Answered By: Eileen Kramer
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020     Views: 907

The Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special, secure browser designed for taking quizzes and tests. It is NOT Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome; you use Respondus instead of one of these browsers. 

In the Library: 

Student computers in the library and CATLab should have the Respondus LockDown browser installed. All laptops should also come with the Respondus LockDown browser installed (Chromebooks will not). Some faculty require that students use a camera while in the LockDown browser. Thankfully, most of the student computers in the library have cameras. Often, they are closed and to open the camera, press down on the center top of the monitor. All laptops should come with a camera built in. 

The Respondus LockDown browser logo should be on the desktop and will look like a gold padlock. Click the logo, select iCollege from the QuickLinks, and then open your exam. Often, you will have to go through a set of instructions about using your camera, taking a photo of your ID, and showing that you have nothing on your desk. Only after you finish these instructions will the exam begin. 

If you have any trouble using the LockDown browser or if you see that the LockDown browser is not installed on a computer, please visit the nearest library service desk for assistance. 

At Home: 

It is possible to install the Respondus LockDown browser on your own deviceVisit the Respondus Lockdown browser page provided by CETL first. At the bottom of the page, you can see a link to download for Windows or Mac. This will lead you to detailed instructions with screen shots on how to install the Lockdown browser on your own device. 

If you have questions or trouble with this process, please contact the GSU Help Desk.