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Respondus Secure Online Exams

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor - Staff Use

Respondus Lockdown Browser in LearnJCU

Watch the video above for a demonstration on how to activate the Respondus Lockdown Browser feature for LearnJCU Tests. This enables a secure environment for students to complete tests online.

Watch these videos

Introduction to LockDown Browser for Blackboard Learn Ultra
Youtube video, 2m:50s
This video shows how LockDown Browser works within Blackboard Learn Ultra courses. When students use LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another website, or access other applications.

Preparing a Test for use with LockDown Browser in Blackboard Learn Ultra
Youtube video, 1m:37s
This video shows how lecturers can apply the LockDown Browser requirement to an exam in Blackboard Learn Ultra.

Respondus LockDown Browser:

  • Is a custom web browser that locks down the testing environment within LearnJCU
  • Prevents students from printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications
  • Locks students into a test until until they submit it for grading
  • Can be used on Windows: 10, 8, 7, and on MacOS 10.15 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10
  • Requires 2GB RAM and 200MB free hard disk space
  • iOS devices and Chromebooks are not supported

Respondus Monitor (limited licenses): 

  • Is a companion product for LockDown Browser designed for use when students take an online test in a non-invigilated setting (eg. off-campus)
  • Uses the student’s webcam on their own computer to record assessment sessions within LearnJCU
  • Records the student and the surrounding environment during the entire exam
  • Allows lecturers to quickly review details of the assessment or watch the recorded video
  • As per JCU Academic Requirements, the use of Respondus Monitor in online exams must be approved by your Academic Head. Once approved please contact Learning Environments to review the appropriate configuration for your online exam.

Download Respondus Lockdown Browser (Windows and Mac)

Please note: The Respondus Lockdown Browser app for iPad (iOS) and Chromebooks (ChromeOS) is not currently supported at JCU.

Off-campus students must use a desktop or laptop computer and install Respondus Lockdown Browser using the link above. Students should undertake a practice test (provided by the lecturer), ensure their webcam is working (where this is a requirement), ensure they have a reliable internet connection (preferably wired), and ensure they use the same computer for the actual test.