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Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

The links below help familiarize new users with the basic functions of Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

Lockdown Browser and Monitor Quickstart Guide

Lockdown Browser video overview and exam setup - select Moodle videos

Respondus Monitor getting started videos

Respondus Technical Support

Respondus Monitor Knowledge Base  - FAQs

Respondus LockDown Browser Knowledge Base - FAQs


  • When you set a quiz to require Respondus,  "requires Respondus LockDown Browser" is appended  to the end of your quiz name.  Do not delete or edit this!
  • If copying a quiz from a previous semester, or using quiz questions previously in a quiz requiring the LDB/Monitor, you must open the LDB Dashboard in the Respondus block before students take the quiz, or the students will see an error message when attempting to start the quiz.

Preparing Your Students

  1. Share this link in your course Introduction to Respondus Lockdown Browser - video for students -
  2. Point Your Students to the Respondus Monitor Download and Quickstart Guides in the Cougar Courses  Student Guides, Quiz Section
  3. Download sample text for your syllabus. This word document contains text you can edit and add to your course. It explains that students must use LockDown Browser or the LockDown Browser and monitor for their online tests.
  4. Create a Practice Quiz, to ensure your first exam using the LDB/monitor runs smoothly! 
  •  Have students take an ungraded practice quiz that requires the use of LockDown Browser, before the graded exam occurs.
  • Leave the quiz available for the duration of the course, with unlimited attempts, so students can access it again if they use a different computer.