerns
  • Assessment on student computers ('bring your own device') requires a lot more organization than the alternative we have selected (tests on Chromebooks)

If individual lecturers want to use lockdown browser in the future, this can no longer be supported or managed by the TELT team.


Instead of Respondus LockDown Browser, the UT now has the option of digital testing using Chromebooks. Please contact us if you are interested.