Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor
LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment in Blackboard Learn.
When students use LockDown Browser to take a Blackboard test, they are unable to print, copy, go to other websites, access other applications, or close a test until it is submitted for grading. Tests created for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with standard browsers.
Respondus Monitor is a companion tool that may be used in addition to LockDown Browser. It adds a webcam feature for LockDown Browser that records students during online, non-proctored exams. When this feature is enabled for a test, students are required to use a webcam and microphone with LockDown Browser. After the exam is complete, an instructor can review details of the assessment, even the recorded videos.