Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor (Students)

Students must have Lockdown Browser version or later or they cannot access the exam enabled with LockDown Browser when screen recording is enabled. Learn how to update your version of LockDown Browser to the current version.


Respondus Lockdown Browser (LDB) is an application used by instructors to secure online quizzes, tests, and exams by restricting websites and applications on your computer. You may have instructors that us Respondus +Monitor it is an addition to Lockdown Browser requiring the use of a webcam that "monitors" a student as they take their exam.

Respondus LockDown Browser + Monitor works on Windows and Mac computers. Note: For Mac 10.14 or newer, you need to give permission for Lockdown browser to access your camera and microphone.

Respondus Student FAQ 
*Click the links below to quickly jump to specific questions on getting started with Respondus LockDownBrowser.


What is Respondus LockDown Browser?

Respondus Getting Started
PDF handout: Respondus LockDown Browser + Monitor Student Guide

Tips on Successfully Taking a Quiz with LockDown Browser
We recommend being as close to the wireless router as possible, or ideally connecting via ethernet (hardwire). If you do not have broadband internet cable (Charter) or DSL (ATT), SVSU ITS recommends going somewhere with reliable high-speed internet. Exams should not be taken in a public business setting that has free WiFi (Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.). If there is no place to go, anywhere on SVSU’s campus would work for an exam.


How can I tell if my quiz requires LockDown Browser or a Webcam?

In the description of the test, it will say Requires LockDown Browser, will proceed with + Webcam if you need to show your camera as shown in the sample image below:

Canvas quiz has Respondus LockDown Browser enabled.

Respondus Student FAQ

To view the answer to a question, please click the collapsible panel(s) below to open and close the content. 

What is the Monitor Feature in Respondus LockDown Browser?

How do I Download Respondus LockDown Browser Software?

What are Respondus LockDown Browser System Requirements?

How do I Download LockDown Browser on my Chromebook?

How do I Download LockDown Browser on my iPad?

LockDown Browser is Closing Itself While Trying to Take an Exam.

What Can I expect LockDown Browser to Look Like?

How do I Update Respondus LockDown Browser to the Latest Version on my Computer?

Respondus Student Resources

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